I received my 2017 planner as a gift and loved it so much I bought myself the 2018 Planner. I love making lists and crossing them off as I make progress (even the smallest momentum forward gets validation:) ).
I was just going though the accomplishments of the year in my ‘ Where has the time gone?’ post: and realized I had a year of blocks, a LOT of blocks and a few quick projects. I really felt like I had not done that much until I took a good long look. So with that my SECOND GOAL is to finish putting these quilts together. They are all gifts, that should have been done for Christmas 2017, however I knew that was a little ambitious.:) As much as I like making lists; I also know when to be flexible and adjust my goals. I am pretty good about completing things I set out to: just not always in a timely manner. 🙂
In 2017 I was very busy with pattern testing, sew alongs, the occasional commission piece, and #payitforward projects ( where you surprise someone with goodies ). Instagram has been my avenue of creativity for most of the year. So my THIRD GOAL is to actually do more blogging. Where I can share what I am doing and also pass on some tips and tricks that I use: here on my website. I have so many things that I really enjoy. I find that it all doesn’t play well on one Instagram feed. I have tried to mix it all up, well share as things are happening but those that sew: just want to see sewing. Those that are foodies: do not appreciate all the quilt blocks. And let me tell you I have passed the point of all the cute family pics lol. However, I love taking photos of the world around me as I experience it ! So after many attempts of differing approaches, I really think I am going to spend more time here; on my website. I hope that you will take sometime and explore my website while you are here. 🙂
My FOURTH GOAL is a life style goal… I want to enjoy life more. I am a “the glass is half full” kinda gal. So with that I want to encourage all of us to enjoy the world round us more. Really taking a moment… To look at those things around us, not to take the small things for granted.
By this I mean: If you always drive the same way to work, take one day to drive home a different route. Look around, what do you see? If you always walk in one direction of your home; go in the opposite direction. To say Hello to someone you might have otherwise walked passed. These may seem very simple (and they are): but you might be surprised by how it feels to rediscover your own neighbors, neighborhood, co-workers or city. For me it somehow puts things in perspective. I enjoy seeing how I fit into the world around me. Do I like where I am at? How can I change it for the better? Is this the person I want to be? Are my relationships the very best they can be? I never saw that grouping of flowers before, were they always there? How far can I travel in a day; to explore and home again? How long has that new restaurant been open? I want to ENJOY these vistas more!
2018 Goal overview
- Build up Website
- Finish the quilts that precede and includes 2017
- Do more Blogging
- Enjoy the world around me
Please take a moment and visit some of the other wonderful Bloggers who are participating in this Link Up Party and Thank You for visiting my Website. Here is to a fantastic new year!
Until next time………. Hug yourself and those around you a bit more.