Sunday, January 30, 2011

Talkin' 'Bout My Resolution

I've always been a bit spotty about making and keeping resolutions. There are the ubiquitous ones like losing weight and saving money. There are the abstract ones like being a better person or laughing more. Generally, I like to fall somewhere in between, and I find making plans rather than just goals a lot more helpful. So here goes...

1. Make crafting a priority
My job is far from fulfilling as a creative outlet, but often I let myself get lazy when I get home. While I have to remember that I need time to rest, crafting is also very cathartic and therapeutic for me. It's also important to make it a focus if I want to reach my eventual goal of owning my own fabric store and studio.

2. Be more active
I don't mean just physically, although that is part of it. I feel better and have more energy when I get a bit of exercise, not to mention crack Bats up with my antics on Wii Sports. (I am not the most coordinated person.)
I also want to just do more. More craft fairs, more with Crown Town Handmade, more with Bats, more with friends. I need more experiences and connections. I think that's also going to tie into my first goal. I'm excited for some of the crafting and convention fun I already have planned.

3. Don't be so hard on myself
I know that I am my own worst enemy. I will stop being so hard on myself for flaws that only I seem to see.

4.Stop spending money for no reason
I am horrible about spending money on nothing for no reason. This year I want to be much better about spending and buying and saving and making what I have work. I'm thinking of setting a monthly limit for all non-essentials and posting purchases to my blog so I have to be accountable. (Being an adult is stupid.)

5. Continue rocking my outfits
That one is ( I hope) self explanatory. Sometimes I'm feeling lazy or in a bad mood and I just don't want to bother with putting outfits together, but it honestly does make me feel better.

Have I mentioned I love the peacock dress? I don't feel I mention this enough. It's really hard to be a in a crappy mood with a giant peacock on your clothing.

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