Monday, December 31, 2012

New Years Resolutions

I don't typically make New Years Resolutions.  It's so easy to fail at the resolution and then the pressure of the "New Years Resolution" just makes it feel so much worse if/when you do fail.  I don't need the added stress!  Of course I could just not fail at the resolution, but my track record with resolutions isn't so great.

This year I'm making Goals instead of Resolutions.  Goals are attainable, especially since I can make a list of steps to achieve the goals.  I'm still working on my goals list, but here's what I've got so far (in no particular order):
  • Write 2 blog posts a week minimum, but aim for 3.  Definitely doable, and if I have a busy week I can write them all in one day (notice I said how many blog posts, not how many days a week I need to blog - big difference!).  Having a blog is really helping me keep organized and on track to finish up those projects I usually let sit in a box to collect dust until I finally throw them out.
  • Read and connect with at least 2 different bloggers a week.  I love reading what other craft blogs and food blogs are up to, but I need to remember to stay connected and comment on the posts that I enjoy so much so the blogger knows that I'm enjoying reading their blog!  I love all the blogs I follow and read, but sometimes I never get around to writing a comment.  I know comments mean a lot to me, so I assume others love them as well!
  • List at least 5 new things in the Etsy shop a month.  Also doable, and I'm hoping to go above and beyond to expand my shop, but having a small goal of 5 makes it attainable.  
  • Be more organized.  That's way to open-ended, how about to keep my desk organized and clean and put everything away after each project.  Baby steps. 
  • Organize my shelving.  I really need some new stack-able storage containers so I can put more stuff on my shelves in an organized fashion instead of shoving it where I can find room.    
  • Participate in a craft show.  This is a huge one, and something I'm super excited for if I can pull it off. I've never participated in a craft show, but I love going to them and I think having a booth would be tons of fun and a way to meet more local artists and crafters.
  • This is more personal and unrelated, but to start reading more, maybe aim for 1 book a month.  I need to remember to schedule in some "me" time so I don't get burned out on my Blogging and Etsying and Crafting.  I do enjoy crafting and it's relaxing and enjoyable, but sometimes I need to step back and take a break or I'll get burned out.  
I think I'll continue adding to the list as I realize more goals that I should have.

Those all seem pretty doable!  Here's to a great and productive 2013!

I also have some semi-goals, such as getting a newer phone (ugh mine is the worst!), eating healthier (who doesn't have this resolution?), and earning enough in my Etsy shop to pay for a fancy new camera so I can take better photos of my products (a girl can dream, right?).  

What about you?  What are some of your 2013 goals or resolutions?


  1. I see some good ones! The craft show would definitely be a nice experience (I think). I would love to try participating in one, but right now, my life as a mom of very young children does not allow me to be gone all day. One day...

    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) I think the craft show would be tons of work, but definitely worth it (hopefully).