Thursday, 28 December 2017
Goal Setting for 2018
The last 7 months of 2017 were really difficult for me so when I reviewed my 2017 goals I found it ironic that my overarching goal was to have more fun. It's a good thing I have a sense of humour!
I thought I would reflect a little on the good things that I can remember from this year. The best thing that happened in 2017 was that Elisha (rhymes with Elija) Luke was born and he is the happiest baby. He laughs and smiles almost all the time and he brings me lots of joy, as does his older brother Gabriel. I did a lot of babysitting this year and looking after my grand kids was a lot of fun. I also had a blast at Quilt Con way back in February. Throughout the year I kept a gratitude journal so I could remember to focus energy on the small good things that occurred.
I wasn't able to make it to the Christmas party at my work but I do know that they had a quizz with prizes and one question was "Which employee would you be most likely to come across dancing in the store aisles". The answer to that question my friends was yours truly. I do love to dance so I think my overarching goal this year will be to keep dancing through life...the good, the bad, the ugly.
Here are the goals. They are very similar to last years goals. I will continue to be busy with chairing the community outreach committee of my local guild and with my grand kids so I know that what I can accomplish is limited.
1. Continue playing with colour and fabric and quilting techniques like improv and maybe some bias strips. Step one for this goal will to be to set aside a time each week to focus on this kind of play. I've got some ideas I'd like to play with and I love this type of work so it needs space.
2. Continue to work on free motion and walking foot quilting techniques. I'm planning on joining Jess of Quilty Habit in her FMQ QAL. I'm not sure if I'll do a quilt as you go, or just work on the assignments.
3. Complete at least three of my Craftsy Classes. Since most of these are quilting classes, this will help me to work on goal number 2. as well.
6. Complete at least 6 quilts. I've got two baby quilts to finish and I will be making a wedding quilt as well.
1. Continue to aim for 2 posts a week. This is a big goal given that I didn't manage even one a week last year. But my life circumstances have changed somewhat so it might be do able.
2. Share more of the community outreach work on the blog. That should help with the goal 1 for this section.
1. Spend time with my sister doing fun things.
2. Go to the Art Gallery in Toronto more often
3. Figure out some better cooking, cleaning and eating strategies.
4. Get back to daily goal setting and reflection.
As usual I'm linking up with Yvonne of Quilting Jet Girl for her 2018 Planning Party. Oh yes, and I would love an accountability partner if anyone is up for it.