On this, the first day of Twenty-Eleven, I decided to go back...40 years back.
I'm wearing a vintage dress from the 1970's that I bought from Emily at her amazing Etsy store, El Vintage.
My mother can hardly handle this...the polyester, I mean.
Of course, she did live in it for an entire decade, so I guess I sorta get the nauseous look that comes over her face at the mere mention of polyester. I have to concede that if I had nothing but double knit to wear, I'd probably tire of it, too...but I have lots of options, so I really don't mind it now and again...and actually, I've worn this dress three times since I bought it last month.
Anyone who knows me knows I'm a little bit flighty.
Actually I'm a lot bit flighty, but anyways...
Instead of making a New Year's Resolution this year,
I decided to focus on one word that could improve every area of my life.
My goal for 2011 is to be PRESENT...
as in focused, tuned-in to what's going on in the moment, mentally available in conversations and activities.
Creativity is great, but if my head's always in the clouds when I'm playing with my children or talking to the husbie, then I'm not really engaged, now am I? It would be a real shame to stay at home with my children and realize years from now that I was only really present in body, but not in mind and heart.
I want to put all my energy and focus into what I'm doing in the moment:
whether it is designing, sewing, playing, loving, praying, or conversing.
So, if I'm ever talking to you and start to stare out into space, lost in thought, you have my permission to slap me upside the head and say, "Be present, Kristina!"
OK, maybe you could just snap your fingers or something... =D
Happy New Year!