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Monday, December 31, 2018

2018 Reflection

Boy another year just quickly flew by, especially the last half of this year.
Seeing how I hadn't written in two months I have been reflecting on how this year went and what I would like to see in 2019.

I have come to realize that turning 60 this year really effected my 
mental state.  Never though it would. Thinking about what I wanted in this stage of my life was overwhelming. Actually for the last part of this year I became melancholy. But with time and lots of contemplation, I have work my way through it.

My focus has changed some and at one time I wasn't even sure if I wanted to continue blogging as shown with my lack of posting. But I realized after seven years I still do enjoy blogging and have ideas on where I want to go with my blog. I want to go back to more what it was when I started. A reflection of my whole life not just mainly quilting. I'm not stopping, just want to add more variety.
Decided not to try to do everything, need to be selective. It's to easy for me to want to do it all. 

My word for the year is Centered

It means that you're present in your body and connected with the earth, allowing you to feel centered and balanced no matter what's going on around you.

boy do I need this badly in my life.
Something this blog helped me in the past to achieve in some ways.

Lost for a while was my creative juices but finally I want to plan and actually do stuff. Something I look forward to.

Also became aware that there is so much more I want and need to learn.

First one that I need to learn that will help with blogging is my new iPhone and the cloud. When I upgraded to 8 plus and a new laptop, I have struggled with getting my images available. Have to admit also I just haven't wanted to but now know it's needed for so many reasons. Images are a big part of my blog, writing comes second.

Time management has and still seem to be a constant fault I have.
Have gotten better over the years but it's something that needs consistent focus. My mind has always wander so easily and using my Bullet Journal helps immensely.
Right now I'm setting up 2019 and will share when I have it completed but right now running behind some because I've been getting ready for daughters and grandsons visit. We'll be doing Christmas this weekend.

I feel I've babbled long enough with no pictures.
So I'll end here but will have more to show and share in the New Year.

Love you all and sorry for being absent so much.

Till next time



  1. Dear Kat--so happy to hear you will continue to blog--I am turning 76 in 2019, so i can totally empathize with your state... I
    feel that my blog keeps me going every day...(often I just want to curl up on the sofa and do nothing--not good!).
    I have been keeping a journal for years and also find that "writing things out" in a private space really helps me...hope you have a wonderful New Year hugs, julierose

  2. Happy New Year! Making goals and plans really helps me accomplish things.

  3. I used to think that figuring out life would get easier as I got older. Not. Sorry you've had a rough year on that front. Looking forward to seeing your adventures, quilty and more, in 2019.


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