Every year I choose a word or phrase of the year. I place it in prominent places around my studio so it’s always front and center. When I feel stuck I close my eyes and whisper it to myself and let it guide me in the direction I should go.

And sometimes, when I feel no longer connected to it, I know I have to let it go. Like last year. My word for 2020 was “purposeful “. Be purposeful. Let every action be one of intention & meaning. And around the middle of 2020, I knew I had lost the meaning and purpose of why I started this business in the first place. 2020 was a year where I felt stuck a lot of the time. So...I let it go and I took a break. Which was just what I needed.

This year I am back and feeling better than ever. I have a renewed vigor and excitement about the coming year and my business and what I have planned. I have been researching new products I want to create and have been working to improve some old ones. And I can’t wait to begin.


This brings me to my word of the year for 2021. When I was thinking about what word or phrase I would choose there was really no other choice. It was the only word that fits.

No matter how hard the past is, you can always begin again. To begin, begin. And so I shall...


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