My wish for 2012

Written on December 28, 2011 by in Artistry & inspiration

As we close out 2011 and look ahead to 2012, I’d like to leave you with a wish. This post began as my wish for photographers, but I’ve decided that this message goes beyond any one field and could apply to anyone who chooses it.

My wish for all of us in 2012 is:

That we stop seeing each other as competitors and instead look to each other
as colleagues, potential collaborators and fellow creatives.

That we let go of others’ expectations for our businesses
and all of the things we believe we “should” be doing and instead
create our ideal businesses, playing to our strengths, acknowledging our quirks
and accepting ourselves as the unique and worthwhile individuals we are.

That we find our own way of working instead of
subscribing to someone else’s template for success.

That we embrace ourselves and each other as artists,
even when we don’t feel worthy of the “a” word. 

That we embrace each other as co-conspirators on this messy journey of life.

That we accept our traumas and applaud our triumphs, and realize that both are impermanent.
There is always a new day and a new way to create our ideal life and business.

That we believe deep down in our core, in the deepest root of our beings,
that who we are is enough and that what we do is valuable
and that it will always be valued by the people who matter.

A dandelion to wish on, by Lulu Bug Jewelry (via Etsy)

Peace and blessings,


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  1. cindy
    December 31, 2011

    love what you wrote Kate!

    • Kate Watson
      January 3, 2012

      Thanks, Cindy!

  2. Ariane
    January 5, 2012

    This is really beautiful Kate! What a wonderful wish to send out into the world. May all your wishes come true this year and for a life time :)

    • Kate Watson
      January 11, 2012

      Thanks, Ariane! All the best to you in 2012 and beyond as well.

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