Like most of you, I have been making plans and setting goals for this year, starting with doing the things that I have always wanted to do but have not bothered to make happen. So that is all changing as of this month! The following are some of my plans.
We're going to a rodeo on Thursday night. I am quite excited as I have never been but have wanted to for as long as I can recall. I just love cowboys (please don't tell my husband). The National Finals are on at the Gold Coast this week. Full information and tickets are available here.
I want to take more breaks this year, preferably a long weekend away at least every 3 months. Last year, I rarely took even a full weekend off and felt burnt out most of the time. I will not work more than 2 weekends a month. Our first long weekend away starts this Saturday and we are staying at a lovely property near Noosa (beach image above). I won't let potential rain spoil our break so I am taking my sketchbooks and reading materials with me.
We are staying here at Kuri’bigil’ba, a lovely house on 6 acres of land. It is a pet-friendly accommodation so I don't have to worry about what to do with the diva. I just hope I don't regret taking her with us. The property owner made a point of mentioning that dogs enjoy seeing cows and kangaroos on the property. I will let you know about that.
My husband loves sailing so I found this place on the Noosa River that hires out catamarans, kayaks, etc.
Other plans for this month include a weekend of doing a Art Collage class which is a nice change from me teaching and should be inspirational. I am grateful that both my January Screen-printing classes are fully booked and I didn't have to advertise! Blogging works, people. If you missed out, I have scheduled another class for February 20th. Please book online here.
Of course, I am also looking forward to the Blogging Your Way course that I spoke about here. To keep inspired and motivated, I think it is important to have things to look forward to. Are you trying anything new this year?