Back in December, I set myself some goals for 2013 and published them for all to see. 6 months have passed so it’s time for an update!
- Make a quilt
I have recently bought a new sewing machine (Janome XL601 if you’re interested) with a quilting kit included. I’m researching quilting with books from the library, but I think this goal will be ongoing for years to come.
- Revise my business plan for my Claireabellemakes
I’m still not sure whether to formalise my business ideas or to continue as I have been and let things evolve organically. I had a rough plan for Claireabellemakes, but I think it is time to get some solid achievable goals on paper. Watch this space.
- Reach 250 sales in my Etsy store
I’m on my way! I now have 116 sales after less than a year. Thank you to everyone who has ordered in the last year. Whenever my Etsy app makes the “cher-ching!” sound I get super excited.
- Gain at least 3 more wholesale orders
I’m getting there with this one, but need to work on my Line Sheet a little more. I rephotographed my whole collection, which was a key step.
- Start and finish a full size crochet blanket
I guess I could count my Crochet Granny Squares blanket as a tick for this goal 🙂
- Improve my health by eating well & exercising
I’m on weight watchers now and have lost 5lbs so far. I have restarted yoga and I’m taking more walks to ease myself back in to exercising. I’ve downloaded Coach 2 5k people – help me!
- Take a car journey without feeling nervous as a passenger
- Try 5 new foods
I’m currently obsessing over my weekly pop tart treat and light halloumi on salads so I’m not being that adventurous with food. Bad times.
- Knit something in the round
Not done yet, but I’m thinking of trying this Triangulation hat as a Christmas present for someone.
- Fly in a hot air balloon
- Read a novel (I currently never have time to do this)
Still no time….but maybe I can read on holiday soon?
- Produce 2 new product lines for Claireabellemakes
There will be new products launched over the coming months, so make sure you stay up to date and subscribe to the newsletter (there are often coupon codes!).
- Have at least one date out a month with G
SUCCESS! We are regularly having coffee dates (where we seem to have serious discussions about the future for some reason) and we are taking time for cinema and dinner dates. Good times.
How do you turn your dreams into goals? I’d love to know your thoughts on my goals and how you think I could achieve them.