Friday, 6 January 2012

Happy New Year!

Its been word for this bright new shiny year is LIBERATION!

Oooh a big word for sure but it's a BIG year..and has already begun!
I'm leaving my work in a few in no longer being more midwiferying!
Wow..The end of an incredible era, amazing experiences and blessed moments.

The time has come though...heart strong urges and untravelled roads are a calling!
It's a leap alright... pretty MAMMOTH. Choosing the unknown instead of security(and regular income!)...inviting the opportunity to fall flat on my face and fail catastrophically!

But despite the risks, nothing else will do...I want my life to be BIGGER, fuller...with love and creativity, adventure and trust.
And holy guacamole/jimminy minoculars! If I can do this who knows what else is possible!! :)

So LIBERATION it is....
Liberation from the limiting beliefs and doubts...say nay to the negative thoughts and YAY! to the life affirming ones.

Liberation from the time constraints that have kept me away from my most cherished creations :)

And more frivolously but equally as important!
Liberation to the nails that have never been painted because I had to work the next day.

The fabric that never made it to skirts because I didn't want to unnerve expectant parents to be!

Liberation to the olympian athlete that is desperately trying to get out :)

I can't tell you how excited I feel..and how HUGE my horizon now feels, open to possibilities far and wide!

So what's your word for the year?
I hope its inviting you to be the BIGGEST and BEST that you can be!!

Ps. fancy joining me in a star jumpin' mexican wave?? hehe! :)x


  1. WOW! Jenny that is amazing news - best of luck to you on this exciting new journey! I'm sure you'll thrive and have a fantastic time along the way. xx

  2. How exciting! Great word. I may steal it and the sense of freedom to go with it. Look forward to seeing how your year developes.

  3. Wow wow wow! How exciting! Enjoy your new found freedom. I look forward to hearing about lots and lots of new craft endeavours.

  4. You are awesome! This is sure to be a great year! My word doesn't sound as powerful as liberation, but I chose CREATE...more art, more ideas, more time, more love to share, and especially create a more beautiful world for all. Wishing you shining success in all your endeavors, and so wonderful that you were a midwife (I used midwives for both births and had an easy HBAC:)


  5. Wow, what a start to a new year, go girl go!

  6. I'm catching up on my blog reading and have been reading your blog posts and now I'm soooo excited for you! You are an inspiration. I have loved every minute of following your blog so far and am really excited about what's going to be coming up for you in 2012. You are a fantabulously inspiring woman and I'm so glad to have "met" you! Big hugs for a sooper 2012. Em xxxxxxxx

  7. happy new year, cherished friend!
    i loooooooove your word! + adore
    how you are embracing + understanding
    the word...+ embracing + understanding
    your gorgeous life that is beckoning
    i can see jenny rising. like the sun.

  8. p.s.
    mine is integrate/putting together all my pieces *

  9. How invigorating...CONGRATS!! 2 words chose me ~ Open & Aware! Looking forward to following your continued journey. Blessings ~H♥~

  10. Go you! And total admiration for taking this fantastic leap (combined with just a touch of envy :D)


  11. Wow! I'm so excited for you just reading about all the new roads and opportunities and pursuits that will open up to you now!!

    You go girl!!!

  12. OOOOH how exciting Jenny! Fantastic news and such an inspiring, appropriate and vibrant word to accompany your new venture! Wishing you lots of success as you boldly go with your huge enthusiasm into something you are longing to do!
    Oh how I can identify with your thoughts on liberating your wardrobe and nails!
    Looking forward to sharing your liberating journey...just looking at your photos makes me want to leap around!!
    Ali x

  13. Hi Jenny, with you on the nails...I rarely leave the house without them painted....You are going to have so much time to be an artist...exicting... My word I think is "Potential" and fulfilling it this year making my art pay enough to make my life more comfortable. Can't wait to see where your liberation takes you..:)

  14. Hooray, hooray, hooray!!! Congrats, Jenny! I am so excited for you (insert happy dance and wild jumping here). :)

    Wishing you the wonderfullest of wonderful new years. So happy to be walking with you (leaping, jumping dancing) as you embark on this new adventure.

    Sending you huge hugs!!!

  15. Wow, Jenny, that is amazing news!! As a nurse I know what you mean about having to be restrained and not being able to wear nail varnish etc. My excitement is doing flip overs for you... it is indeed a big risk to give up a secure job and to venture into the unknown, but I admire your spirit and hope it gives you everything you want.
    I too have whisperings, telling me to do the same. Right now I need to plan my direction and think about where I want to be, but I want to join you in the star jumps one day. Meanwhile, go Jenny, go !!!

  16. Could you (and your most cherished creations) be any more adorable?!?

    Wheeee!!! Congratulations!!! Just reading this post is liberating :)

    My word this year is "Believe" - and I most certainly believe that big things are in store for you this year!


  17. I am star jumping and mexican waving my toosh off for you! Fantastic news. Go girl :) I have every confidence that it will be the best decision. So excited for you. Just read this quote today which is so apt for you "I decide to make the rest of my life the best of my life". Back to jumping and waving...

  18. Heavens .... How exciting! And look at you, all leapy and jumpy!

    What an amazing time you are going to have!

  19. If I was physically able to star jump I would surely join you in your star jumpin' mexican wave because this post makes me feel so happy for you!! :-) Oh what the hell, that's what my imagination is for...yeah I'm star jumping like crazy. :-))

    Bad me had never picked up you were a midwife. I've just started watching the new midwifes drama set in the 1950s that started last Sunday. It was great and your nail varnish comment reminded me of one of the character midwifes saying one day she would paint her nails but for now there was work for her to do.

    It is wonderful to read how happy & positive you are! Your post helps me feel happier and positive too - so thanks for that sweetie!

    Here's to a fabulous 2012!
    Kat Xx

  20. Well worth the search, especially as I am from the future (kinda) and know how fantastic the year following this is...