This year went by fast. I learned SO MUCH.
embarked on my photography journey and put my crafting career on hold temporarily...
I learned that even though you do every thing the right way. Its a slow process.
Here are a few moments I captured:
...I found my style of shooting and finally figured out what I want to do.
...I stopped relying on my GPS/TOM TOM to guide me everywhere
MY WORK FINALLY MADE THE COVER OF A VERY POPULAR SCRAPBOOK MAGAZINE
...I learned that my online voice really does offend people, even the strongest people and they frankly need to just ..
... I learned that haters really do hide in plain site
All folks want is "gimme, gimme, gimme" even FRIENDS.
YEAH I SAID IT!
I learned that people really think being facebook friends means your actual friends in real life outside of the internet and take you deleting them as an act of Congress no matter how many times you say you're cleaning up your stalking list.
...I watched too many shows online
... I LEARNED HOW TO CROCHET. HOLY SHIT.
he .. turned 13 & started playing the guitar
he .. learned that in order to get good grades you have to put in hard work
he .. made me smile more than he realized
he .. turned 7 & still has not gotten his two front teeth in after having them come out in April.
he .. learned that listening to mom and dad and doing his chores he got rewarded
he .. has NO filter and called my arms and tummy "jiggly" more than I wanted to hear.
... I kept up with my art journaling and continue to use that for healing, clarity and just plain peacefulness upstairs in this pea brain of mine.
I was featured over on a Balzer Designs blog because of my honesty in my art journals. Wanna read and see GO HERE.
Like the rest of the world a year ago today I got addicted to Pinterest. It is new to everyone but old to me. I finally started back filling up my boards.
Follow me http://www.pinterest.com/mocha
I am finalizing the things for my blog and fan page for abused women/men/teens/children.
I am in preparations to finally FINISH my book. MY BOOK. WOW.
.. I learned that if you tell people it's not the camera that does all the magic it's actually KNOWLEDGE and EYES .. people will get HELLA offended. I mean when that shit was drilled in my head I didn't get offended so what gives?
Oh wait .. how I said it (nevermind).
I learned that I am stronger about my past and everybody and I do mean everybody has a STORY to tell even though they wanna act like their story is behind them.
.. because I dicipline my kids, provide them with structure in our homes and not the scape goat of game systems and televisions, it does not make me a mean mom. Its makes me an AMAZING mom and I am damn proud of it.
I was announced my May Flaum and Memory Makers that I was a "popular scrapbook blogger"
and my work and bio made it in this book and is available on AMAZON.. WOW
I started my new brand. Everyone wants to know what was the inspiration. My kids/hubby favorite colors are BLUE and for 17 years of our relationship my husband has always purchased me tulips.
... BLEULIPS was born.
I have several other things I would put, pictures to post but I would run out of room and you would get bored. So with that being said. I hope you guys have a fulfilling 2012. Do what scares you the most and never look back. Do not quit because things get hard, someone said something you did not like, or turn your nose up at someone that is trying. We have all crawled to get to a place before we started walking so let's not forget that when you actually make it in life .. judge less and help more.
My word for 2012 is ..