Such a simple statement but it's everything really.
My theme for this year is 'Evolve' and it's not easy. I am making small shifts and really, really trying to work out what I want. So much choice. I am lucky.
I took part in a personal development course last week called The EOS Programme; it's simple but profound and confirms things I know deep down.
Don't you find that really you always know what you need to do to change things. It's doing it and recognising it that's the difficult bit.
You choose your state of mind. Of course if you have clinical depression that's a whole other battle and I really understand that.
As part of my homework I am writing a gratitude journal and success journal daily.
My business Moobaacluck isn't the biggest and I think I felt that I should have a trade range shortly after I was invited to join notonthehighstreet but I never really felt comfortable with that. In retrospect that was the right decision for me... I did go quite far a long that road - even taking part in the BCTF in Yorkshire in 2011 and realising while there that what I was showing wasn't the sort of work I wanted to be doing on a mass scale!
I love painting personalised wood pieces for customers - but that's what they are personal! They have individual meaning to each person that orders from me. It loses soul when repeated over and over ... without personalisation. That said there are a few small items like my little chickens that could perhaps be trade items but when you look at similar items in shops they are often made abroad en mass and those that aren't are probably not making a lot of profit if they are competing with those companies.
My background is illustration and there is so much potential to get into that again. I'd love to. As well as develop more prints for Moobaacluck, textile design under my own name, design for ceramics ( I've made a few of my own but perhaps a visit to some factories is in order )), maybe even rugs! Painting and drawing for pleasure.
Virtually all business books and courses say Focus!!!! It's true but the most important thing is freedom and personal happiness, being there for your family. I'm so grateful for the fact that I earn a living working from home doing what I chose to do and clarity will come. You can't rush it.