And so it’s now 2020 ! Wow ...a few years back that seemed so very very far away ...
and now it's here so Happy new year to you all x
Seems like yesterday it was my school holidays and they seemed to last forever . Now a year passes quicker than a lightening bolt ! I remember my Granny used to say the older you get , the quicker the years pass. How true is this now ?!
Well the year 2019 could only be described as a challenging one .
I Lost my Dad in April 2019 , which was one of the hardest things i've ever had to deal with . Then it was the decision to give up my other business, The Wee Kitchen Company. Karen also left Clan Artisan and I wasn't quite sure whether to continue alone.
Emotionally draining ...all of it .
Aren't all these curve balls we get thrown just life in general .. We all keep waiting on life getting easier ..or better.. but the challenges just keep coming , every single day . Some challenges are life changing and so difficult to deal with , and we need time to recover. Some are just a nuisance .
But some of these challenges really have to happen in order to clear the path for new beginnings . We just can't see that at the time .
I know now that giving up my other business was the best thing for me ...It just took a little bit of time ( and a near emotional breakdown ) to realise .
I can now concentrate on Clan Artisan and give it my best shot . I can help and support other small producers as I know how they feel . I love finding these amazing new products and adding them into our beautiful gift boxes . I love people's reactions when they receive them . 2020 is going to be good . I'm thinking positively and want to be able to take life a little bit slower and enjoy the simpler things . My Family . My friends and my dogs .. lots of walks appreciating the gorgeous countryside . Simple things . We need more of this nowadays . That’s part of my plan for 2020 .
I love quotes so I wanted to share some for 2020 ..
let me know your thoughts if any of them resonate with you ..whats your own favourite quote ?
'never regret a day in your life. Good days give you happiness & bad days give you experience'
'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter . Try again. Fail again . Fail better '
'things didn't go wrong and break your heart so you become bitter and give up . They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be '
'a positive attitude can really make dreams come true- it did for me '
'a meaningful life is not being rich,being popular, being highly educated, or being perfect. Its about being real, being humble, being able to share ourselves and touch the lives of others '
I'm hoping 2020 is kind to us all ...and if 2020 isn't kind . We can all be kind to each other right ?
ps that’s one of my daughters on the right ( Leah ) who will probably want that pic removed ... teenagers 😆