A Year in Review and Goals

Well, I don’t have a year’s worth of posts on this blog to really review. So, I’ll just reflect back on the past year.

Supported hubs as he finished his last semester in grad school and then cheered him on as he graduated with his Masters. He started job searching in Feb and it wasn’t until July he got an offer and then we had to move very quickly to another state!

He has a nice job that he enjoys. We’re living in a safe, quiet neighborhood… I don’t feel like I need to have a crossbow trained on the door. We have a backyard. That’s a biggie. Good schools. And it’s just nice around here. I’m from a big city and never in a million years thought I would end up in such a tiny little rural town. It’s quickly growing on me. I love it.

So, other than tripping over all my kids’ toys and clothes…which I realize I won’t have to live with forever, since eventually they will move on from Jake and the Neverland pirates and hopefully just be messy teenagers in their own room…I make time to do the things I like.

Like starting this little blog. Awww…watch it grow.

Why did I start it?

Good question.

Who really knows. 😉 I just want to brag about all the things I can do. No, I’m kidding. I just want to share everything I’ve learned and maybe get a few people excited about crafting. There’s something rewarding about making something with your own two hands.

And to be part of the bigger community of crafters. There are so many ladies I find inspiring and love to follow their latest adventures. It’s fun learning new things, trying new perspectives, and challenging yourself.

As for New Year’s resolutions. I have none. I don’t believe in resolutions, I believe in goals. It’s easier to accomplish goals than get burned out two weeks into the new year. Some of my new goals this year:

  • Expand the blog and make new friends
  • Design and release sewing patterns
  • Finish editing the last few chapters of my novel
  • Continue work on second novel and revise it
  • Get back into Insanity after I pop this baby out and heal
  • Get mama a new wardrobe (and burn these maternity clothes)
  • Visit the Jelly Belly factory (we live really close and it would make a fun day trip)

Yep, that’s pretty much it! I plan on getting new kitchen chairs (have my eye on the Parsons chairs at Pier 1), a new stroller (drooling over the Phil and Ted’s navigator) and some other things. But that’s more of a do-to list than actual goals. Wish I kept my drafting table, that would have been perfect to make patterns on…perfect height and size. Dang, oh well.

Good luck in the new year! Hope you make progress on your goals!

Would love to hear what some of your goals are for this year! 🙂

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