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2020 Goals

My One Little Word for 2019 was refocus. I had so much going on that I needed to pare things down to what was realistically do-able and refocus on myself, my family, and my goals. And then 2019 disappeared in a blink and I was stuck trying to figure out my OLW for 2020.

I’m still refocusing on myself, my business, my goals… and the recurring thing was that I really needed to simplify things so that I can keep running full steam without burning out. Simplify my routines, purge the material things in my home and get rid of the clutter, and like I said last year, strip away all the things I was holding on to that didn’t necessarily maximize my potential to do what I really wanted to do… I really just need to simplify my life.

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So my OLW for 2020 is simplify. The amount of things I am doing is not going to lessen this year; I’m still working multiple jobs (4!) while finishing my masters degree, running my business and making sure I have time for family and friends. And that’s okay. I can hustle and breathe at the same time. haha.

Goals for 2020

2019 was a crazy busy business year and I struggled to keep up with demand for classes and kits but was able to bring in a couple new manufacturers and expand my lines. And at home, while we didn’t go out and do a lot of things, we got a lot of family time and QT in spurts… hoping to make family time a more regular thing.

Crafty Goals:

  • color 1-2 images a week. I am sorely out of practice and my coloring feels stagnant and this is somewhere I definitely need to grow!!
  • create and mail out cards to friends every month, especially on birthdays.
  • participate in Project Life (monthly). This means dedicating time to collecting & printing the pictures and stories that mean something each week so that I have them ready to go at the end of the month (or beginning of the next) when I sit down to put them together.
  • scrapbook a couple layouts a month. I really, really miss this. And my kids really, really love looking through their old albums.
  • Participate in a crop every month. I did pretty well for the bulk of 2019 and it was so much fun to meet people and make friends. And once in a while I got work done too. haha!!

Personal/Blog Challenges: (All challenges are combinable):

  • blog again. I just checked and my last blog post here was in March. MARCH!!!!!!!!!!
  • and make videos again. It’s so much fun to do, and I hope people enjoy watching!!

“What It’s Worth” Card Challenge – Make at least as many cards as a stamp/set is worth in dollars (rounding up to the next dollar).  Each individual card counts as $1.  So if I buy a stamp for $4, I need to make 4 different cards with it.  If I buy a stamp set for $20, I need to make 20 cards, trying as hard as I can to use each stamp in the set evenly.  I looked at the stamp sets I have and there are some that will make it hard to use every single stamp evenly… but I will try!  The rule: No buying stuff to make these cards.  I have to use what’s already in my stash or leftovers from other projects.

Business Goals:

  • maintain retail store. Itʻs up but not updated.
  • maintain locker more regularly.
  • participate in craft fairs/expos. Do at least one every other month.
  • continue teaching papercrafting classes.
  • make a kit every month, either card or layout or something else!

Home Goals:

  • clean and purge until there’s more storage than stuff – downsize craft stash, clean out boys room and my bedroom.
  • fix up garden, add to garden and grow things! Hubby worked hard to get it started for us again. Goal is to eventually become more-or-less completely sustainable for home and family.
  • between me and the hubs, cook 5x a week. We spend waaaaay too much money on takeout/fast food.
  • bake 1x a week.

Personal Goals:

  • work on my fitness!  Get in shape.  Be able to run with my kids.
  • lose 80 lbs.  I gained weight last year. ugh. But SERIOUSLY.  I think of it as 25-ish lbs per kid.  haha.
  • spend time with friends/extended family at least 1x a month.

Financial Goals:

  • start saving up for next trip. Goal is to be able to take a trip every year, including traveling internationally every 2 years. Although it looks like traveling domestically is more expensive so we might have to switch it to being able to travel domestically every 2 years haha.
  • put more money towards the end goal.

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