Shanah Tova!

Monday, September 17, 2012

It's Rosh Hashana, y'all.

Happy New Year!

As we move into the new year, it's important to take a few minutes out of your day to take stock of what has passed, what you've achieved, what you're thankful for, and what you're aiming for in the new year.

What has passed: We spent another year in London, we got married, we visited Prague, we made new friends and learnt new skills. I joined the EEWI, and I bought a sewing machine.

What I've achieved: In the last year I've successfully run my own business (and reached the end of year 1!) and met some fantastic people in the process. I've focussed on the skills I want to develop, and I've rediscovered a passion for design.

I'm thankful for: an amazing and supportive husband (it's still odd to use that word, almost one year on), an incredible family who constantly stay in touch with me through the magic of Skype, and a group of irreplaceable friends who are spread across the globe but still feel like they're going to pop around for tea at the weekend.

It's also an opportunity for something new. This year I want to: sew a dress, from scratch, using a pattern that comes in a book or packet (and not from a dress I already have). I want to give workshops and craft classes to share what I've learnt. I want to create a book of home projects, and print fabrics to go with it. I want to bake flawless soufflés.

Shanah tova! Isn't this picture lovely? It's exactly what we should all be doing all of the time - and I know I'm guilty of doing this almost none of the time. May the new year be full of tea-drinking, tree-thinking moments like these.

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