I don't believe in resolutions. I believe in goals.
But I thought I would do a 2013 recap.
For me 2013 was the the year for learning, growth and direction.
It was the year I I fell out of love with Deesigngeek and didn't want to design any more, a scary concept as it is all I have done,
it defined me.
It turned out it was the type of work I was creating that just wasn't rocking my world any more and I had to take it in a new direction, I tried not to be too hard on myself - sometimes to go forward you have to go back.
So I got creative, I mean "picking up paintbrushes, pencils and cameras" creative and learnt how to have fun again rather than how much could I sell this for.
I appreciate that money allows you to travel, buy art materials and have a nice life but does it motivate me? I have to be honest and say a big fat "nope".
For me to get excited about designing it has to bring some beautiful to the world and make someone feel good.
I realised I had put too much importance in work and I started to enjoy life, time with my friends and family and to achieve goals I never thought I would be able to like run a Half marathon.
I also decided to live positively and started meditating, this helped me to see situations with clarity which had a great knock on effect on my design work and business planning. I had the idea of bringing everything back in-house under the DeesignGeek brand, Graphic design, Illustrating and Photography, it means learning a lot of new skills it will be worth it to ensure I'm creating a truly unique and original brand.
I have learnt to be honest with myself about what I want, the courage to go after it and to see mistakes as opportunities to learn.
2013 was all about learning but 2014 will be all about action, I can't wait!
Have a fabulous New Year! X