A brand new year is right around the corner. I don’t know about you, but 2017 went by incredibly fast. It wasn’t a bad year, but I’m finding it hard to look back or reflect on it. Perhaps that means I should just focus on looking ahead?
Every January I like to come up with a list of goals or resolutions to keep throughout the year. Actually keeping them is a different story, but I do try, and that must count for something.
Personal resolutions are well, personal, but hobby goals? Let’s see, what were they last year again…?
Last year I wanted to “strictly limit new herd members” and that turned out to be a spectacular FAIL, especially in the last few months.
Managing my time better and staying on top of bookkeeping was another goal that also didn’t go according to plan. Now I have a big mess to go through before tax season, YAY! Good job, Nichelle.
However, I did make a lot of tack this year, (and made a small dent in my hardware stash!) which is always a hobby goal. A lot of the motivation for that came from participating in NMTM in April, where I put together an in-hand set for my Woodbridge resin.
That led to several bridles and halters in addition to sewn pieces like saddle pads and blankets.
I did manage to keep up with the weekly-ish blogging, put together several tutorials and started a massive barn project.
So I guess the goals I managed to keep balanced out the ones I didn’t. Maybe?
Now that 2018 is almost here, I’ve been trying to come up with some new ones.
The first is to focus more on my Etsy shop. I’ve been toying with the idea of releasing some patterns + instructions for some pieces I don’t sell often, like saddlebags. Would there be any interest in that?
Another is to try and complete one tack project, like a bridle or saddle or anything involving leather, per month.
And, as always, keep blogging!
What about you? Do you have any goals or hobby resolutions for the new year?