In case you haven’t heard, it’s cold. Very cold. Record-breaking cold for this time of year. Every social media site has been blowing up with my friends and followers alerting me to this fact. But we shouldn’t let the cold outside affect what we feel on the inside.
Winter is a very complex time of the year, when many people suffer from seasonal depression and sadness. It’s also when many people stay tucked away in their homes and become recluses. Let’s try something different together this year — let’s make an effort to be more connected.
January is the perfect time to take stock of your life. Haven’t worn those clothes all year? Donate them. Feeling unhealthy from all the holiday meals? Set up a workout schedule. Haven’t set up a Skype date with you BFF in awhile? Call her up.
This year let’s try to become more loving, healthier, kinder, and, most importantly, let’s make an effort to communicate better. Why are we afraid to call up our friends on the phone? Why do we fear being called a “creeper” if we post comments on old Facebook photos? Why don’t we share our thoughts when something touches our lives us in some way? Share the warmth of your friendship (starting now!) and your heart will keep you warm during this cold spell and on into 2014.
Some mornings I just don’t think I can make it through the day. When will I have time to design new items for my Etsy store? How will I manage to fit in a run after a nine hour day of mindlessly working on my laptop when my brain and body feel as if they’ve turned to moosh? How can I keep myself from eating all of the cinnamon buns in the kitchen instead of sharing? Why did I decide to be an Art History major when the job market sucks?
You have to keep your eye on the prize, no matter how steep the hill seems to be! Don’t second-guess yourself and trust that you can achieve your goals if you just keep working towards them. My goals for this week are centered primarily on getting my work space organized and researching how to write the perfect press release. And maybe if I have an extra-productive day I will treat myself to an extra cinnamon bun… just not the whole plate!
1680 x 1050
I’ve always loved desktop wallpapers that also serve as calendars, there’s a sense of both design and organization that is so simple and inherent to each one. Here’s a very simple one that I’ve made for November that features a beautiful wine-berry color and a simple quote.
To download and use, simply click the image and save it to your computer. This is designed for a 1680 x 1050 display (MacBook Pro 15-inch), but will also work on others without losing too much of the image itself.
Hope you enjoy, leave me a comment if you download! Happy November! xo
Couldn’t help myself, had to post a quote from my favorite Halloween movie — Hocus Pocus! Have a safe and happy Halloween! xo
Taking a moment today to reflect on the effect a kind word can have on someone’s day. I’ve been so busy working on new stock for the store that I’ve hardly talked to anyone for the last few weeks! Friends, I’m sorry I am so busy — I still love you!