Sunday, January 3, 2010

Move Towards The Light!

Via Google images.
Happy New Year! We are now safely in 2010 and it seems people couldn’t be happier, myself included. 2009 was challenging in many ways, which I know I don’t need to go into here. Over the last few weeks I’ve been talking to all kinds of people and I’ve never experienced so much optimism and excitement about a new year since I can remember. Perhaps it’s because we’re also in a new decade, but I think it’s fair to say that this will be the year for new outlooks and new attitudes!
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I think like most people I can’t help but sum up the previous year and find ways to improve and change myself for the better. Personally, I prefer to have goals rather than resolutions. I find resolutions are a trap, and set one up for almost certain disappointment. I know it’s probably just semantics, but I’ll stick with my goals!
Image by Adrian Reilly from the BBC web site.

Besides having goals I think it’s important to have a mantra or manifesto of sorts to define the year. I’ve decided that this year’s mantra will be ”Move towards the light!”. I speak of light metaphorically here, but it sure seems to work for the plants in my garden. I refuse to be affected by the negative, and promise to find the upside in all situations. It’s truly all about optimism…The literal light at the end of the tunnel.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

When I think of “Move towards the light” I can’t help but think of those classic Science Fiction films where the earth dweller walks blindly towards the light (the alien spacecraft). This is the other aspect of this particular mantra: moving toward something you know nothing about. I promise to do that as well this year. Barbara and I starting blogging (in earnest) last year and we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into, but we have found it to be a rich, rewarding experience, and so goes life!
The New York apartment of Keith Johnson and Glen Senk from Elle Decor 10/2009.

My wish for everyone is to find that metaphorical light and move toward it! If you do, perhaps we will see you on your journey!
The Dining room of Keith Johson and Glen Senk from Elle Decor 10/2009.
I leave you with a quote on optimism and some interiors where natural light is a key component.

“Optimism is faith that leads to achievement” Helen Keller

Happy New Year 2010!

David Hansen


DennyHollandStudio said...

It is going to be a great year for all creative types...Happy 2010!!

wendyrussell said...

You really do choose some great photos to trigger the old mind ! So glad you and Barb go to the effort...x

Sara Baldwin said...

Bravo! I am so delighted to have just discovered your blog--my marketing director follows you. What a treat. Thanks so much for putting all of this out there.

Ashfield Hansen Design Inc. said...

@Denny- Yes! And since you are the ultimate "creative type"...You should know!
@Wendy-You flatter us too much...Lokking forward to seeing you sometime!
@Sara-Thank you for your kind words!

Adeeni said...

I always like your thoughtful analysis and conceptual thought process David.

Always moving towards the light. :)