My 2018 New Year’s Resolutions

I usually don’t come up with New Year’s resolutions but this year I talked myself into doing it. I figured why not, just give a try, won’t hurt anyone. It would be nice to think about myself for once and set some goals for the new year.

Goal #1

Be more involved in my job.

What I mean by this is, taking more initiative to understand the whole picture and not so focused in my field of work. It’s hard for me to understand my own work division structure since my home office is located 2,766 miles away from the main head quarter’s (where most of the department personnel are located at, even my boss) but this shouldn’t be an excuse not for me to learn the organization.

I believe if I just ask a few questions here and there I can piece it together eventually. I don’t want to overwhelm myself with too much information at once so I think if I break it down into small parts (like every month) I can retain an abundant amount of information over a course of a year. Sounds good to me.

Goal #2

Healthier lifestyle

Workout more, eat healthier and maybe lose some weight along the way…

I know, everyone seems to add this resolution every year but I really want to track what I eat, and get my body back into shape. My job requires me to climb ladders and stairs with the occasional lifting heavy objects. To be blunt, being out shape on the job freaking sucks. I’m tired of feeling winded every time I finish climbing a few flight of stairs. I want to be able to get to the top of the stairs and feel like I’m on top of the world. I’ll start out small by working out 30 minutes on the elliptical 2 or 3 times a week and then gradually add more time. Eventually, I will get to the point where I’ll add different types of workouts to keep it interesting and motivating. Any type of exercise is better than doing nothing.

To eat healthier, I really just want to try adding more fruits and veggies to my meals and drink more water. This way I might slowly cut back on the unhealthy items, i.e fries and sugary drinks. If I ease my way into healthier eating habits I might actually stick with it in the long run.

Goal #3

Write more on my blog

I want to expand my blogging world a bit and start writing more on different topics and ideas. I don’t want to become a one trick pony so I am challenging myself to push my boundaries and see where it takes me. Who knows, I might discover more talents that I didn’t know I have. 🤔

Goal #4

Create more.

This goal I am going to break into 3 parts:

  • Embroidery
    • I got my Embroidery/Sewing machine about 4 or 5 years ago (I think…) and I haven’t used the embroidery portion that much. This past year, I would say is the most I used my embroidery machine and program. For 2018, I want to use my embroidery program to create more of my own designs and tailor them to my sewing projects.
  • Sewing
    • For the past few years, I’ve been telling myself I am going to make my own clothes. Have I actually made clothes for myself at all? As I sit here and think about it, I realized that I’ve only made three articles of clothing for myself. Really, I only made three clothing items in the past few years? Sadly, yes. I made myself a heavy long coat 3 or 4 years ago (I only wore it once or twice) then I made two circle skirts about 6 months ago. 😕
    • My goal is to create at least 5 or more articles of clothing for myself this 2018 year.
  • Beading
    • I’ve collected so many beads over the years that I don’t know what to do with. For the past year, I mostly focused on sewing and not so much on beading. I plan for this new year to start small by making earrings and eventually working up to bigger projects, like the awesome teal necklace I made over a year ago, here.

I just came up with a brilliant idea that will make it possible to check off all three of these new year resolutions! I can sew myself a few outfits and place my own embroidery designs on them then I can create accessories for my outfits using beads. Perfect!

Goal #5

Make more items for my fur babies.

Technically, goal #4 and #5 can play hand in hand but I felt that separating them will be better. My fur babies are my kids and I want to spoil them more by making them toys and sleeping habitats that they will love. My goal is to at least sew one item each month that is just for my fur babies.

There are probably more resloutions I can make, but I’ll stick with these 5 for now. I can always add more goals throughout the year since I don’t need a holiday to make all my decisions in one sitting.

Thanks for stopping by!

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