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Happy New Year! January 10, 2016 03:00

planning 2016
I'm a week late getting to a New Year's post, but that's how life feels right now. Everything is a week late. Scratch that. Time? It is more elusive than ever.  It comes and goes on its own schedule with no regard for me. Mostly it goes and goes and goes and I am unaware of where I stand with it.  I just had to check the date in my planner to see that I was actually a week behind the New Year in my head.  Such is life with a toddler.

That may sound really negative, and sometimes it is. It's frustrating to have tons of ideas and by the time I execute them it is too late for whatever intended deadline.  But on the days when I can just go with the flow, it is freeing to live on the time of a small person as she learns and grows so quickly.  She doesn't care about time.  She only cares about stretching her little mind and body to it's limits, always pushing to grow, grow, grow. No matter how I look at it, it has been about 2 years since I was seriously able to focus on my art on a regular basis.  I want to get back into a routine so that my art and my business can begin to grow again.

So I've spent the last week mapping out the year, art goals, marketing goals, show goals.  I started a small group of other artists to share goals with and keep each other on track.  I am reading "Big Magic" to light a fire under my soul as I go.

I have some exciting goals and so much art that I can't wait to share with you! 

If you are a parent of a little one, how do you keep up with your own needs?  If you run your own business, how do you hold yourself accountable?