Thursday, December 31, 2009

The year that was.....

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Wow! What a year! Way back in January when I started this little blog, I christened 2009 the Year of Me. I tried to live up to that. I believe I did pretty well. But 2010, for me, feels like it is going to hold so much more for me than 2009 did. Maybe I should make this the Decade of Me.

I came to some pretty important realisations this year about where my husband and I wanted to be in 10 years time and we decided to give up the great Aussie Dream of owning our own home. It felt good. Freeing somehow. From there everything else fell into place. We bought a boat. We started saving for me to make a long dreamed of trip to France next year. I started to make my quilts for sale, not just family gifts, and actually started to make some money out of it. I put a submission into the local show and came second place in my category. I ventured into the crazy world of retail selling my handmade goods. I closed the ebay shop that for sometime had been a bit of a thorn in my side. I pattern tested for my crafty idol. I made things
for charities that I really cared about. I even learnt to crochet (well...a little bit!).

2010 holds so much excitement for me, for the first time ever I'm actually looking forward to the year ahead and to growing older. Thanks for all the support you have all shown me over this last year. Thanks for the encouraging words and the community spirit. Thanks for the freebies and the good times. It's been a blast!

I hope that 2010 holds as much for you all as it does for me! Happy New Year!


CurlyPops said...

What a year indeed - I hope 2010 brings you everything you could ever wish for.

Kate said...

Happy new year Selina! I hope its fabulous!

Jodie said...

Oh man you can't go saying stuff like that ! I'm going to slap you when I finally meet you ...... Consider this a warning.

teresa said...

Happy New Year Selina!! I hope 2010 is an awesome year for you. So glad to have met you this year and I look forward to keeping in touch xx

CJM said...

I love the 'Year of Me' concept :) I wasn't so fussed on 2009 and neither were most people I've spoken to over the course of the year. I have a ridiculously cliched 'good feeling' about this year.

May your boat float your boat (!) and that you get to France where all of your Parisian fantasies are fulfilled. Stay in touch and Happy New Year :)

Carls xoxo

Vintage by LOU LOU said...

I love this post...I raise my glass to that grrrlfriend!!