Every New Years countdown makes me want to cry. I am sad for the year to end, especially when it was a great year. This year is no different.
I am proud of a lot of accomplishments I achieved. I know I still have a long way to go with growing my business and growing in other aspects of my life. Yes, there are many areas in my life where I dropped the ball in order to work on my business, but I have taken time to look back and analyze the parts of my life that I truly need to work on.
I have isolated myself from friends and family in 2018. In 2019, I want to slowly work on building back those relationships again. I keep saying how I want to cook more, yet I never do. This year I have set up a plan in order to do so.
I also want to pick up hobbies again such as reading and spend less time on social media. I agonize too much over the fact that I have a certain amount of followers while others keep growing and growing.
Now, I realize that these might not be very many goals or things I want to work on in 2019, but for this point in my life and the new year starting, this is where I want to focus my life on.
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Now, if you followed along last year, I share my goals at the beginning of each month. This gives me accountability. If you need some accountability, please comment below and I will follow up with you at the end of the month.
MY December 2018 GOALS WERE:
December flew by so fast. I think I took too much on. I promised to make 40 cards for Christmas presents by hand. I had a few pop-ups left. I ended up staying later at work and stressed myself out to no end. I think I have learned my lesson for next year to give myself more time to relax rather than overworking myself.
Valentine/Winter Collection - finish and prep for launch in January-> I did finish the collection. I am excited to launch this next week (January 9th). Sign up for emails here to see the collection first.
- Freebies for 2019 - January to March - finish up -> Did NOT work on this.
Grandmother cards - make 10 custom cards for each one-> I really enjoyed doing this since many of the designs will be used for collections in 2019.
Etsy SEO-> I really do enjoy working on this each week. Blog Posts-> I finished up the blog posts I wanted to work on this year. I was quiet towards the end, but I am proud with how much I stepped up my blogging game. Social Media plan-> I like work on this each week so I am less stressed during the week. Finances-> Helps with my peace of mind in both my business and personal life.
Prayer-> Did a study for Advent Read-> Started to read Anne of Green Gables again from this collection I bought in November.
MY JANUARY 2019 GOALS ARE:
This month is a fresh start. I have so many small steps I will be taking toward my bigger goals I mentioned above. I am most excited for my new collection launching next week. Sign up for my emails so you can get a sneak peek before anyone else.
Launch new collection
Freebies for 2019 - January to March - start and finish
Finish big birthday present for boyfriend
Cook - meal prep
Social Media plan
Walk - 30 minutes on Saturday and Sunday
Tidy up room
1 hour on social media a day (minus social media scheduling days)
I'll let you know at the beginning of February how my January goals went. I haven't included everything for my goals in this blog post because some are too personal to share. What are some of your goals for the month? Comment them below because I really want to know!