New Year, Fresh Starts, Change and Adaptability

January 08, 2021

New Year, Fresh Starts, Change and Adaptability

 

What a year. Nearly everyone can probably relate, and we were all impacted in some way. One day we might look back and think of ourselves as survivors. Overcoming challenges also means we learned to pivot, and how to cope. A new year is the perfect time to summarize 2020, and gather up all of the wisdom, before moving forward. Among the many things I learned, these were the most meaningful:

 

  • Be Adaptable and Open to Change. Things don’t always have to be done the same way, in fact, business as usual wasn’t even a thing. We did the best we could with the resources and guidelines available, and it worked out ok.
  • Hard work truly does pay off, eventually. I had a really good year, and I owe that in part to all the previous years I spent building my business, relationships and connections. Success comes from a solid foundation.
  • Collaboration is good. You don’t have to go it alone, and I didn’t either. Collaborating with other locally owned businesses helped all of us thrive, and fulfilled that need for connection, when many were feeling isolated.

 

2020 was not all bad if I’m being honest. I’m not the only one who searched for the silver lining, or questioned, why is this happening, or what is the purpose of so much suffering? In the moments of quiet and calm I found those silver linings:

 

  • I have an amazing and loyal customer base who continued to support me and my work, all year long. This inspired me to just keep going.
  • When the opportunities to connect presented themselves, even if we were masked or via Zoom, we seized those moments and cherished them.
  • We were forced to slow down, which meant more time to reflect, dream and plan ahead for better days.

 

What came out of this time of introspection for me, was firmly committing to something I’ve been dreaming of for a while. In 2021, you’ll see my work grow in a new direction. I’ll be working more with gold and gemstones, in a way I’ve been training to do for a few years. I’ll also be designing and making several mini collections throughout the year. I can’t wait to share all of this with you. I’m looking forward to seeing people in person again, and also restarting classes and teaching. 


So farewell 2020. I’m not sorry to see you go, but you made all of us survivors just a bit stronger and more hopeful for what lies ahead. 

         

 

Dreaming of a new year filled with meaning and maybe a little sparkle? Let’s design a custom piece together. Contact me at pamhurstdesigns@gmail.com to chat.






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