I am not one for new year's resolutions per say, but this year my intention is to
take the time.
What this means to me is take the time to:
~Appreciate what I am doing in the moment~
~BE with my daughter fully~
~Pay attention more to my natural surroundings~
~Slow down and allow inefficiency and spontaneity~
Looking back over 2021 I kept thinking "Wow, how did I make all that?". AND I kept thinking "Sheesh, I hardly made anything compared to prior years.". In 2021 there was zero predictability around when I could make it to the bench to work, zero full nights of sleep and just a whole lotta getting used to the insanely quick changes my baby was going through. In spite of all that I do have some celebrations from last year. These are some things I consider my Lumenrose accomplishments of 2021:
After procrastinating for over 6 months as my new torch sat in a box in the corner, I finally switched from my old acetylene Smith Silversmith torch to the oxy/propane Smith Little Torch. I am still getting used to it months later (goddamn, it is HOT), but the flame control is much more refined on the Little torch so I can work with more precision.
I began working with a little 14k full karat gold!