Usually I commit to the same vague resolutions I do every January: exercise more, eat healthier, draw more, work towards clearer skin, read more books, and watch less TV. These are things I think about on a daily basis, but even more so in the new year. I’m always convincing myself that I’d be much happier if I did them consistently. Then I proceed to beat myself up through the whole year when I don’t achieve these things. That’s not very constructive or healthy!
This year, in hopes of not falling into the same cycle, I am making a specific list of 15 things I hope to achieve in 2015 (inspired by Wit & Whistle’s birthday lists). My list originally had over 40 items! It’s easy to think big, but I want this to be an achievable list so I pared it down.
I’m hoping to stick to this list better than I did my 2013 end of the year resolutions. I’ll check back in later this year with an update of what I have achieved and what is left to do. This way I have way to measure some of my achievements this year and not feel so guilty on those days where I want to spend 8 hours snuggled under a blanket, eating junk food, watching Gilmore Girls.
Here’s to a productive, healthy, and creative 2015!
- publish 12 or more blog posts
- make 10 mini paintings
- paint walls in the house blue, grey, and teal
- make a new logo for my business and select a brand color
- set up a Society 6 shop
- scheme new products to sell other than prints
- update Etsy shop with photos taken with my new camera
- add a store to my website
- create a return address stamp or sticker
- read 4 books
- learn how to do capital letters in calligraphy
- finish plant/succulent painting and make 3 more personal paintings
- plant a herb garden
- learn how to wear lip stick
- make up a 15 day drawing challenge for myself and do it (also inspired by Wit & Whistle)