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My 2017 Goals

My heart rate quickens when I start to think about what my goals will be this year. It is both exciting and scary. A new year gives me an opportunity to reflect, improve and push myself but I have that not-so-little fear where I feel I can’t do it and worry that I will do badly this year and ultimately, embarrass myself in the process.

But that is just a fear, I must face and overcome it as best as I can. It has taken me a while to really think about what I want to achieve this year. I know I want to keep improving and exploring my art. I also want to take my business to the next level. Here are my goals of 2017:

Paint every day

Like my 2016 goal, I want to continue painting (or drawing) daily and being accountable to myself on Instagram, with one change: I want to not feel guilty if I miss a day – it is not productive or necessary to be so hard on myself. In my last post, I mentioned that I am making this goal my lifelong project because during my daily art adventure in 2016 I realised how important it is to practice every day because it is simply the best way to improve at it over time!

Make at least one clay piece per month

I have always wanted to have a monthly project. There are a few things I want to do but I had to choose one due to my workload and that would be making something with clay. I will aim to make at least one piece per month, to a finished state. I will be sharing progress here at the blog and across social media. I have thought about painting a flower per month with oil or acrylic but I am incorporating this into my daily art goal.

Improve my social media presence

I am rubbish at social media. While I understand how it works and what needs to be done for small business owners, I just don’t act on it. I want to be more intentional –  posting on the go, promoting my services whenever possible and making the most of scheduling tools that are available to us. Basically, I need to put myself out there and take my business where I want it to be!

Now, tell me yours! :)

Hello 2015

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Wow, it is the new year already! 2014 was one hard and amazing year but that is a whole another story.

My 2014 new year resolutions didn’t go as planned – be more organised and healthy – and instead of writing down all the excuses I’ve been telling myself, I will accept that it didn’t work out and try harder with this year’s resolutions. Go me!

Eat healthier

I need to cut down sugar and eat in smaller portions.

Improve my time management

When I took on one too many commissions for the last few months, anything else in my life nearly didn’t exist and as much as I love painting, I need exercise, blogging, social life etc. I thought I was going crazy!

Do more nice things

I want to visit more exhibitions and new places. Sometimes I feel my budget doesn’t allow me to do that as much as I want to but I do realise I can do things cheaply or at least put a certain amount of money aside monthly and use that savings to visit someplace new.

Sounds good? Tell me yours!

Wait. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL AND HAVE THE BEST YEAR EVER!