From dogged to dog
At this time of year, I usually enter a period of why didn’t you get that done self-criticism. I’ve tried to stay positive, focusing on the good things I accomplished in that year.
This year has been different.
I started to ruminate about all the blog posts I never wrote, the opportunities I missed, the Emails I didn’t respond to – but it has all been short-lived.
I owe it all to my new dog (and future studio mate) Wiggum.
He came home with me last week, but he has already had such a profound effect on me. My brain won’t let me go to the places it usually travels, instead choosing to hitch a ride with my heart. I am just stuffed full of love and positive vibes.
Instead of blaming myself for the sad state of my studio, I’m thinking – Hey, he licked my face!
Instead of feeling nauseous over the not-yet-finished custom order, I’m thinking – He comes when I call his name!
Instead of beating myself up over the work I haven’t put on Etsy yet, I’m thinking – He looks in my eyes and I can tell that he likes me!
In just one week, this little fuzzball has changed me and my life. I am so very thankful!
On that note, I’d like to wish everyone warmth, peace, and love in the coming new year. Thanks so much for hanging in here with me as I travel through my bookish life. I sincerely appreciate my customers and supporters – y’all rock!