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A Creative Odyssey Blog Hop – My creative goals for 2011

Another year rolls to a close, and we all tend to look back at what we’ve accomplished, and then set goals for the coming year. In this vein, the luvverly Jess of Epheriell has set up A Creative Odyssey Blog Hop, for a group of crafty peeps to share their goals and plans for their creative future in 2011. And today – it’s my turn! So grab a cuppa and brace yourself for my ramblings lol Be sure to check out the other participants over at Jess’s blog, aswell as Studio MME, my posting partner for today! I hope you find inspiration from all the wonerful participants!

When I signed up for this blog hop, I knew what I wanted to do next year. Quite simply, I wanted to do more. I wanted to create more. I had big plans on applying to work with more of my favourite digital scrapbook designers. I wanted to take more classes in paper craft techniques. I wanted to get back to my regular Friday night scrappy get togethers with my bestie. I wanted to just do more. But, as we all know, life doesn’t always care what our plans are, doesn’t always want to follow along with them. It’s been a rough year, and now my plans have changed.

I want to create for me. I spent alot of 2010 creating for other people, blogging and spreading the word for them. And whilst I loved it at the time, it doesn’t fit with where I am at the moment. So, I’ve pared down my commitments, and plan to take 2011 back for me. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs through the past year, and I find that I am most calm, most happy, most me, when I am at my craft desk, just doing what I want. No pressure, no deadlines, no demands, no limits besides my imagination. So I’m getting back to my paper crafting roots. I plan to be covered in ink and glitter, with paper scraps all over the place, ribbons and trims as far as the eye can see. I want to make a mess, try new things, step outside the box and get off the bus.

But beyond that, I want to share what I know with others. Lord knows I’m no expert lol Jack of all trades, master of none – that’s me lol However, I often come across awesome articles/blog/pics etc that strike a chord with me, or fab tutorials that I would love to share, but am hesitant to do so. I always second guess myself, like, really Lita, who wants to listen to you? In reality, maybe no-one does, maybe no-one gives a hoot. And that’s ok. It really is. This blog is more for me than anyone else. But maybe…just maybe…someone might benefit from something I have to say. They might get a chuckle from a joke I share, be inspired by an article I point them to, or create something from a tutorial I write. They might take comfort in hearing my story, they might learn something new or find a corner of the online world they never knew existed..

So this year, be prepared to hear a whole lot from me. I’ll be sharing my creations, my online finds, inspiration, challenges, crafty goodness – anything that tickles my fancy! I can’t promise comedy or wit, or heck, even intelligent thoughts, but I can promise that what you’ll get is me. No bells and whistles, no airs and graces, just me. Want to come along for the ride?

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9 thoughts on “A Creative Odyssey Blog Hop – My creative goals for 2011

  1. I like the idea of taking your life and time back. It has resonances! It is so easy to get lost in making/selling/promoting/being online, that you forget that is there in your heart ready to make you the happiest person ever.

    Good luck, take it back and hold it close!

  2. I very much share your goal of creating more for yourself. I think when you decide to make the move to a creative business, you sometimes lose sight of why you started it in the first place! Best of luck to you in the new year :-)

  3. i totally hear ya! I did sooo much for others this year and it has been great but, I need to find my way for myself also. I need to support my family at the same time so, there is a lot of tug of war. I wish you the best in 2011! It's time to “do you”! :)

  4. I'm so right there with you! I feel like I've lost a little of my spark in 2010 when I created for others. I'd love to get that back, just for me. I've decided 2011 will be my year to “savor” things. Best of luck in 2011!

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