We are already half way through the first month of the New Year. I can’t put my finger on it, but feel like this year is going to bring big changes. Perhaps it’s my unflinching optimism or that I’m turning 35 this year (which is weird because I still feel like a kid sometimes). My husband has a superstition that even numbered years are better than odd. I don’t know about that, but whatever the reason, I’m keeping hope alive that this is going to be a great year.
Not being a fan of resolutions, I choose to focus on goals. So I’ve made a little desktop vision board of all my goals for the year. (Dorky, I know!) I’m guilty of always losing sight of the big picture as I get bogged down in my everyday tasks as a business owner. I want a reminder of what I want this year that I see everyday. And I want to share it with you!
This year Mike and I celebrate 10 years of being together. For our annual anniversary trip I’m dying to go to Paris. I’ve never travelled to Europe and how is that possible? It’s a sin I tell you. A SIN!
I want to continue to connect with amazing people and strengthen the bonds that I have with current friends.
This year I want to be able to hire a design assistant. This is a biggie that I am both excited and terrified to take on. If a resume came to me that looked this cute, I would definitely take notice. It puts my first resume to SHAME.
I want to be able to let go. Of negativity, of toxic people, of things that just don’t make me happy.
Another big goal for the year is to dig my way out of my credit card debt and be able to start saving for a larger goal: a condo. In San Francisco. Which means I’ll probably be saving forever.
I want to begin submitting my portfolio work to design blogs that I follow and admire. I’m hoping that by getting my work out there it will help connect me to more incredible people.
Finally, in the center a reminder that not all days are going to be over-the-top incredible and awesome. Some days will be shitty and I’ll question myself, my talent, my passion and wonder what the hell I’m doing. Following your dreams is not easy but it’s worth it.
What are your goals for the year? How do you remind yourself of them?