New Year and new focus

The door closed on 2016 and the sun rose on a new year a couple of days ago. We are conditioned to think that as one year ends and another begins we should reflect back on the happenings of the prior year and plan for changes in the new one with an emphasis on improvements and perhaps doing more.

I’m not immune to such thoughts. In the new year I will have a new focus as well – a focus on slowing down to allow myself more time to be creative. Slowing down to make time to think about what I want to create, and how, and in what medium. A new photograph? Something written? Some music played on my recently resurrected violin? Who knows? But, without slowing down and thinking about it, how can anyone truly be creative?

Although we are now in the midst of winter, the solstice has passed and the days are already becoming longer and brighter, although at a glacial pace so far, and it’s noticeable. For those of us that crave light, this is an unimaginable blessing. Although the coldest two months are still ahead of us, sunshine and more light in the morning and late afternoon makes it bearable. Even our dogs have to bundle up at this time of year!

So, with plans to write more, photograph more, make more music, the new year has begun with a focus on creativity. What do you have in mind?

Happy New Year!


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  1. chester January 4, 2017 at 3:10 pm #

    Once again, CECI, your creative talent is displayed in the clarity of detail in your photography.

  2. Micky Clark January 4, 2017 at 12:00 pm #

    Sounds good Ceci!! I make no new years resolutions…as I mostly fail anyway… but I will focus on getting back in shape, dance more, stay of the FB more more often and focus on my surroundings more. Maybe start knitting a drawing more again and don’t sit so much down lazy on my new couch, even though it’s very tempting.. road trips as much as possible. After being unable to move for such a long time, I definitive enjoy my mobility once it returns!

  3. Judi Stiles January 4, 2017 at 6:26 am #

    Good thoughts for this new beginning.

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