There's always a bit of hope that comes with creating your New Year resolutions. The possibility of getting something you want is always intriguing, which is why most of us say "yes" to the tasks, like lose weight or save money. You know what? I'm sooo tired of choosing vague resolutions.
So for 2015, I plan on being as specific as possible with my goals. I also determined one goal for each month of the year. Deadlines are best for someone like me. Otherwise, I'll just keep saying "I'll start on Monday", just like every other year. Here's my list!
January: Redecorate the master bedroom
We need a functional bedroom. One that relaxes us the moment we walk in. That doesn't exactly happen right now with all the extra clutter, so I am determined to have this done by February 1st.
February: Complete the 60-day fitness program Les Mills Combat
This means I have to start in January. I'm excited to get that boost of energy again!
March: Create an office space for Cozy Reverie
I'm secretly hoping this happens before March, but if not, this is the time to make it happen. We will most likely convert the den into a office for all of us. I just need to figure out the space. Pinterest - here I come!
April: Learn a new skill
Probably doing my own make-up. I'm way too scared to try bold looks, but I've got to start sometime.
May: Start painting again
I actually want to start this now, but I need to pace myself. There are quite a few other things on my to-do list that are higher on the priority list. Still, I miss my acrylics, so I might sneak this in if I've completed my goals ahead of schedule.
June: Have 10 original scarf prints designs
This is currently in the works. I sold one original design in December and the client loved it! It's really exciting to hear that, so I really want to work on more. They would be one of a kind accessories!
July: Attend craft fairs
Selling at craft fairs is a goal I have been avoiding. Frankly, I'm scared no one would buy anything! To conquer my fear, I want to really do my research before I jump into this world. I'll be dragging the Watkinez boys to a ton of summer fairs with me.
August: Take an art class
Never stop learning. My artwork is mainly self-taught, so I would love to get better. Who knows? I might discover a new style!
September: Declutter closets
This should really be earlier in the year, but I wanted to spread out my least favorite tasks throughout the year. Otherwise I'd skip them entirely and forget about the list.
October: Write a children's book
Yes, yes, and YES! I published Hooty Takes a Bath two years ago, so I want to get back into creating characters. I'm hoping to convince Patrick to write it with me, because he is easily the more creative writer, and I'll illustrate. Maybe I'll even design a fabric pattern to make plush characters!
November: Sell at a craft fair
This is it. The deadline to face my fear! I'll have to find one that is a great match for my work and preferably local. Eek! I'm already intimidated!
December: Do yoga daily
With all the extra madness from the holidays, I have to find a way to keep myself sane. I should be doing this all year round, and hopefully I can in 2015, but if not, at least I can do this for the month that needs it most.
Well, there you have it! Now you can all hold me accountable for my goals. This may cut into my time blogging and on social media, but hey, we can all use a break from technology, don't you think?
What are your goals for 2015?
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Hi! I'm Amy
I draw, make, and occasionally tell a story.