Friday, 4 January 2013

Looking Forward...

It's late and I have been a little lacking on the blog this week I'm afraid, and I have to be honest it's because I've been trying to work out what I want from the year ahead of me. Now, I'm not going to do the whole resolution post as it just doesn't work for me and if things don't go quite to plan, it's OK, I can adjust and move on.
The thing I am going to focus on is to 'explore' and I have decided to apply this wherever I can in the year ahead. Of course I want to see more of the world, appreciate where I live more and spend time with interesting and inspiring people (friends and those yet unknown alike). But, I also want to work on my business, and to do this I need to explore new avenues and be more confident. This applies to other areas in my life as well (read single), and those who know me well are always telling me to be more open to things (the favourite phrase is "eyes up Atwell") and say yes more. I do have major self belief issues and I going to try really hard to work on this. 
I also want to spend more time exploring my creativity. I am happy to finally call myself an artisan, a designer, and I would like to spend more time in the design stages of my work. I have always rushed through that initial stage of the design process when it comes to my jewellery. I am so keen to get started on the make, that I often don't spend much time on my sketch books. 
My photography skills and writing are also going to get more attention, I really want people to discover this blog and want to return. I do find it hard to know what to talk about all the time, but I'd like to think I'm connecting with the world a little. I am always thrilled when people want to say hello, and if they then want to look at my work and like what they see, bonus.

I hope I've not been too self indulgent with this post! What would you like to work on in 2013?


  1. I always like reading your blog ad coming back to it. I must admit I don't check it as regularly as I would like, but I do eventually remember to have a look again.

    I've not thought about what exactly I want from this year because I tend not to do that. Whatever happens happens, is what I think. However, I do want to find more ways of getting word about my shop out there. I wonder how my first year of trading will be (so far, so good - but it could definitely be better).

    On a personal note I would like to travel and see more of the UK. I would love a seaside holiday where it is hot, but I doubt that will happen this year!

    1. Nadia! it's nice to know you drop by and I am the first to admit that I am rubbish at catching up with blogs and friends alike.
      And you are so right about planning, never works for me really and that's why I'm going to try and improve my attitude and try to be more positive!

      Your little beach huts are adorable by the way.


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