Well the rush of the holidays are over for another year and I find myself sitting by my wood stove on this very cold Winnipeg day pondering what’s next? What does 2016 have in store for me, Trish and Robyn, both in our personal lives and for our business?

On the personal front, I know Robyn and Trish are enjoying the challenges of raising their kids, juggling those demands with day jobs and Drakestail commitments. I am definitely feeling career focused this year, both as a public servant and as a jewellery designer. I am also prepping for my upcoming wedding later this year, which is very exciting!

What comes foremost to my mind is a desire to be surrounded by positive people and energies. There is a lot of negative happening in the world and if you are strong in empathy, like I am, that can put a weight on you that is hard to get out from under.

I don’t really do new year resolutions per say, and I don’t limit introspection to early January, it is something I do year round. But as I sit here by my toasty warm fire, watching my cat nap and my dog play, I find myself acutely aware of all the small simple things that bring me joy and I have decided to make a conscious effort to focus on them every day going forward.

What are your plans for 2016? What’s something you’d like to focus on or do differently in your day to day this coming year?

In case you love a warm hearth like I do, here’s a picture of my lovely fire to make you smile. Stay warm! 🙂


Wood stove

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