I'm thinking and planning and fretting right now exactly like I did a year ago. I remember last years worries so vividly; a new son and too much work.
Career wise the last 2 years have been rocky and full of ups and downs.This past year in particular; I had a son, the economy looked very grim and we had a big move halfway across the country.Being who I am its the failures Iremember clearest. The thing that tripped me up most was panic.I took on too much, worked really hard, missed out on valuable family time and it didn't feel worth it. So the lesson to me is don't take on too much and choose the things you really want to do, not what I feel I should do.
Next year looks incredibly promising.
I have some really exciting work lined up and a plan. I plan to keep the big projects to a minimum. Two, maybe three projects over the year and find an art rep to handle my commercial work. I'll figure out how to make a living at this yet. This year, I hope!