Welcome to 2015! Another year has passed and it is always in January where everyone decides what they want to do and how they want to do it. They have all these dreams and goals they write down and say out loud. I don't do any of this. I don't do it because I do it all year round. I am forever changing my mind and re-directing myself and reminding myself of things I want to do and slowly make my path towards attaining all of it. I don't expect miracles and so I put in the hard work that is required to make my life the way I want it every day. I also don't choose a word or a theme for my year. I don't really understand that whole thing but if you choose one and if works for you, awesome! I could never choose just one word anyway. There are far too many words I use daily and sometimes on repeat ~ especially for those frustrating days when the trucker in me comes out and the f-word that rhymes with trucker is used often. I personally like to focus on how many times I come across coins lying on the ground and how often it is a dime, not two dimes or a dime and a quarter but one single dime. I wonder what that means? Regardless, I pick it up and make a wish just like when we use to find pennies lying around when they still made them. Every time I go to the United States I always smile when I get pennies back with my change.
Over the holidays my family and I drove into the Caribou of British Columbia to my best friend's cabin on Sheridan Lake. It is so amazing and life just instantly becomes simpler. Your biggest choice is whether or not you are going to read, sit or eat another piece of toast with Nutella. The frozen snow covered lake was beautiful. As we walked on this frozen land and watched the dogs play in the snow I was often awestruck by Mother Nature's ability to allow us to swim in one season and then walk all over the water we once played it. My kids skated, played with the dogs, road ATV's for the first time and ice fished. I am telling you, this was such an amazing time. As the time switched from one year to the next I stood beside my best friend and brought in 2015 for the first time in 20 years with fireworks going off in front of us and bon fire behind. It was magical.
There is a new print available in my art shop. It's called "It's Cabin Life" and it's available here on my website as well as in my Etsy shop. Whether you like a cabin in the woods or by a lake this print will be a fabulous addition to that space. The original lives with my best friend at her home away from home.
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