My name is Erika. I'm in love with making art, collecting old things & chasing after my two kiddos. This blog is a peek into my happy accidents & plots of total world domination.


Motivation Monday- New Year!

Happy New Year! 2011 is here! Did you have a lovely weekend? It was great having a couple days off with the husband, and pups... we watched movies.. ate cupcakes..made popcorn and sipped champagne..
 It's a whole new year and that means a whole fresh start to new projects and big ideas.  One of my secret tricks to keep me motivated is that if I have a lousy day,  I tell myself I need a fresh start and I get to start over.  I swear it works and for the new year- I get a whole new year to really hit the ground running with the world.

What's new that you are starting for the new year? :)


Mandy Crandell said...

Great motivator!

sarah said...

hello! I just wanted to let you know I mentioned your blog in a post today:

and flowers pick themselves said...

fabulous post! my new year is all about dirty laundry right now. and no, that's not a metaphor :)

xo Alison

Noodles and Waffles said...

Your New Years Eve sounds lovely.

I'm going to stop procrastinating tomorrow. :)

Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket said...

HAHA Procrastination!

Anonymous said...

I have started my new year watching the movie "2012" with my mom, who's all into big special effects or sci-fi movies.
Not a smart move starting the new year watching a film about the end of the world. But my mom had fun. She loves catastrophies.

Unknown said...

i'm hoping to really 'better' myself this all the things i talk about, but never do.
re-learn French, re-learn the clarinet, re-invent my crafting, and take my precious Moxie for more walks!!

Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket said...

I just love your goals Jen- :)

Angela said...

Oh Jen has a good one that I am going to steal- I need to take my dogs for more walks for sure!

Traveling Distances said...

What a great weekend! For this new year, I'm going to be a lot more optimistic and positive (no more grouchiness).

Tracey said...

Your weekend sounds delightfully well spent!! I love those happily busy and yet relatively lazy weekends ... :)

I love taking that 'fresh start' approach to things if I ever have 'one of those days' ... it's much better to pick yourself up and try again the next day, rather than dwell on the negative! :)

I'm kicking off a new writing project this year and starting some overseas travel adventures ... but you already knew about both of those! :)

belinda marshall said...

love the power of the new year for motivation!
glad to hear you had a good time away. looking forward to seeing your work this year too xx

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