one year ago at this time, i was working at two jobs i loved. i felt powerful and giddy because one day i had made the intentional decision to change my life. i applied for different positions and within a month my life was completely different. i felt excited, and inspired and above all in control. i was happy to go to work and ecstatic about the projects i was working on. i looked at myself and laughed and said "you silly girl - why didn't you make these changes before??" it all seemed so easy.
this year everything is different. i'm no longer working jobs where i am in charge and i feel far less passionate then i used to. it's not that i don't like my current work (and it certainly doesn't make me cry!), it's just that i've had a taste of what it's like to work at my dream, to delegate responsibilities and to wake up and say "god, i can't wait to get to work so i can finish that project/exhibition/art workshop!"
in a way i feel sort of sad for everyone who doesn't wake up feeling like that. although i always said this to other people, now i know i have to be passionate about my job. it's totally fine to just go, and do it, and enjoy the people you work with and then go home. but it's so much better to go and love it and then go home and think about it some more.
it doesn't seem as easy as it did before though - to change my circumstances. and goodness knows i've tried! i guess that's why i've been learning so many new crafts and skills. because that, coupled with the delightful things that surround me at work means i feel inspired again. it makes me feel like i have more control over my happiness and my time.
i'm not sure where i'll be next year at this time, but my intention is to love it. here's hoping!