Here’s to 2023!

Another year has flown by and it already feels like 2023 is picking up speed. This
year I decided that I wasn’t going to do the same resolutions that I do every year. This is
the year for making changes and focusing on the things that bring us joy.
My coworker, Rachel, reminded me that I didn’t really finish my new year’s
resolutions from last year. So, no resolutions, just suggestions on how to make
this year better. I don’t really have an idea of what I want the new year to bring right at
the beginning of the year. I have some thoughts, ideas, and wishes but they never seem
to formulate until mid-month.
My sewing room always seems to be something that I want to work on each year.
It is the room that can bring me joy and also stress me out depending on what it looks
like. Besides just picking up the mess that has accumulated throughout the holiday dash
(October-December for me) I needed to think about how my space works for me. This
past year, I realized that I never seemed to sew in my room except for a handful of
times. I want to change that this year.

Finishing the old to enjoy the new is something else I want to focus on. I, like the
majority of you, have unfinished projects and fabric sitting on the shelf just waiting to be
used. I also have a problem with new projects. I love to start something new. It brings
me joy and I like to work on them until I get bored. (Things usually get finished when I
have a deadline.) But the weight and anxiety that my unfinished projects cause me
doesn’t make me want to start sewing. However, I can’t keep pushing them off. So we
are going to find a way to do both.
I have a couple of other things I want to work on this year but I will share them in
future posts.
So, I urge you to take this journey with me. In these next few posts, I am going to
share my journey to have a better sewing room, have a little bit less clutter in my life,
work on projects old and new, and try new things.

Happy New Year and Happy Sewing!
– Laura

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