hello lovely readers, happy new year to you all! how were your holidays? did you enjoy yourself and your loved ones? i hope so, because that is what i did while i was away! i started working on wednesday, but as i had several projects to keep up to, i decided to keep away from the blog and facebook! i hope i didn’t lose you all in the meantime! but i also took these days off the web to think about this new year and the year that is now behind us. not that i am a new year’s resolutions kind of girl, but still, i feel that 2013 is a very crucial year for me and i need to be very wise, but i also need to feel that i’m doing what i’m doing because i’m following my heart, because that is what i truly believe in.
i’ve been reading a lot regarding other people’s creative journeys and, of course the end of a year and the beginning of another one makes people think more about where they are and where they want to be, without forgetting where they came from. the idea of thinking where we came from might not be important for some people, but for me it is in the way of reminding myself of all the small achievements in the course of my creative life. i need to remember of the unhappy days i spent as a human resources consultant, but also about the great adventures i had while i was working on such a great consulting firm. the amazing friends i met and also the financial ability to do things that i would never have done other way. sometimes we simply disconnect ourselves from money and believe that money is not important, and i believe it is, it is very important and has a crucial role in our lives. i’m not the ambitious kind of being, but i want to work hard on what i love, and i believe that if i do that i’ll be happy, and will also have enough money to pay for what i need every single day – a roof over my head, food on the table, and all the rest that comes with it.
i also need to remember of all the things i didn’t know when i started this creative journey and all the things i learned across the way. i need to focus on the projects and clients i want to work with, and accept all the challenges that i believe will be good for me. sometimes a new day actually brings some exciting surprises and i cannot wait for this year’s surprises! i feel excited about this new year but also very very scared to be honest! i feel that my business is growing, but lacks a good plan and strategy, and i’m kind of lost without one. not that i find that plans are needed for everyone, but i’m a girl that needs a plan. if not only for the simple reason that i do so many things in my life, that i need to come up with a priority system!
but to begin with there is already a decision regarding the priority system. i gave it a lot of thinking and after a lot of consideration i have decided to spend less time on this blog. i won’t be giving up on it, but i will need to spend less time and feel less pressured about it. the thing is i still don’t have the right tools (trust me, it’s not about wishing for the perfect tool, but the one that is right and essential) to work on what i do. i need a better desktop computer, and the one i want i still cannot afford it. and the truth is that i spend 3 times more doing something on this computer, and that has been awful for me. it puts me in a lot of pressure and stress, because i cannot deliver as fast as i wanted. and so things start to get delayed and delayed and then i feel really stressed, tired and unhappy.
you’ll see more about my own work and less about others. you’ll see more about my daily, creative life and less about other’s businesses. you’ll see more about cool things, random finds that i wish to share and less interviews. you won’t find scheduled posts about a certain topic on a certain day, but you’ll still read about who inspires me and gives me a creativity boost though! you’ll see more about who i am, what i do and where i live. maybe i won’t blog every day, maybe i will. i hope that you’ll enjoy the new a place for twiggs, because this actually started for that reason, for me to find a place in this world. and that is what i intend to keep doing! less is more, so they say!
i hope to see you there, but if you decide to abandon this ship, by all means enjoy your ride somewhere else! make it a good one, because i believe time is really precious and we should invest it on the things that we truly enjoy! it was really good to have you here! for the ones that are staying, welcome aboard to 2013! let’s make this year rock our lives and make this world a better and sweeter place, shall we?