At the end of every December I set myself goals or resolutions to stick to throughout the new year. This doesn’t always go according to plan, and 2018 was a perfect example.
In 2018, my goals were the following:
- Focus more on my Etsy shop
- Complete at least one tack project a month
- Keep blogging
Out of the three, keeping up with blogging was the only one I managed to stick to.
I didn’t keep up with “one tack piece per month,” but I still made a lot of other things, mostly blankets. This year was The Year of the Blankets… I think I made around 40?
The tack pieces I did make I ended up really happy with.
Creating for Breyer was a distraction from that goal, but it was also a dream come true so I’m not complaining!
And “Focus on the Etsy shop” definitely didn’t go according to plan. 😅
With 2019 quickly approaching, I’ve been wondering about making new goals. Blog and make tack? That’s going to happen anyway, as they go hand in hand nowadays. Limit new herd members or sell to make space? 🐴 Um no… (I’m out of space but I’m ignoring it for the time being)
To be honest I don’t really want to make any specific hobby goals this year. What I do have in mind is on a more personal level… I need to work on being kinder to myself, to stop overthinking, second guessing and worrying about things that don’t need to be worried about. And, hopefully, keep telling those “you aren’t (fill in the blank) enough” lies to shut. up.
All easier said than done of course.
I do want to pause and say thank you to everyone who has been so kind, supportive and encouraging. The hobby and the community was such a huge, positive force in my life this year. ❤️
I’m really looking forward to 2019. I’ll be going to BreyerWest in March, and I finally caved and joined the Premier Club (Eberl, Scott and Vingerling? YES PLEASE) so there’s already a bunch of fun stuff to look forward to. My blog’s gotten an upgrade with it’s own domain – it only took me a decade! But it’s worth it. (on the plus side, it got rid of all the ads! I didn’t realize how obnoxious they were as they never showed up when I was logged in to WordPress…)
I have high hopes for the new year. 2019, I’m ready for you!
8 thoughts on “New Year, New Goals?”
One thing im super excited for in 2019 is the new Breyer. I can’t wait to see what comes out! 🐎
Same! I love seeing the new releases every year ❤
I can’t wait to see what new projects you atart (and hopefully complete! 😜) new year! Happy New Year!!! 🎆
Hahaha right? I have so many ideas for new projects but actually finishing them is always a problem XD
Happy New Year to you too!
Happy new year! 🎉🎉🎉
Great to hear about all this! Especially the kinder part… I love that blanket ( grin)…
Hi Nichelle I have been scroll through you old posts for some inspo for my blog (horse happenings, just quarantine entertainment for the family the moment but, It may become more idk) And I saw your comment out space in this post I collect Schleich models and am very attached to them what I do to help the space issue is pack about 3/4 of them up in the pouches and box them then every couple of months I change the models I have out. works well for me