Well 2016 is officially here. We are currently 15 days in, and rolling into this year has been quiet, uneventful, and a little bit dull. Maybe it is because I am a fan of odd number years more than even. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I feel a little stagnant at the moment.
2015 brought a lot of travel, quite a few craft shows, a large airstream project, and an overall feeling of being content and happy.
Heading into 2016, we have made little progress on the airstream trailer, but I believe that we are currently in a good headspace for moving forward. Just today the trailer is getting moved back into the middle of the pole barn so it can be worked on again. I feel like I am the only one feeling an urgency to get this project finished, so hopefully I can throw myself head first into it, and inspire the others to follow along at a quicker pace.
I don't have much in the way of travel lined up yet for 2016, especially compared to last year. In February I am planning on heading across country to visit my cousin who just had her baby boy. I'll plan on buying tickets on Tuesday, for hopefully a better deal than purchasing on a Saturday. Around July 4th I have my family reunion at my grandparents' house in Missouri, which will be really fun. No new destinations lined up yet though.
Last year I was really excited to be a part of Oregon City's Marketplace. I attended a few shows, and although the crowds weren't huge, I always made enough to make it worth my while to sell my jewelry and art. I showed up one weekend after being away on a trip, car loaded and excited to be back, only to show up to an empty parking lot and voicemails of everyone I tried to call. No email. No notice. No more weekly handmade craft show in Oregon City. I did a few more great shows towards the end of the year, but have nothing lined up yet for this year.
In writing this, I am left feeling a little complacent and lacking in motivation... I think it is about time to find some projects and travels to motivate and inspire me! Here we go 2016, together we will do great things, just you wait and see!