Goals, Intentions & Aspirations 2014 Review

So here’s a little summary of what my goals were for 2014, and how and if I accomplished them.

The original posts can be found in the January 2013 archive.

1. Play more Ukulele 

So – I think I’ve played about the same amount of ukulele this past year as the year before. Its hard to tell, I didn’t play any gigs or anything. I think I played just for fun when I noticed it in the corner of my room.

2. Save more Money 

I think I saved some money, though since I quit my day job, my stock pile is dwindling. Life is crazy sometimes.

3. Dress the part 

I have started to dress the part! Over the summer I bought a whole bunch of nice summer dresses to wear to work, and I hardly ever wear sweatpants anymore! Go team.

4. Open up Shop 

I DID have my Etsy shop open for about 3 months from June to August. It has since closed because I want to do some revamping. It did happen though!

5. Improve my Fitness 

I was sidelined from running for the entire summer basically with a knee/hip injury. Since getting cleared by the Dr. I’ve been steadily going to the gym 1-2 times a week and running or walking most days. I think I’ve come to a way healthier place fitness-wise, both mentally and physically.

6. Blog More 

Big fat FAIL on my part. I think I have less blog posts then last year. But I did get a full time job, run a marathon and decided to go back to school… not that thats an excuse or anything. At least I didn’t blog too much, those people are annoying.

7. Focus and be more Productive

Hmm, this is another one that is hard to gauge. I mean I would say I’m more productive just because I don’t really watch TV anymore (there isn’t time). This one might have not improved either.

8. Worry less and be more present

Ha. I can’t shake the worrying. I really need to meditate, every podcast I listen to and every book I read shouts the benefits of mediation on their mental state. Next year, mediation.

I can certainly say I think I bit off more then I can chew for 2014. I had a running injury because I was trying to run everyday, I took a full-time job maybe before I was ready to. I had some trouble buckling down.

As for 2015, I plan on doing a few posts about my goals for next year. If theres one thing I learned from last year it’s do less and do it better.

k. bye.

Hannah

2013, Year in Review

As the last day of 2013 approaches I figured it would be nice to recap my crazy-wonderful year. Here goes nothing :

January : I completed my “12DAYS” book, and I started researching a new website design tool, because I wasn’t happy with my old wimpy website. Lets just say it wasn’t as “badass” as it is now. ha.

remember this logo, BLECH!

remember this logo, BLECH!

ten juicers juicing.

ten juicers juicing.

February : I ventured over the The Society of Illustrators for sketch night, and wine.

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March: with my new website complete, I splurged and bought myself a new beautiful iMac.

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April : I began sketches on my 2013 Summer Recipe Book, and I had business cards printed.  I also  took a road trip with my best guy and visited Maine. I saw a lot of beautiful things.

LET'S DO BUISNESS

LET’S DO BUISNESS

Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor, Maine

May : I graduated with a B.F.A in Animation & Illustration, and ran my first marathon!

Just hanging around with some George Segal sculptures.

Just hanging around with some George Segal sculptures.

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June : Took some time off, went on a trip with my illustration nerds, and continued work on the Summer Recipie Book.

July : I finished the book, and started blogging recipes from it. I also did a 2 part mailing of my bathing suit silkscreens, followed by my cocktail silkscreens. I also spent some time in Wildwood/Cape May, eating, running, lounging on the beach, and of course pickin’ the local antique store.

August : I moved my blog around. I took a trip down south to see my Nana and Aunt Pat, two of my biggest fans. I also, mailed out packets of my Recipe book to select publishers. AND I got my first paid illustration job ! Click here to see it! 

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September : I got my second  illustration job, for a sports publication. I also spend a lot of time just planning and thinking about what I want to do next. I drew a lot in my sketchbook.

October : I got my third job (with Baltimore Bride Magazine) ! Plus I got a new puppy, Welcome Hazel!

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How cool is that?

How cool is that?

November : Went to the Print Center of NJ and  checked that out, I plan to visit and print MANY more times in the upcoming year.

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December : I mailed a big stack of cookie postcards, and I made my first pattern, which I then turned into a gingerbread/waffle house!

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That’s my year in review.

I did a heck of a lot this year, even though I spent a lot of my time on beaches and away from my desk…

I graduated, and began working doing what I love and getting paid! I mean, who could ask for more?!

I cannot wait for what the next year has in store for me, I’ve got some BIG plans (stay tuned)

Cheers to 2014!

Hannah Jane