phew what a year it has been. For me the last 9 year haven't been easy. So much has happened and this year it was no exception. Here are a few "highlights" of the year:
Finding out I have ADHD made everything fall into place.
Scrap-A-Licious 2008, meeting my 'sister' Céline Navarro again, Laughing and teaching together on my own event that went soooooooooo good. So much fun to see something you worked so hard for come out just the way you wanted it to be.
My sister who got pregnant and not to long ago delivered a wonderful baby boy named Storm.
My friend Nicole who got pregnant after trying for years, what a joy. Her daughter Puck is born and they both are doing good.
Getting rid of my anger is one of the most important things that has happened this past year. I went to a Journey weekend (www.thejourney.com) and it changed my live and the way I was relating to other people that I love.
Teaching in Italy, Naples. Meeting some of the sweetest Italian girls out there who opened their heart for me and their home. Its was amazing. Getting to know Emily Falconbridge and her adorable family and walking through Pompeii with Chris and Jamie Waters, two of the sweetest persons I ever met and still so in love after all the years they have been together, beautiful to be around with.
Becoming a fashionista at SIStv was a dream come through for me, love those girls to death, truly family to me.
Quiting all of my manufacturers Design Teams. I could breath again.
Getting a personal organizer into my home was one of the best ideas I had in 2008. She made a big beginning in getting me more organized.
Getting to a ADHD group for adults for 10 weeks was wonderful. hearing the same stories that I could relate to helped me a lot to deal with many things and feelings I was going through.
Opening myself up more towards other people, letting them see the real me, the not always strong me. Letting my friends get closer to the real me, which made the friendships so much more to me. Having a group of friends that truly understand you in this Industry and who wish you well in all you do is rare to me, cause I have seen and experienced it otherwise way to often. Seriously love you girls(you know who you are ;)
Went to see Derek Ogilvie 3 times this past year and loved seeing him work, what an amazing medium and personality.
Went to Italy with my family. I love Italy have I said that before :)
Anthony who is finally doing better in school due to his medication and the NEI therapy, which is a huge relief.
Meeting Tim Holtz and Donna Downey and her lovely family this year was fun as well, what a creative souls!
Getting a dog named Issi. What a sweetie she is and such a handfull as well ;)
Finding out I have ADHD. With the relief came also a depression, a lot that came back to me from the past and I just had to give it all a place, I had to accept me with ADHD, which was sometimes very hard to do.
Anthony going to a new school which didn't go to well in the first few months, not well at all. Depression, wanting to kill him self and such were topics of every day live. Very hard for him and us. Having anxiety attacks as well didn't made things easier. Luckily now it is going well. Getting the diagnose he has ADHD as well next to his PDD-NOS, poor kid.
I had to do a lot of self reflecting, found out that I needed to change in order to make a change in some parts of my life. Why can't things be easy, why do we always have to fight harder to gain something and to keep it good for at least a while?
not feeling creative. I feel like the last 6 months I haven't been creating from my heart and for me it shows. Something I will work on in 2009 for sure.
gaining weight again...............need I say more?
Well I guess that is it. I am actually surprised after writing this all down that I could come up with so many good things compared to the bad things, actually it makes me look at 2008 differently now :)
My blog readers I love you all and want to thank you for stopping by so often and leaving sweet and comforting comments and emails, you have no idea how much that means to me, seriously thank you! I hope to see you all in 2009!