Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year


Do you have any new years resolutions? What are they?
I've never before set myself new years resolutions. Usually I review my life and set myself goals or new timelines as projects finish or as I feel I have a need for it... But this year I have. To be honest I have been thinking and reflecting over this issue for the last 10 days. I am at a point in my life where I needed a review, but even more so I NEED new goals and timelines.
So here it goes, my plans, intentions, wishes and goals for 2009:

  • Studio:  I got to get a studio again, no workspace for a year was incredibly challenging and a real damper on my work output - also for ages a good excuse not to be productive. 
  • Online Store: Even putting this into writing makes me nervous, I am the worst sales person ever and have been putting this off for months but I will in the next couple of months finally open a store- which brings me to my next point
  • Sales: put much more effort into sales in general
  • Charity: in 2008 the only project I done was one fundraiser, in compare to the previous 10years that is nothing 2009 I will do much more again, I want to work towards the support of young underprivileged women in South Africa.
  • Travelling:lots and lots of it- going home(Switzerland), to Istanbul, to Knysna, to ...any suggestions?
  • Journals: I will start keeping an artists diary, and sketch at least every second day.
  • Logo: I will work on my logo, labels, packaging... well just listen to the advice of my (all of them) graphic designer friends
  • Health and Mind: I will look after my health and fitness, make time to be still and to enjoy myself
  • Course: I finally will go to a jewellery course, i have this chip on my shoulder, since i never took even one class, i never feel my work is good enough- that is my take on remedying it
  • Ravelry: I will finish my big throw and make my first cardigan and mittens
  • Home: now this sounds odd- but I decided I want to be a better housewife- lol, I can't believe I am writing it down, but honestly I suck in the keeping up with the ironing department... so my resolution for 2009, lower ironing mountains :)
  • Photos: I still got the photo bug- i think it is here to say, O is getting me a new camera, when I can decided which one I want... I will take one photo each day 365 photos for 2009 
  • Jewellery: Will produce 3 -4 collections in 2009
That's my huge list...Whats yours let us know!

I wish you a happy new year, full of joy, adventure and prosperity!



Anonymous said...

Sound like some really great goals!
Happy New Year, friend. I hope it's a great one for you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I wish you all the best and fullfilment of your NY's resolutions!

Anonymous said...

Wow - great goals! I look forward to seeing your progress with them on your blog!

aimee said...

happy new year!! you're going to open an online store this year? yay! and please take loads of photos if you go to switzerland and istanbul! best wishes to you this year :)

Charlotte Tollstén said...

That is great goals!! It is good to write them down and look at them over the year I might do that as well!!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Happy 2009


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