Thursday, January 7, 2016

New Year, New Goals


Hello, everyone!  Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year!  I have kind of been absent lately from the blogging world, and for those of you that follow me, I have to apologize.  Last year was a real doozy for my creativity!  I underwent 3 surgeries and most of the time I was getting by with just doing the bare minimum to keep my house in order and keep my family alive.  When I did find time for my hobbies, I just simply didn't have time to blog about it (or so I told myself).

But, it is a new year, and I am ready to nourish my soul again by making and sharing my creations. I decided to write down some goals that I believe will help me do that.  I want to share these goals with you so that I can put them out there and be more accountable to keep them.  I plan on checking in quarterly to see how I am doing with each of my goals and to make adjustments if necessary.  I really have three ways that I express my creativity and so I wrote goals for each of the following categories: Blog, Etsy Shop, and Just For Me!


My blogging goals are kind of a no brainer.  Blog.  Just do it.  Haha!  Make it look pretty.  That sort of stuff.  When it comes to my Etsy shop, I am super excited for this year!  I have so many wonderful plans and ideas that will be coming to fruition in the next few months!  I really want to share some of those fun things with you . . . but not quite yet.  I will be creating and sending out a newsletter to subscribers that will give some sneak peeks into some of the changes I'll be making as well as sharing things that I am working on and my creative process.  Watch for a sign up later this month!


And these goals . . . well, they are just for me.  Things that I want to make and keep.  Things that I want to work on in my down time from making for others.  There really aren't that many goals written in this section, and that's okay with me.  If I am able to get more done, then I would be ecstatic!  But, I'm keeping it simple in the hopes that my goals will be reachable and more enjoyable.

So, what about you?  Have you written down your creative goals for the year?  What do you do to be more accountable when you make your goals?  I'd love to hear from you in the comments!

-Amy

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