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2019 YEAR IN REVIEW

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THE YEAR IN REVIEW – 2019

In 2019, my word of the year was HOME, and I moved into my space and worked to create better relationships so that I feel more at home in Rochester, and I do.

As this year winds down, I figured I’d take a little time to take inventory regarding how I did with realizing the intentions that I set for myself in 2019.

THE SUMMARY IN NUMBERS

5,139 – combined numbers of followers on all social media outlets

962 – people on my mailing list

843 – unique pieces of artwork sold this year

479 – unique client sales

24 – number of new people I spoke with who are going thru a drug-induced brain injury.

23 – art classes taught

8 – number of shows/festivals in which I participated

6 – lectures I gave

5 – number of first dates I went on

0 – number of 2nd dates I went on

In 2018, I said I was going to and in 2019 I actually did:

    • TAKE AN ONLINE CLASS. Nora Tay Gelb and I painted together for 38 weeks, and I completed every lesson — except the last 4, which I plan to complete while I am on vacation.
    • COMPLETE MY KITCHEN RENO. Chuck Hajec transformed my kitchen into a functional and inviting space.
    • PAINT LIVE MONTHLY. Made it 10 out of 12 months.
    • PLAN A WARM WEATHER VACATION • Last year, Christmas was miserable for me. I was cold and by myself without anyone with whom to celebrate. As a result, I decided I didn’t want to ever be in that emotional space again, so I researched and figured out where I might want to go during Holiday Season 2019 — and I worked the entire year to make this a reality. At the time of this publication, I am enjoying the sun and will have numerous visitors during the month I’m in Florida — and I know I’m going to meet a lot of people while I’m down there, too.
    • DATE/MEET NEW PEOPLE. I’m a homebody by nature, and I don’t like going out late or meeting at bars or clubs — but in 2019 I said YES to events, invitations and networking opportunities. I took dance classes and starting singing regularly at an Open Mic in Canandaigua and joined an all women’s barbershop group. In 2019, I decided not date and “dinner” with people instead. That feels better for me on a thousand levels. Do I still wish I had a boyfriend? Hell yeah! I miss the companionship and the intimacy…but I’m not going to settle until the right person comes into my orbit and makes me a priority.
    • WALK EVERY DAY. I mostly managed to do this…and I even did a month-long gym membership at the end of 2019 – just to see how I liked it — and I plan to rejoin when I return to Rochester in 2020.
    • HOST FOUR SISTAH SUPPERS. I hosted 3 and the Annual De-Gift/Regift Potluck Gathering will take place in February 2020.
    • GET A KITTEN. I decided against the kitten thing. I like having my freedom and having the ability to pick up and go at a moment’s notice. Also, a lot of my clients are either afraid of cats or allergic to them, so this is not a good business plan until I secure new gallery space.

LOOKING AHEAD at 2020

In 2020, my word is CLARITY.

‘Cuz 20/20 is all about seeing things clearly.

In 2020, I will continue to pay attention to my personal, financial, spiritual & emotional wellness and…

    • SECURE NEW GALLERY SPACE: I have an application in at The Hungerford, and I’m hoping that to secure a great space for myself in 2020.
    • IMPROVE PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS: I’d like to show my gratitude to the people who I care about regularly and have a better relationship with my son. (I’d like to find an awesome boyfriend, too.)
    • COMPLETE FIRST DRAFT OF MEMOIR: Because finished is better than perfect.
    • INCREASE THE NUMBER OF FESTIVALS 12 in 2020.
    • MEET THE CHALLENGES I FACE WITH MORE GRACE.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy new year!

What are YOUR intentions for 2020?

 

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