As 2015 draws to an end I am focusing on making 2016 a much better year. 2015 was a tough one and somewhere along the way I gave up, which just caused the downward spiral to pick up speed. Managing to get through the holidays ( even though they didn’t go smoothly) was a boost and a slap at the same time… Time to get my head back on straight and look forward. A new work schedule will certainly help– finally after 11 months I will be starting the new year with a set schedule. Now I can organize my time.
Which brings me to number one GOAL for the new year.
I need to find balance and manage my time better. Take the necessary time to become better with the computer, social media tasks ( today is the first time I’ve been able to actually link to something- yea, step in the right direction) . work, family, sewing, quilting…. I have to find that balance. Alot an hour in the morning for emails, socializing on the computer; an additional hour 3-4 days a week for blogging, networking, computer * work*.
I’ve started going through the * rubble* in my sewing room– already overwhelmed with UFO’s, projects everywhere. I’m going to sort, declutter, pass on and toss out.
Boy, this is a hard one. I (want) to start with my oldest UFO & work my way forward…. But…. I have some obligations that need to come first. So, maybe two stacks, immediate and ( trudge along.
USE WHAT I HAVE!
I have a huge stash of scraps and yardage. Panels, themes, collections. Other than an occasional backing and thread I have no excuses to spend money on my quilting. I hope to put a huge dent in my stash over the next 6 months. I’m going to keep track of the amounts I use. Which brings me to the next goal–
KEEP GOOD RECORDS!
Put the journals and planners I have to use. Keep track of expenses, materials, time, tasks. I want to be able to look back at the end of the day, week, month, year and see how I’m doing, where I need to make adjustments, what I need to change. I have the tools– I need to use them.
At least 4 new quilts. Learn to put together a good tutorial. Seek class/ teaching opportunities locally.
Enter 2 large quilt shows in 2016.
Join the piggy bank challenge and save for a trip to a large show.
Get pictures! Good pictures! Clean up those picture files!
OK, I might add to my list later but this is a good beginning I think– I sure look forward to a much more productive year. The procrastinating and overwhelmed mental health has taken its toll– time to jump in with both feet, with a smile and Get Things Done!
Happy New Year Every one!
I will be working tonight through to the new year– still working 6:30 pm until 7 am three nights a week; but at least now they are all in a row, so will have 3 1/2 days to accomplish other things.
Looking forward to a wonderful new year