In My Own Words

Writing and Images from the heart...

In My Own Words

Writing and Images from the heart...

Looking Ahead

ea7a143bc26c73d8838d13cfdd55ea25It’s good to have goals they say. Well, I have goals. Lots of them. Sometimes I am too hard on myself and the others around me because I have so many goals, which isn’t fair. Starting off 2014 I wanted to think about the future and create a list of 10 items for both my business and personal life that were areas I thought I could work on. It’s hard to look at yourself and think about what didn’t work in the past, and what is the best way to work towards change. When you’re a parent this is a daily feeling. Am I making the right choices. Could I have handled that better. It just never stops. So today, I am taking a moment to look at myself and think about how I can do and be better in 2014.

Here goes.


Business Goals

  1. Complete the studio space (Long story for another time…)
  2. Reflect on and streamline my creative vision
  3. Look hard at myself to determine my Three Words
  4. Attend Misty Nolan workshop with Jenn
  5. Submit and to local wedding blogs
  6. Set business hours
  7. Establish a financial plan
  8. Set financial goals
  9. Update my pricing to better reflect my worth and talents
  10. Be patient


Personal Goals

  1. Remember to take my vitamins every day
  2. Drink more water
  3. Take care of myself – mentally and physically
  4. Establish a cleaning schedule for the family
  5. Play more
  6. Yell less
  7. Be realistic about my expectations
  8. Accept that I am only one person  and that I can’t do everything
  9. Obsess less and let things go more
  10. Show my family how much I love them every day


I am going to work as hard as I can to make as much progress as I can. I feel like that strong work ethic from my parents is both a gift and a curse. Moving through this year I will remember Personal Goal numbers 7 and 8 – and if I can’t get everything done on this list – then that’s okay. I won’t beat myself up if I don’t get the cleaning schedule established until July. Life will go on. Overall, I want to continue my life towards a positive direction, be good to others as well as my family, and to try and cut out a little piece of time for myself if I can.

Now, that wasn’t so bad.



Enough reflection. Time to go chase a child!

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