My last goal/intention for 2014- is Worry Less & Be More Present
This one I have to work on– as I am quite the worrisome person. There are just some things I have no control of (especially being a freelance artist). However, there are things I can control (i.e. the quality of my work, promotions, updating my website etc.)
Being “present” in every moment kind of goes along with “being more productive”, I want to take more time for creating and looking at things, rather then operating on auto-pilot.
Thank you for following along with my blog as I posted my goals for 2014, now it’s time to make them happen!
Goal #7 : Focus and Be Productive!
So, believe it of not, I have a tendency to get distracted—look over there!
These days its so easy to check one email, and 20 min. later I find myself surfing Pinterest for cool stuff for “my dream home”.
In an effort to see what I could do about my lack of focus, I searched online for “how to focus better”. I found that I’m on of those people with a short attention span– So it’s best if I work with a timer (like the kitchen timer I drew!!) . Make myself work and focus on what I’m doing for an hour and then take a 20 min. break and play with the dogs. I’m going to try it out, maybe it will make me feel less overwhelmed!
Also — In 2014, I’d like to do less mindless surfing of the web, and get more real stuff done! I want to print! I want to write books! I want to get more clients!
Sure I’ll schedule some time for mindless internet surfing, just not during the day when I should be getting work done. Maybe I’ll even cut myself off from toxic-sites like Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram etc., and only go on to browse on Saturday and Sunday. It’s a thought. I have this urgent need to unplug and create– and the internet is killing me.
Cheers to getting more work done,
Okay, so this is the resolution/goal is one that MOST people have every year.
Improve my Fitness, a.k.a get lean/run faster
I’m a runner. In fact, I just began training for my second marathon. I don’t have a typical “runners body”. Yeah sure, my legs look great, but my lack-of-abs, not so great. That being said, I enjoyed myself over the holidays, and feel like I have some squishy parts I didn’t have before Christmas that gotta go!
I also want to run my best times for my races this year. So far I know I’m running a Marathon in April, a Half the beginning of September, and I’m sure several 5Ks sprinkled in for good measure. I’d like to PR* for all of them (*PR- Personal Record, or run your fastest time for that course)
I want to lift more weights and do more badass things like box jumps, and sit ups, and pushups.
I want to eat as many fruits and vegetables as I can (I’m vegan, what what!) and stay away from junk food (ah hem, vegan ice cream) .
Thats the plan!
bicep curls and broccoli,
Here’s all the Goals so far:
Hey, so this is one of my goals every year : save more money!
I’m trying to really stick to a budget this year–and still save money. It’s hard especially for a recent college grad with a credit card, but its necessary!
piggy banks and coins,
Here’s a little gallery of my Goals, Aspirations and Intentions 2014 so far…
Okay, so this one is big for me.
My #4 goal/aspiration/inspiration for 2014 is : Dress the Part.
By this I mean, wear less sweatpants—all the time.
I mean, somedays I go from pajamas, to running gear, to sweatpants! IT’s NOT GOOD. I’m 23 and I just stopped getting dressed. I guess I can say its one of the perks of working from home, but really, it’s just laziness!
I’d like to wear more dresses and girly things — like a real professional lady.
I feel silly even posting this, but it really is an aspiration for 2014.
headbands and high heels,
One of my big goals for last summer was to finally open up an Etsy shop.
Sadly, it didn’t happen then–because I couldn’t devote the time to it that it needed.
But with the added aid of joining a printmaking center and the pressure to make something awesome to sell at MoCCAfest this year — I have high hopes my shop will happen this year!
I’m excited to sell hand printed cards, prints, calendars?, who knows…maybe even hand bound journals!
prints, and cards and all sorts of things,
My second aspiration for the new year is to play more ukulele!
I love music! In fact, in high school I played the clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, saxophone and the oboe! I also took piano and guitar lessons back when I was 13ish— I once thought I’d go to school for music. Once I graduated high school there just wasn’t enough time in the day to keep up with everything, and I realized what I really wanted to do was focus on my art.
That being said, I never really lost that musical side of yourself, even if I’m focused on other things. I really enjoy the simplicity of playing the ukulele, singing and humming to myself. Its fun! it’s relatively easy and it makes me feel good!