2011 ... a whirlwind year

Sunday, January 1

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Lots of changes in 2011

What a difference a year makes ...



This time last year I was a high school teacher working with Pregnant Minors.
I enjoyed teaching high school and my girls were great ... 
wasn't loving the 90 minute round trip drive though.
State budget cuts ... involuntary transfers ... and yada yada yada ... Bob's your uncle ...
and I quit ... er ... actually I took an early retirement.
Although I had planned on teaching for a few more years ... it was exhilerating to walk in and quit.


Somewhere mid-summer ... it finally hit me ... I was free.  
Then the other shoe fell ...  now what?  You can only stay in your pajamas for so long and
watch so many old movies.


Jump forward a bit and through my daughter ... Complicated Kai ... I discovered blogging
and the all important Pinterest.  Need I say more?
My Art and Interior Design degrees ... nearly a memory ... got a boost of energy!


Blogging ... what a trip.  I had to learn sooo much.  Sometimes I thought my head
would explode ... linking ... buttons ... layout ... html ... well ... there's a lot to absorb.
But the projects ... amazing ... and then the inevitable opening an ETSY Shop.


Of course the year's highlight was the birth of my favorite BLOG STAR ...
Parker Rhodes ... my first grandchild.
I don't get to see him enough ... so can you ever take too many pictures?


Digital photography ... amazing ... tweak the keepers ... delete the blurry ones.
had to buy a new Nikon ... right?  
I mean ... how important are great pictures?
Of course ... a new SLR means my head is exploding again ... so much to learn.

Well here I am ... the start of


My blog is still small ... barely 3 months ... but with a bullet!  Well I hope with a bullet.

Y'all know what that means right?   Sometimes my metaphors are from a different generation.



I've met some really cool friends ... and I sooo appreciate all of you that take the time
to read and follow my site
When you're new ... and so much older than the average 20 something blogger ... 
you wonder if you have anything of interest to put out there.  
Your comments and emails have meant so much to me!


So from commuting high school teacher ... to stay-at-home ... creative genius ... LOL.

Now what direction to take for 2012?

Sponsors ... craft shows ... photography class ... watercolor classes ... blog redo?
So many options ...


Tomorrow ...  New Year's Resolutions and ...
 hopefully ...
 New Year's To-Do List.




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1 comment:

Kristine Foley @ TheFoleyFam said...

Hi Becky! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog! Glad you found me so I could find you :) Following your cute blog!! Love this post! Would love it if you linked up this or your resolutions to my linky going on this week!

http://www.thefoleyfam.com/2011/12/mommas-new-years-resolutions-linky.html

Looking forward to following you :)

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