Monday, 12 January 2015

2015 Goals


I'm not a big fan of resolutions. I don't like saying 'I will do this' because usually that makes me want to do the exact opposite (what a rebel, huh?!) Instead I like to set myself goals for the year ahead. I'm a big fan of goals because alongside goals, I give myself rewards for reaching those goals. And who doesn't like rewards?! I always like to share my goals online, because it makes them feel more real by putting them out there and making other people aware of them.

Personal Goals

- pass my driving test (and buy a car)
- try my hand at screenprinting
- experiment more with my juicing and try adding new stuff to my daily juice
- plan trips to other parts of the UK
- learn to play the ukelele
- go to Longleat Safari Park
- crochet something using t-shirt yarn
- learn to weave on a loom
- make at least one recipe from each of my cookbooks
- learn calligraphy and practice each day
- finish my crochet ripple blanket
- make new penpals and send snail mail once a month
- use my sewing machine (possibly take a course to learn to use it properly)
- shoot at least one roll of film per month
- embroider all of the embroidery patterns I have purchased before being allowed to buy any more
- read all the books in my 'to read' pile (I'll be sharing what these books are tomorrow)
- take a ceramics course
- blog outfit posts (I'm hoping this will encourage me to not slob around in jeans and baggy jumpers every day, and also to find new outfit combinations)
- have a go at using a letterpress

Business Goals

- create new ranges using new techniques/materials
- run more business talks
- update my product photos
- have a craft project published in a magazine
- collaborate with at least three other artists/makers
- create monthly goodie boxes
- have some professional photos taken of my work
- launch a range of stationery and gift items
- post more DIY projects on my blog (at least once a week)
- reach 10k Instagram followers
- attend at least one craft fair/market per month
- improve my knowledge of Google Analytics
- send email newsletters to customer and stockists every month
- give back to the community through my business - in particular I'd like to do something for the Dog's Trust we rescued our dog from, and also to the hospital that helped my friend overcome cancer
- reach out to potential new stockists

As you can see a lot of my goals centre around learning and trying new things, and also finishing up/using up what I already have. I'm a really big believer in keeping your mind active, and it's something I've neglected a lot recently. I love learning new things, particularly when it comes to craft, so a lot of my goals involve learning new craft skills. My goal is to ultimately try and use some of these new skills to create new products for Ladybird Likes.

What are your goals for this year? I'd love to have a read if you've posted them somewhere, and maybe we can encourage each other? I'll be updating on here as/when I've achieved some of my goals, so watch this space...

6 comments:

  1. I love setting goals rather than making up resolutions and some of yours for 2015 are the same as mine! Mine tend to focus on learning new things too - you can have a look here if you like: http://www.beakupcrafts.co.uk/2015/01/02/2015-goals/
    Kate x

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  2. Ooh I look forward to the DIY's! I'd like to know more about what's involved in doing a craft fair too, on the off chance that I decide it'd be a plausible idea for me next year! :)

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  3. Loads of my resolutions have been about learning new skills this year, as well as getting to grips with my blog as 'a business' (ahh scary). Really looking forward tonrwading about how you get on!

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  4. Sounds exciting! Good luck with them. It's nice telling people about your goals - makes you feel more obliged to complete them! Here's mine: http://nomadseekhome.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/2015-goals.html :) x

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  5. I haven't had a penpal in years! It's definitely something I've been thinking about partaking in for awhile now. So if you're looking for new penpals, I would totally love to give it a go.

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