I love New Year's Day. There's something about it that triggers a sense of renewal and excitement about upcoming possibilities that really gets my motor running. I don't make resolutions per se, because those inevitably fall by the wayside and leave me feeling guilty and unproductive. My thoughts, goals and plans are more ethereal on New Year's Day...more like a daydream. But a daydream rooted in actual possibility, so it's a good thing!
I realize that the economy isn't going to turn around overnight, and that gas prices may not remain as affordable as they are today. But those are things I don't have any control over anyway. What I can do is work on my own little life and my own little business, striving to be the best wife I can be, to raise my son to be a good and caring human being, and to provide my customers with the best product and service I possibly can. Noble and achievable goals, yes? My husband is an amazing man, my marriage is solid and loving. My son is bright, energetic, and healthy. My business continues to be a source of inspiration and joy, and although we've had to cut out some of the perks in our lives, the bills get paid.
So I start 2009 with optimism, with renewed intensity, and with eagerness to pursue fresh designs and more productive marketing plans. This is a banner year for my business--2009 marks the 25th anniversary of the birth of Contemporary Concepts. Pretty cool! I am grateful for all the people who have had a hand in the success I've enjoyed all these years--I take none of it for granted.
So let me wish you all a very Happy New Year. 2009 is here--let's tear into it!