Marika Maijala


Throughout the year, I usually end my evenings (and nights) with a to-do list for the next morning. When December rolls around though, it becomes a little different. I’ve stopped writing down to-do lists for the rest of the month. Instead, I write down more goals, more ideas, and allow myself more time to dream. It’s a to-do list still, but one that’s rooted in possibility. It’s a time where I focus on regrouping my thoughts and to reflect on things that have transpired over the past 12 months and turn what I’ve learnt into something tangible. All the emotions, energies and ideas that have come my way; reinterpreted, and renewed.

2015 is a year in which more adventures will be had, and more learning to be done.

52 weeks to make things that count, and to be of service to others.

365 days filled with new possibilities every single day.

Happy holiday friends, and thank you for being a part of Pikaland this year.

Here’s to more peace, love and creativity; from our family to yours.

What about you? What’s on your to-do list for 2015?

[ Illustration by Marika Maijala ]

3 Replies to “Reflection”

  1. Rebecca says:

    i want to have a show at a real gallery. not a coffee shop- but an honest to goodness gallery. i’m not sure what that will look like that yet. whether it will be paintings or drawings or some other wacky spinoff of everything i do. ok, and if it ends up being a coffee shop or other small space not quite a gallery i wouldnt be too disappointed. just a stepping stone! can’t wait to see what next year brings! happy holidays amy!

  2. Nancy says:

    Happy New Year, Amy!
    I like the open possibilities that the start of a new year brings, so thank you for this post. I want to keep exploring and learning in all areas of my life and stay positive. There’s more about my thoughts at the end of the old year/start of the new in my own year-end blog post here….

  3. Caris says:

    Here’s to less stress, greater focus, higher goals and caving in to wanderlust. Happy new year to you, Amy!

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