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Monday, December 29, 2008

Show and Tell Monday, 12/29/08



New Years has always been a bittersweet holiday for me. Nostalgia for the year past, hopes and dreams for the year to come. I've never been much for making New Year resolutions, more of an attitude to try and carry with me for the coming year.


This year has been quite eventful for me. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." On reflection, the good has far outweighed the not so good. I have had dreams realized and dreams crushed, but have come through standing upright with a whole lot of help from my friends and family.


I found Make Mine Pink this year, started my Little Pink Boutique which quickly expanded to include a website and a blog. I never would have thought all this possible last January. It has become so much a part of my life, I cannot believe I have been in the Pinkdom for less than a year. Have made some of the most amazing friends along the way, women who truly are like sisters to me.


I've learned a lot about computers and finding my way around, become a social media maven when I had never heard of the word a year ago. Have joined several different networks to get my name out there -Victorian Heart Shoppes, The Raven and The Rose, The Twisted Sisterhood, Kitty Kitty at ning, Etsy, Twitter. I cannot believe it as I write this.


I blog regularly and have met some of the most talented women all over the world. New doors have certainly opened and I have had so much fun walking on through.
You all that have become a part of my life over this past year, thank you so much for allowing me to be part of yours as well. To all my family and friends who have been so supportive to me throughout my new adventure, and through everything else in my world, thank you as well. I love you all and my New Year outlook will be An Attitude of Gratitude.

12 comments:

Cottage Flair said...

Pat,
What a great post. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I am new to MMP and a website this year too. I can't believe all that has begun for me since I started. Wishing you the best for 2009.
Jennifer

Lisa said...

Pat ~

You are an amazing woman. Thank you for the beautiful heartfelt post.

Lisa

Susan said...

You certainly had a busy year...I still stay clear of online selling...more power to you on that! But I have your stash packed up safe and sound :-)
Susan *dutchrose*

gail said...

Hi Pat,,, I feel like I am right there with you! Last year I had just joined MMP at the holidays, and this year I have a website even. That was something that I never even dreamed of! Plus, like you, learning to use all of this technology :) Heres to a great and happy, healthy and successful new year!!!! luv ya, gail

The Quilt Shoppe said...

Pat,
What a truly touching post. It is amazing to see how far we've come in just a few short months.
Blessings to you in 2009.

Lani

Allison Ann Aller said...

Many blessings to you and MMP in the coming year!!!

Lilli Blue said...

Pat you are a strong woman. I know that this was a really damn hard year for you but you still look at it with eyes that see the good.We have fun to share in the New year! i look forward to hugging you some day in person. for now ((())) that will have to do. love, lilli

Julia said...

Pat,
What a lovely post.
Isn't it amazing how this computer plugged into the wall has brought us all together...where ever we are in the world..
have a lovely New Year and may it be all you want it to be..
Hugs julia ♥

Carrie Gonzalez said...

Pat,
What a wonderful, touching post. My year too has held so many new things, a site, MMP and blog as well. We have all made such progress this year. I am wishing you a wonderful new year filled with good things and lots of successes.

many hugs,
Carrie

Nancy said...

Pat,
I really enjoyed reading your wonderful adventure of 2008!! I pray that mine will be as fun for 2009. Pat you are truly an Inspiration of strength, and I am so glad to have you as one of my new Pink Sisters! Wishing you the Best in 2009!
Nancy

Melissa said...

Happy New Year & Best Wishes for a very prosperous 2009!

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