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!