Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

Wow! Where to start... 2007 was a great year for me in many ways. There were also many times this year where I felt like I had some really rough spots.

I am so grateful to be part of the Kitchen Sink stamps and Clear Dollar stamp design teams. That was a goal of mine and it has been really wonderful. In 2008, I would love to be published with some artwork from both of these companies.

I was published with my Close To My Heart business. That felt so great! :) This year, I'd like to be a little more consistent with my business. I would also love to enter a bunch of work so that Sharon and I can have the opportunity to teach at convention in Orlando. That would really be a dream come true and it would be so much fun.

I'd like to lose a few of the pounds I put on this year. I think everyone has this goal. :)

I started selling Premier Jewelry because I love it so much. When I wear it, it makes me feel good about myself. I'd like to help other people feel that way too. :) If I could earn a little fun money in the process, that would be great too.

I'd like to be a better mother, teacher, sister and wife in 2008. I definitely need to learn more patience and more dedication to those things that are important to me and to those things that I love.

2007 has also had some rough spots. My sister moved to California and now my mom lives alone. I really wish that she could come and live with us. I worry about her being alone and I would like her to have more time to do the things she enjoys. She is a teacher and school has been difficult for her this year. There have been days when she has called all choked up because of the behavior of both children and adults. She shouldn't have to feel that way and at times, it has made me both angry and sad.

I don't really want to go into detail about some of the other things that are going on. Just remember to tell people that you love and appreciate them. And keep people in your prayers in thoughts.

I hope everyone has a wonderful 2008.


1 comment:

maria @ kitchen sink said...

great goals Rachel! Happy New Year to you and your family!