Well its almost the end of a year that I don't feel I did much with except survive, and I'm not in a place to beat myself up about it either. I feel like it made me stronger and like the saying goes... "When you're in a dark place you feel like you've been buried but you've actually been planted" I've always liked the quote but never felt it more than now.
Anyway, in case you don't know who I am.. I'm Kitty, Kittypinkstars, a cartoon girl in this very real and quite often scary world. I create rainbow coloured crochet wearables, plush boyfriends, cartoon monster doodles, stickers and custom illustrations and cards. Inspired by the things I love and to try and spread some colourful cheer to the people that come across me and my work.
As we head towards the new year I decided to actually make some of my little dreams realities. After all saying "one day" keeps the dream alive but to a procrastinating daydreamer like me that's dangerous territory as one day may never arrive, so here I am starting the little rainbow ball rolling!
So what is it that makes your heart happy? I think now is the perfect time to start doing more of that stuff. For me it will be less scrolling and more reading books, I've just finished reading What you are looking for is in the library by Michigo Aoyama and it was literally a breath of fresh air and exactly what I needed to kick start my new mindset.
What makes me happy? Escaping into nature, I love wandering through the woods, up hills, through fields, in the sea, by the river. I love the change of seasons with Autumn being my favourite, but they all hold their own beauty. The weather is the same, the magic is there, you just need to open your eyes to it, you won't be disappointed if you do.
I love capturing the feel of my adventures in my photographs, but I don't see myself as a photographer but as a seeker of magic, a forest spirit. Nature after all is my sanctuary. Here is my year of wandering, my favourite picture from each month.
I get such wonderful feedback on my photos with people wishing they were available in one way or another that I want to maybe do something with them next year, I'm not sure what or how but I'm putting this here to try and manifest the dream, as well as give myself a kick up the backside.
I've decided to focus on the things that make me smile, feel young and nurture my inner child, Of course there will be hard times but I want to exercise more instead of dwelling and overthinking and falling back onto other harmful coping strategies. This year the best thing that happened was a 6 week CBT therapy course and it definitely has helped me to stop, slow down and pick my battles a lot more. After all some things just need to pass through, who's got the shoulders to carry everything?
I will be celebrating all that I am and all I can do. Raising my vibration in the hopes of attracting positive energy because when you raise your vibration, anything that is not in alignment will naturally leave your life. I've wasted too much time on waiting for change, when I need to be the change!
So I guess whether you're new to my world or have been around for ages and firstly if you've read this blog post, thank you! And secondly, are you with me? I know I'd love to hear what you'd like to see in my shop and on the blog, I'd love to get to know you guys and become a little community because the world can be a tough place to navigate without a team of cheerleaders that have each others backs.
So here's to walking into a new year! And I'm happy you stopped by.