MY WORD FOR 2015

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I've never picked a word to represent my year before. I always love hearing about other people's words for the year, but for some reason I've never tried it. I'm more of a resolutions and goal-setting gal, I suppose.

This year, I thought I'd give it a try. After coming across and completing Susannah Conway's brilliant Find Your Word email course, one word was definitely coming to mind: open.

A few days after completing Susannah's course, I came across something that made me realize just how important my new word could be for me. I read a book that explained worrying in a way I'd never thought of before. It said that when we worry about something, we're basically saying NO to any success or happiness that's trying to emerge in that moment.

WHAT. I know, right?? Of course I want more success and happiness. We all do! Reading that made me realize that worrying isn't about caring too much or analyzing a situation, like I thought. Instead worrying is just fear in disguise. And whenever I worry, I'm closing myself off from good things. No more, bro. Knowing that makes me want to stop immediately.

So by declaring open as my word for 2015, I'm promising myself I will do my best to release the worry, fear, doubt, social media comparing ;) Because I want to be open to all of the good that surrounds me and the good that's trying to emerge, in all its forms: love, success, creativity, inspiration, health, happiness, a free chai... whatevs.

I'm sure I'll have some slip ups, going cold turkey on worrying won't be easy. But that's okay. I'll start over. As many times as I have to.

I can't wait to see how this year unfolds with open at the forefront of my thoughts and decisions...! Did you pick a word for 2015? I'd love to hear what it is!

erin
erin

xoxo,

Photo by Sugar Photography.

BRING IT, 2015

2015

Guys, how is it holiday time already!! This year FLEW by... but you know the rules: time flies when you're having FUN. Right? Sure, why not.

2014 has definitely been a learning and growing year (I have a feeling every year will be a learning and growing year!). I've learned so much about where I want to go with graphic design, what I want to offer, who I'd love to work with, and what my bigger vision is for artsocial.

I'm taking some baby steps and some moderately high jumps to get closer to that vision, and I cannot wait to share errthang with ya.

One goal I've already put in motion is to continue offering in-house design services. After taking away that service this summer, I immediately regretted it. I thought omg what am I doing, I love being an in-house designer!!

I thought I needed to move on to bigger projects, one-time projects, all the projects. Such a mistake... just because I can do all the things, doesn't mean I should. Rookie move.

Sure, taking away a service and then bringing it right back might make me look like a nutbag. But what's more important to me is staying true to the offerings that light me up and help my clients the most. Bottom line is, I want artsocial to be valuable and helpful and FUN. Otherwise, what's the point, eh?

So what else is up my 2015 sleeve you ask?? Well... the artsocial shop - ah! So excited about this. If you aren't already, make sure you sign up for blog updates to be the first to hear about it! Doors open January 5th. Exclusive logo design made so so easy... and other goodies too. It's all about ease in 2015, y'all.

I'll also be starting a collaboration in 2015 that is going to be pure MAGIC. Ohmygah I can't wait.

Normally, I feel sad when a year comes to a close... but there's something about 2015 that feels really really exciting. What are you looking forward to most in 2015?

Happy Holidays, friends!! Talk soon :)

erin
erin

xoxo,

Photos via Death to the Stock Photo