Sunday, 2 January 2011

Happy New year...

From my creative place to yours I wish you a very Happy New Year...Reflection is a big part of New Year for me, I like to give myself a little time thinking about the past and making plans for the future. Only this year I have chosen not to reflect. Its not been the best year of my life, still struggling with the reality of becoming a single parent, not being able to be the home Mommy I always wanted to be, having to go back to college and work, making my sewing and knitting a business not just a hobby, losing my place by the seaside, some friends finding the changes in my life not compatible with their lives, its not an easy transition. This New year also holds lots of change, this month my family home goes up for sale and my children are finding this part of our family life the most difficult, lots of personal 'stuff' to handle, many many challenges and I have exams to work towards also . . . yes lots of change, so instead of reflecting I am taking a big deep breath and feeling, for the first time in a long time, excited about my future. My life is full of insecurity and worry about my family and our future, but it is also exciting and full of possibilities. My boys and I myself are blessed with good health we are warm and we have food in our tummies and our home is full of love, laughter and so many cuddles plus some very special people that care for us. So no dwelling on the past this year, only looking forward... new designs for Dotty Red, a new creative vibe, a new home . . . my two beautiful children and myself take a great big positive leap into 2011.

Happy New Year

Wishing you love, happiness, good health and wealth... Here's to the future, lets make great plans and ignore those who try and trample on our dreams!

Photograph. My beach boys happy by the sea side. It is my tradition to go to the seaside at Christmas for a wind swept walk along one of our favorite beaches, with our holiday home now gone we didn't manage it this year, so a little memory to help us all along... Soon it will be summer and new beaches will be discovered...


8 comments:

Debby said...

May you and your boys have a blessed new year ahead. I hope that things fall into place and positive things happen for you.

French Knots said...

I hope the changes ahead in 2011 are positive for you and your boys.xx

Em said...

hope this is a great new year for you and your boys. i will remember dont let people trample on your dreams. thanks for that.x

Twiggy said...

Happy New Year to you and your boys Suzie, from Twiggy Towers !!
Twiggy x

Val said...

Hi Suzie, You don't know this, but your blog and the honesty of it warms my heart and gives me such an empathy with you ..... for many years ago now, I was in your place (or similar). Thank you for the joy you bring to me, and I want to award you with The Stylish Blogger Award - if you pop over to my blog you can take the Award button and put it on your own, and while you are there please take a peek at my Give Away for the 31st January :0) I hope you can participate and that you enjoy your Award. I may be a new visitor to your blog, but I will now be a "regular"
May this new year be creative and a blessing to you and your boys,
love and best wishes,
Val xx Oxfordshire

Lyn said...

What a good attitude to have and wishing you a happy, healthy and peaceful 2011
love
Lyn
xxx

JuicyFig said...

I hope you manage to keep yourself in that possitive place and have a wonderful 2011!

Kath
x

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Suzie -- there's nothing like a new year to clean the cobwebs from the old one. You have a wonderful attitude, I know it can't be easy. The years pass so quickly though, and before long (thankfully) this will all be a distant memory. Happy, Happy New Year -- I just know it will be a good one for you and your boys!