Now that you have the general idea, here’s where I get really brave.
I wrote out all my goals very specifically (I really feel like it makes a huge difference.) and since I’m sticking my neck out this year, I might as well tell you what they are.
my life list
As an artist, I’m going to stretch by completing 12 oil paintings and 100 watercolors, practicing a new skill each month, completing and posting 9 dreamboards, creating art for FUN-A-DAY everyday in January, completing the toy series and beginning to explore a new idea, working from inspiration– small successes and excitement,
As a marketer, I’m going to stretch by seeking out new opportunities for shows and sales, building relationships, creating notecards for sale, maintaining basic bookeeping for my art, and investing in myself.
As a “health nut”, I’ll stretch by keeping a journal of good things, training and completing a century ride (yes, 100 miles on a bike), eliminate sugar from my diet for 4 weeks, maintaining a regular exercise program and holding crow pose for 3 breaths.
Building community, I’ll stretch by planning a visit to see my family in the spring, going to a wedding in Canada this summer, hosting Stitch group at my house regularly, calling faraway friends once a week, finally finishing The Artist’s Way (don’t ask how many times I’ve started it), and attending Squam by the Sea. (Squee!!) Donations accepted via Paypal.
The big focus of the year is finance. I want to make $2k per month by the end of the year. I want to be able to write that without breaking out in hives. It’s a big goal for me, and I‘m terrified think I can do it. Maybe
Overall, I want to build my confidence, strength and self-reliance. I’ll cultivate bravery, joy, gratitude, and enthusiasm, in my work and choose to be healthy, creative and friendly. I’ll work with intention and out of inspiration.
I guess I should get off Facebook then, eh?