Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy 2012

A New Year begins....


Every January, we begin anew.  At least that is the discussion on the news, in little conversations with friends, and talk shows.  How do you feel about being asked "what are your New Year's resolutions"?

I had a different attitude about it this time.  Instead of welcoming in the New Year like a 9 week old puppy, wiggling my tail and chomping at the bit, and making all kinds of new resolutions, I kind of took a deep breath, and sat down to contemplate my feelings about this.

I guess I am so overwhelmed with opportunity and new things going on in my life, that making a resolutions is just not in the picture.  Then I thought, this is a bad thing?  Nope, it really is a great thing.

Why put more pressure on myself, why should you, in making resolutions?  I am still working on the last major one I committed to last January, to get my weight in line.  I am so happy to say, I stayed focused on that the entire year, giving up sugar, or as much as you can give it up!  It is in everything we eat, practically!

So is this overwhelming feeling a good thing?  It really is.  Is it okay to challenge yourself with new opportunities to the point that after sitting down on January 1st, and putting all the commitments on your  calendar, you have to search for play time?

I believe this is a metamorphosis for me.  I have never gone in to a year busier.  I have never had the opportunities for growth as I do at this time.  I have never challenged myself with quite the challenges I have set up for the year professionally.  And see this happening all around me, with so many of you.

Aren't we lucky? Isn't it wonderful that we have opened ourselves up to new things, new opportunities and new skills?  If we didn't do that each and every year, we would not have the opportunity to grow, and morph, giving us the chance to spread our wings.

May you have the most wonderful year of opportunity.
May you find happiness is the mass web of chaos you have spun.
May you find a way to enjoy each and every day, appreciating the life around you.
May you find peace, and time to play, in any form.

Sending much love.

Riki

13 comments:

Debbie said...

We are Lucky!!!
I love your GREATNESS!!
Best of luck to you in this New Year of opportunities!!!

xoxo
debbie

Stephani Gorman said...

Hey Riki what a wonderful post! No pressure and growth is a great concept! You are always an inspiration! Love ya, Steff

Narrative jewelry said...

Lovely words to begin this new year. Thank you Riki, you are still a "grande dame".

My best wishes and lots of "bisous" (kisses), to you for 2012.

For my own part, "renewal", will be THE word, more in accordance with my new life, than any New Year's best resolutions.

With all my love,
Vero

Suz said...

Very thoughtful, Riki. You also wrote it so beautifully and I love the graphic. You are indeed "in the process"! I admire all you have done so much and you are in the top two of my jewelry-making idols! Bet you can't guess who the other one is!
Fondly,
Suz

joyce said...

Thank you for your inspirational message Rikki.

Diane said...

It is a new year with many new opportunities! I am trying to breath slowly and deeply =) Luv ya my friend....Happy New Year!!

MosaicMagpie said...

Great post! I too am heading into this year with my plate full! That is okay because as you say it is a great opportunity for growth.
Happy New Year! friend.
Deb

Cindy said...

So happy for you, Riki. You have a full, happy, and creative life. And it sounds like so many wonderful things are in the works for 2012...looking forward to hearing more about them!

SueAnn said...

Much love and happiness to you too!!
Happy 2012
Hugs
SueAnn

Romancing The Bling said...

Happy New Year Riki! Thank you for stopping by and leaving your sweet words of inspiration! I am also looking forward to what 2012 is offering ~ personal growth, inspirations and business opportunities.
I will be teaching my first workshop next month ~ I can's wait!

Hugs,

Deb

Gaby Bee said...

Best wishes for a super 2012 - with lots of creativity, good health and joy!

Hugs, Gaby

In the Light of the Moon said...

Yes,I feel it Momma,I recognize it,and I am totally open to it all and I am thankful.For me,this "opportunity to grow" also means I have to push my "fear" of the unknown aside and just keep moving forward.It's scary Momma,but then I see you in my heart,and your words in my head,and I know my direction is true and I continue on,one step at a time,one foot at a time,one heartbeat at a time.
Blessings on this 2012 Journey.
Cat

The Feathered Nest said...

Such a beautiful post sweet Riki!!! You inspire me to be a brave girl and embrace being busy! I tend to shy away from that as I feel it chokes my creativity but in reality it will propel it ~ I'm finally going to go teach a class at Paper Cowgirls in Texas!!!! I hope your new year is a wonderful one dear friend, hugs and love, Dawn