I don't know.
I think I may get this feeling of not knowing what to do next at every year end, but I'm not sure.
I tend to believe that whatever state I'm in, is the state I've always been in, and will always be in.
Extreme living in the moment.
Anyway, here I am, and I'm not working. Not creating, not marketing, not planning, nothing, just taking care of house, family and life stuff.
OMG, I just heard myself!
I have work that allows me to take time off and focus on my house, family and life stuff, and I'm complaining.
So embarrassed, sorry.
I thought I was having a hard time. Really did, but you guys are good. A big thank you for the reality check.
I have a great life, and the fact that I don't know what's coming next can be exciting.
It can be anything! Ooooo, I wonder what it will be ...
Okay, now that my head's on right, let's recap 2017 and make room for whatever's coming up.
I need a moment here to consult with my social media feed because I forget ...
... Okay, I'm back, and my goodness, a lot happened this year!
- Everyday People Cartoons was picked up by GoComics
- I started writing a book. Its working title is: Enough.
- I stopped writing Enough because I was commissioned to create a book about mindfulness, meditation, and yoga for Adams Media (Simon & Schuster).
- The book was created and released in the same year. It's called Unlightenment, A Guide to Higher Consciousness for Everyday People.
- Craftadian's Maker Conference invited me to be on a panel about wholesale marketing, and I showed up and met a bunch of new crafty friends.
- I submitted to The New Yorker again, and got rejected again.
- The Annette branch of the Toronto Public Library had me speak at an event.
- I participated in The One of a Kind Show.
- I celebrated the release of Unlightenment with a party, which I didn't cancel. This is a really big deal because I have party hosting insecurities, fear, and bizarro beliefs about guest lists.
- I began Everyday People Mail. A quarterly, subscription based, snail mail surprise. Subscription numbers were low, profits were nil, but I consider it a huge success because I've wanted to do this for many years, and I'm very proud of what I created and mailed out.
- I applied for an Ontario Arts Council grant for Enough, and although the odds of getting this grant are low, I have a feeling I'm going to get it. I'll let you know in spring of 2018 when I find out.
I could go on.
When I began this post, I legit felt that I was having a hard time.
I'm going to sit in the not knowingness for a bit, and look forward to whatever 2018 brings.