Who are you? Who do you want to be? What do you want to do?
Don’t answer those questions but maybe think about them. As 2009 comes to an end , maybe it’s a good time to start thinking about any changes you’d like to make in your life. I’m certainly not one to be giving advice but if I had a dime for every time someone asks me “How do you do everything you do?”, I’d be a rich woman. Well, maybe not rich, but maybe I could pay tuition next semester! 🙂
Some will comment that they never make New Year’s Resolutions. Some will comment that they don’t set goals. Some will comment that they don’t make lists.
If you’re perfectly happy with your life and where you’re headed, good for you! But, if there’s something you’ve been wanting to do, then start the wheels turning so you can accomplish that goal in 2010. There’s no time like the present.
I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again . . encourage blog readers to do some of the following if it’s something you’ve been wanting to do:
- Do you want to learn EQ and design quilts?
- Do you have an idea or a pattern or article to submit to a magazine?
- Do you have an idea for a book and think about submitting a book proposal?
- Do you want to start a blog or blog more often?
- Do you want to get more organized with your meal planning or cooking or housekeeping?
Make 2010 the year to accomplish some of those things you’ve been wanting to do and haven’t done yet. There’s no time like the present! You’ll never know what might happen unless you take that first step to do the things you want to do.
Barb L. says
For the last 2 months I have been writing a business plan in order to open my own quilt shop. So far I am on target for an August 2010 opening – a dream come true, but I had to take the first steps – scary, but I believe very much worth it!! I love your blog!
Barb, Good for you! I wish you the best of luck with your new venture. You’ll never know what you can do til you take that first step and it sounds like you’re well beyond that first step!
Well today my goal is getting my ceiling repaired without too much cost or mess and hopefully before Christmas!
I’d also like for Keith to come home — one or the other of us has been traveling for the last 3 weeks and he won’t get home until Tuesday — it’s a long time and I miss him.
Seriously though, I know what you mean. To make things happen you have to plan and follow through – just wishing for something doesn’t get you far.
There are a couple things in my life that I’ve been debating back and forth and haven’t moved forward on because I don’t know if they’re worth the amount of work they’re going to take. One of the things I like best about my life right now is setting my own schedule and having no obligations. For years between working and the kids I didn’t have that luxury and now I’m reluctant to give it up.
I don’t have as lofty a goal as opening a quilt shop even though I like the idea but it’s a lot of work. Paperwork that is. But I would like to get a long-arm quilting machine before I retire. It won’t be this upcoming year but sometime in the next 4 years. Which means I should start saving now. That means staying out of the quilt shops. Seeing as I don’t usually make resolutions maybe I should make that mine and use up my stash.
The last item on your list is my definite goal for next year! I’m going to have a task-a-night and do it, so my weekends will be free to cook and sew. The weekends I cooked this year, it was really nice to have food in the freezer for the next couple of weeks. I can’t wait for 2010!!
I’ve got a whole list to live a better life in the new year. De-clutter,
organize and live a simpler life. Cook more often and healthier meals. Get back to walking and exercising. I’d like to take some quilt classes and learn to really “quilt” and finish my quilts. Finish more of the cross stitch that I start. Take some photography classes. These creative outlets are my stress relief. I might also start a journal to help me see where I’d like the second half of my life to go. So much I want to learn and do and see, so little time.
mine is a fairly reachable goal–to get a new laptop computer, a new quilting longarm machine just for quilting on my frame, and maybe figure out where to fit in a longer table. if i could find two more feet of space….
I probably won’t be ready to purchase all of that for another year, but that gives me ample time to save up the money and do my homework.
I need to stop wanting to do anything, but sew. I do get cooking done, but not like I did when the kids were home. I detest cleaning house, but try to keep it where I’ll answer the door if someone knocks–all except my sewing room and it is a big fat mess. I know where most everything is, but OH My God. Hugs, Bobbie
Do you want to get more organized with your meal planning or cooking or housekeeping?
This is definately a big one on my “to do” list for next year – that, along with losing weight – seem to head up every years Resolutions ! But – I have made baby steps to start the New Year off right – I bought myself a Body Bugg, I signed up with a virtual personal trainer, I signed back up for Saving Dinner Menu’s and Flylady – and I’m working it one step at a time ! The only other thing I’m really going to commit to this coming year – find time in every week to sit and sew – if only for 1 hour. Too many weeks this past year have gone by with me just glancing at my machine and wondering where time went – this coming year – I’ll give myself a gift of an hour each week – because I deserve it !