When I saw Tracy Statler's Inspired Change: Wellness Word Challenge, I knew I wanted to jump in since it so fit in with my word for this year: Connect. 2013 is the year I work at making connections in all aspects of my life, both online and offline, personally and professionally, physically and spiritually.
My defacto way of dealing with stress is to retreat inward and create. Which is awesome fun, but not a healthy way of dealing with overwhelming issues in my life. And with moving to a new town, while I'm able to connect more with my family than I have in years, I need to start making some friends and connections in our tiny town. Which honestly, that has been a struggle for me because I work from home in the middle of no where!
For my piece of jewelry, I created a bracelet with my tree house bead to remind myself to get out of the house and safety of my nest to make connections. The copper oak leaves are there to remind me that change is good, and working on making connections will bring all sorts of good changes into my life. The world is a much better place when we are helping each other along, cheering, lifting each other up and sharing in our struggles.
Take some time and visit the other jewelry artists who are committed to making a positive change in 2013 and their jewelry designs to inspire that change: