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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year's Goals

You know how we set goals every year? And then you know how we swear that this year is the year we'll actually stick to those goals? And then inevitably something comes up and we don't end up sticking to those goals?

Well, I'm going to pretty much guarantee it's another one of those years for me.

However, I have a new partner to help me out. I've been using for help for a few weeks now, and it's been great. It actually motivates me. The basic idea is that you set a goal for yourself (my current one is weight loss), put some money on the line, set a deadline, and go. You report weekly (or at the end of the time period - it depends on what your goal is) and if you meet your goal, you don't lose anything. If you don't meet your goal, you lose the money you put on the line. So, my goal has a $5/week gamble. If I don't lose 1 lb/week, I lose that $5. And to motivate myself even more, the money is donated to an anti-charity: a group that I have chosen from a list that I don't really want to give my money to, but they get it if I fail.  Trust me, it's quite the motivating factor.

So what are my goals for this year? Well, some of them I'm not quite ready to share, but here are a few.

1) Finish and publish my new patterns.
2) Keep up to date on my bookkeeping.
3) Actually quilt some of my own quilts. 1 a month would be nice, but I'd be happy with even 6 the whole year.
4) Learn how to use the Silhouette Cameo I got for Christmas, and use it often.
5) Continue losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle.
6) Grow my Etsy store and my brand.
7) Keep up on blogging here.

There are a few more, but I'm not ready to divulge them to the world yet. If I tell people, then I really have to do it, and I'm not sure if I'm 100% ready to make the leap of faith that is required to do a few of them.

What are some of your goals this year? I'd love to hear what you're working toward. Also, I'd love to see you on Facebook. Head on over to my page, click the LIKE button (if you haven't already) and stay up to date with everything I'm doing. Make sure that you have it set to "Show in news feed" (under the drop down menu of the Liked button, once you've clicked Like) to make sure you see the updates!

And, because I'm trying not to post without including at least one photo, here's a picture of Brookie, back in October, in her holiday outfit courtesy of her awesome Aunt Jana. (That's Jana's fabric, by the way. It's called Delicious Wishes, and is sold by Henry Glass. Check your local quilt shop to see if they have it! You can find the pattern for the holiday outfit here, and info about Jana's fabric here.)

Happy New Year! May this year bring all the joy and happiness you desire to you and yours!