Sunday, December 28, 2008

Jan Giveaway Sneak Peek!

I'm going to have another giveaway myself! January is the always the month most of us rethink our lives--what do we want to accomplish this year, what do we want to change, what will we do differently, goals etc. Its a month of reflection and actions and even for some--non-actions.

I will tell you my goals--for one--I'm going to begin selling homemade body scrubs, lip balms and bath fizzes. I've been working on learning this for about 3 months now and have a LONG way to go--but I'm discovering how much I'm enjoying this and hopefully it will replace some of my full time income--as I plan to exit my full time job within a year or two. I simply want a piece of my life back...that is my biggest goal this year. I'm going to be a grandmother of 5 this summer and I dont want to miss any of it. I dont want to be tired anymore when I'm asked to help with the kids--or I dont want to be tired of camping and not go--when its one of my LOVES! I'm going to admit something here,,,I dont handle full time work very well,,, I just dont. I find the older I get--I cant balance like i used to. During the work week, I find its pretty much all I can do is work because once I get home, I'm just done. Part of it is the type of work I do, and part of it, is that my love has always been home. Sooo, 2009 is my transition from full time-into hopefully God willing, a part time job and a part time home based business. I have to earn money that is a given, but i plan on doing it differently.

Also, due to my childhood being so traumatic and other things in my adult life--I'm always been on a quest for peace and serenity. If I could describe myself to someone in one word it would be Serenity. Its something I crave and need so desparately. I cant see a picture with the words Serene on it and not want it--I cant see the word on something and NOT want it. Hence the rock in this picture. Sooo...my giveaway is going to be about Calm, Serene, Peace, and I will have gifts that nurture that in the business of our lives. This is a start..Calming Tea, and a Serenity Rock to place where you will see it--to remind you--STOP and embrace the moment, whatever that moment is!

January is a big month, a month of promise and desire! I'm excited for it!

15 Thanks for your comments!:

Lady of the Mote said...

what a nice sentiment behind the give away,
I wish you great success in selling your homemade beauty goods.

Vodka Mom said...

Great post. ALways look forward- with a positive attitude!

thanks for stopping!!

Helen said...

Good morning! Oh, I know how you feel about animals ... I also can't stand the thought of any one of them in pain or suffereing. That's exactly why I brought Rocky home with me that evening. But after a year and a half I had gotten to the point with our neighbors that I was certain to receive a nasty letter from our homeowner's association attorney telling me I had to keep him inside - all the time. I'm thinking he now has the opportunity to keep mice and vermin in their rightful places without anyone raising a fuss. This story had the very best and happiest ending. And,,,,Happy New Year to you!

Tootsie said...

what a great give away! here's to a good 2009! Happy New Year to you friend!

Dawnie said...

Oh i'm going to have more for the giveaway--this is just a sneak peek! i'm on the search for things women LOVE to have around.

squawmama said...

Hi Dawnie... I wish for you to have complete peace & serenity... It will be a great thing... Love your give away... sign me up again☺ I loved that rock... I have several rocks that have healing powers that I carry in a little bag... weird I know... Have a great day... Love ya

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Raggedy Girl said...

Dawn:
Having made this transition I know exactly what is in your heart. I will pray for you as you look for a way to become a homebody. When you are ready to sell your bath products, let me know and I will put a link from my blog to your business.
Roberta Anne.

Meadowsweet Days said...

Hi Dawnie! Happy New Year, I hope all of your hopes and dreams for 2009 come true for you. You deserve it! :)

Carol

Judy said...

Hi Dawn. I wish you the best of luck in your new endeavor. I started working part time in May thinking I would have time to start up my own part time business. I'm not doing real well. I still work 5 days a week and bye the time I get home at 3:30 I'm too tired to do much of anything. else. I really want something 4 days a week instead of 5.

I love your giveaway items...I could use some calm.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Dawnie, I just realized that you are an aquarius, too. I hear what you are saying about going part-time. I work part-time and I couldn't imaging working more. I love my life. I am lucky that my husband wants me to be home as much as possible. But, I do almost everything here. He's just too busy to do household chores. I love taking care of our home and yard. Actually, working in the yard brings me a loy of peace and serenity. Hemce, the name of my blog. I hope you can achieve your personal goals. I wish you well with your business.
Hugs, Terrie

Ginger said...

Hi Dawn:
I couldn't agree with you more. I sure hope you are able to put all your plans into play and work part time. I know at my age, I couldn't work full time either. Just too pooped.
Ginger

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Dawnie,
Sounds you are off to a wonderful start with learning new things. I love the idea of scrubs and soaps!
Thanks for visiting today and I hope you have a good week.
~Melissa :)

JyLnC said...

Sign me up for your giveaway! I'm with you regarding serenity,
peace,and calm. It's always been my goal in life...not fame, fortune, or status.

I quit working full time in 2002 and returned to school for a paralegal degree. Right after I graduated, my older sister passed away and in an instant I didn't want to spend my life chained to a job. I haven't worked since then but a part time job would be doable.

I hope you achieve your goal in 2009!

grammy said...

Good luck. It feels good to have a plan and start down that road.

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