Bye 2018, Hello 2019
For a few years now, I have decided to not do New Year’s Resolutions. I never keep them and then feel guilty about not keeping them. But I have found that setting myself a word or theme of the year works much better. I mentally review my year during the Holiday Season and start thinking about the next year and what I would like it to look like. Announcing my 2019 theme: Find Joy. Follow along with me as I share where I Find Joy and how I will learn to more purposefully Find Joy in my everyday life and in my business.
Where do you Find Joy?
I started putting my new theme into action a little before the beginning of 2019. See, one way for me to find it is learning. I love to learn new things. So during the holidays, hubby and I managed to escape for a few hours into his workshop. He was finally able to show me how most of his wood related power tools work.
And I managed to create my first solo project!! If you are following me on Facebook or Instagram – and if not, do that right away 😉 – you have seen pics of my time in there and teasers of what I was working on.
For those of you how are just joining me, here is a quick picture recap:
<– Hubby is always so impressed when I take pictures 🙂 This is his workshop that I invaded for the duration of this project.
My little work area all setup.We had the planner too but it’s hiding behind me.–>
The first day was spent learning about the tools and prepping the wood pieces. I used 2 pieces of wood that we recycled from previous projects. One was a piece of 1×4 and the other a 2×6.
The 1×4 was cut into lengths that I then glued together to make the bigger pieces. The 2×6 was cut into thin strips.
The next day was spent squaring off the glued pieces, staining and assembling it all. I posted a picture on my social media channels but no one was able to guess what I was working on…. Can you before you scroll down?
Did you guess?
Here is the final project:
A beautiful wooden crate custom made by me for my son’s room. I omitted the handles on purpose so that when they are all put together, I can add some pics or decals on the side of his shelves.
I stained it in a grey Driftwood color as his room will have a fishing theme to it.
What do you think?
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Don’t forget to Find Joy in your life.