Reading last year's journals revealed to me that I was all about trying new things and launching out in new directions. It was fun, but I wasn't very focused. Instead of making "focus" my intention for this year, I think "connection" better describes what I want to experience. Exploring and strengthening connections I have with friends, family, my own inner gifts, and -- of course -- with God. The Willow Tree figurine pictured here and in my blog masthead is one that a good friend gave me a few years ago. It's been gathering dust in a corner of our family room. I dusted it off and gave it a prominent place in the hallway outside of my studio, as I hope to dust off some of the connections that I have lost track of, but that I know are important to me. And I'm hoping to blog regularly about how these connections are going. I'm also looking forward to reading the blogs from friends who are also pursuing words of intention for 2011.
Happy New Year!