Some random thoughts on New Year’s Eve…as 2014 ends and 2015 begins.
2014 was a great year…for the first time I choose a word to think about for the year. I chose “create” or “creativity”. During 2014 I worked to embrace my creative side again, learned how to quilt (still need to finish said quilt but it’s coming along quite nicely). I also learned how to make seal skin and leather mittens. I sewed a few children’s capes and knitted a few baby sweaters for friend’s new babies and older siblings to enjoy. What prompted me to pick a word for 2014 was my involvement in ‘A Bright Project’. Each month I was paired up with a different woman to exchange a snail mail letter or package…also interacting with each other via Instagram! It was quite a fun way to branch out and be social and meet some wonderful woman from around the world!
2014 brought a change in my work in May…to a new position, still based in Pangnirtung…but allowed me to travel and renew my love of Nunavut. It was great to visit so many different communities over the 2nd half of the year. (Yes, sometimes I got stuck…and didn’t spend much time at home….but honestly, I loved every second of it…except the paperwork aspect! But if you know me papers have never been my strong suit!)
I arrived this morning in Melbourne, Australia and am I’m travelling overseas for the month of January also visiting the Philippines before coming home to Canada. I’m so uber excited about this trip…the tickets have been booked for 6 months and it’s FINALLY here!
I wrote this post on December 28th before I started my trek to Melbourne. I know my blog has been a bit silent in the last 8 weeks or so. It’s hard to believe that it is almost my 6th year anniversary of starting to blog. I never thought when I started in 2009 that this would be something I would be still doing so many years later. I blog because it is a creative outlet, I like sharing photos and stories and snippets of my life. It’s become a happy place..and I enjoy the process and the people I’ve met through my blog. But when life gets crazy, blogging is the first ball that is dropped. To be honest the past 8 weeks or so, I just needed a break…life and work has been so crazy hectic…blogging became another thing that was on the MUST do list, rather than the ‘oh this is fun let’s just share’ list. But don’t you worry, I’m not giving up blogging. I look at it as just unplugging for a bit…and taking a bit time for me to recharge and refill my batteries.
Don’t worry, 2015 is going to be a steller year I can feel it already and I can’t wait to share with you some of the adventures I’m going to have. But you might have to be a wee bit patient with me, as I’m not going to be blogging from the road. But can’t wait to share with your my adventures when I’m back home in February!
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You
I’m looking forward to 2015…are you?