My word for 2024 is FOCUS. This is what I want to achieve this year, a sense of calm yet determined focus for me, my work and my business.
Taking some time away from markets last summer helped me to be free to play and experiment with glass in a way that I haven’t since my uni days. The results were a body of work that felt connected, and expressed my inspirations better than anything I had made before. This is the same sense of clarity I want for my business.
To reach this goal I will do several things. First I will make a list of all the things I no longer wish to participate in. Setting these boundaries on paper will be a reminder to say no to things that do not serve me and only distract me from getting to where I want to be. Secondly I will decide exactly what it is I want to aim for so that I can be more proactive in taking the right steps in my journey forwards.
So the idea is that I will be doing less, but working just as hard (if not harder) so that the things I am doing are better than ever and take me onwards and upwards instead of leading me round and round in circles.
The changes will be across the board, from the things I make, to the events I attend, to the places I sell my work. Everything is up for review and potential elimination. But the hope is that by hitting the refresh button in this way, I will open up an alternative way of working and ultimately discover new opportunities for me to push myself into.
If you are interested in following this journey and would like to hear more about the changes I will be making, then follow me on Instagram or Facebook where my posts will delve into the specifics and reasoning for my decisions.
Here’s wishing you all a fantastic 2024!