Today marks the com­ple­tion of the sec­ond year I’ve worked full time at Bold Line Design. I look back at the last twelve months with tremen­dous grat­i­tude and thank­ful­ness for anoth­er year of growth, expan­sion and oppor­tu­ni­ties. I appre­ci­ate the rela­tion­ships built with my clients and the many projects I had the priv­i­lege to play a role in com­plet­ing with them.

I heard it said, that when you are strug­gling to com­plete a task, remind your­self that you “get” to do this instead of feel­ing you “have” to do it. I try to remem­ber this on all jobs I do, because it reminds me of my need for grat­i­tude and per­spec­tive. While I can’t admit every job is easy or strug­gle free, I do feel hon­ored that I do “get” to work on projects I love and spend my days fol­low­ing my pas­sion for art and design. 

New year, new res­o­lu­tions! I’ve been a lit­tle slow on the uptake with social media online when it comes to art, design, busi­ness and learn­ing. I plan to change that by being much more active on social media this year. I’d nev­er giv­en much thought to the role it could play in my busi­ness and what I am pas­sion­ate about. It’s eas­i­er to con­sume con­tent than it is to cre­ate it. I am excit­ed about con­nect­ing, shar­ing help­ing and being helped through the social con­nec­tions, more than I have pre­vi­ous­ly.

I also intend to write dai­ly dai­ly and share on my blog in a con­sis­tent sched­ule. I want to devel­op not only my skills as a writer but learn to artic­u­late my views, teach oth­ers and con­nect with peo­ple more deeply.

These new res­o­lu­tions a real more that just about my busi­ness, I am rec­og­niz­ing they also rep­re­sent per­son­al growth and devel­op­ment. Over­com­ing my own social obsta­cles and devel­op­ing new per­son­al habits in the way I think, write and inter­act with oth­ers. I’m cau­tious­ly opti­mistic!

No doubt if all goes accord­ing to plan, I’ll be look­ing back in this post in 12 months, cring­ing at my lim­it­ed writ­ing abil­i­ties at the time!

I want to thank my amaz­ing wife, Paula, for her sup­port of me and her will­ing­ness to sac­ri­fice and fight for the dreams we’ve put into action. Paula is self­less, gen­er­ous, faith­ful and a hard work­er. I can speak con­fi­dent­ly that the suc­cess­es of 2016 would not be with­out her phys­i­cal, emo­tion­al and spir­i­tu­al sup­port. Thank you babe!

I also want to thank every­one I’ve had the priv­i­lege to work with in 2016. Thank you for entrust­ing me with your projects that mean so much to you; whether it be a breast can­cer aware­ness effort, a church youth group shirt, or school fundrais­er shirts. I want to thank all of those I had the priv­i­lege to team up with in 2015, and look for­ward to all 2016 has to offer! 

Hap­py new year!