A few weeks back, I sat in a tea room with two lovely friends who had jumped head first into the 101 in 1001 goal setting project and felt that it had really changed their lives. It got me thinking about what I have achieved this year and how much I can get out of the last year of my twenties.
I’ve never thought of myself as much of a dreamer and as much as I like to-do lists, I haven’t ever been a big “goal setter”. However, starting the blog and business this year has left me in a rather reflective mood and as I wind down for the Christmas holidays, I am beginning to think about what I want to achieve in 2013. These goals I am about to set will be viewed as New Year’s Resolutions – like the small mid year goals I set when beginning this blog.
I know a lot of people find these type of lists useful and I have seen a fair few “30 before 30 blog posts” in the blogisphere. Although I am nervous about turning 30, rather than put a deadline on my goals, I’d like to think of them as ongoing and begin them in 2013. Some of the goals reflect my business plans, some are new things to learn and some are personal opportunities. Some are silly, but that’s OK.
- Make a quilt
- Revise my business plan for my Claireabellemakes
- Reach 250 sales in my Etsy store
- Gain at least 3 more wholesale orders
Start and finish a full size crochet blanket Improve my health by eating well & exercising
- Take a car journey without feeling nervous as a passenger
- Try 5 new foods
- Knit something in the round
- Fly in a hot air balloon
Read a novel (I currently never have time to do this) Produce 2 new product lines for Claireabellemakes Have at least one date out a month with G
I intend to cross each one off once I feel I have achieved it – watch this space!
Do you have any goals or lists to share?
Image taken by me in Portugal, 2011