Last year I made one official, proper, write it down and shout it out goal. It was to move to Brighton. This seemed impossible at the time. We had 101 things left to finish the house, Toby needed a lot of attention and, as ever, not enough money. But we did it, without sacrificing too much of Toby's time with Mummy and Daddy. I picked one word to concentrate on and it was 'reach' - stretching, growing, aiming and working towards stuff. I didn't even have it as a mantra on a conscious level. I scrapbooked my thoughts but mostly it was just an attempt to adopt an attitude of 'attempting'.
This year, my word is 'create'. I have lots of ideas and new ventures on the go now and I need to create with them - create physical stuff, create copy and create opportunity. And, conversely, I need to create less stress for myself, create routines to tackle house stuff now I'm working and create peace in my 'hood.
My goal is to grow Poppy Copy into a sustainable little business, with new clients and new projects. It is barely a seedling right now but I hope by this time next year it will be in full bloom.