Sunday, 13 January 2008

Even I was getting bored of constantly visiting my own blog and seeing the same old boring post, so it's been time for a bit of an update and a spring clean. Nice and fresh for the New Year.

Speaking of which, I went for coffee on New Year's Day with a old aquaintance who asked me if I had any New Year's Resolutions. At the time I just umm-ed and ahh-ed and made vague noises to the effect of "Errr, dunno. Get more illustration work?", but actually now I've thought about it, I do have some things I'd like to achieve in the upcoming year.

Work Goals:

1. Work incredibly hard on the Brave Tales project, and really use my four weeks off from the PT job to concentrate on it.

2. From April, send out a promo postcard every six weeks.

3. Update websites, and, funds willing, sign up for another one or two portfolio sites.

4. Re-plan "The Eeries".

House Goals:

Too many! But,

1. Decorate all the remaining rooms.

2. Update the taps etc in the bathroom and re-tile.

3. Lay new floor throughout the downstairs.

4. Lay decking in the garden.

5. Put it up for sale and get loadsa wonga!!!

Knitting/Crafting Goals:

1. Knit something lovely for Erica's upcoming bundle.

2. Learn how to crochet.

3. Make a quilt, even if it's really simple.

4. Make real use of lovely new screen printing kit to make softies for etsy/craft fairs.

Personal Goals:

1. See friends much more, and to stop my internal monologue being such a kill joy, so if someone invites me out I won't think of 100 reasons why I won't enjoy it.

2. Get food issues sorted out.

3. Chill out. Big time.

4. Only take on as many things as I am comfortable with doing at once, and stop beating myself up if other people do things differently - that's them, not me.

5. Bake more.

6. Moisturise.

7. Take more photographs.

8. Blog more. Of course.

Actually, I'm sure that list wasn't that long in my head, but it's good writing it all down. Now it's out there it's real and therefore I have to do something about it.

Right, let's go do something productive!


PG said...

Congrats on getting the banner sorted and what a lovely one it is!

Emm@ said...

It was purely an accident! Not sure how I managed it really, but I did try several different templates and it seemed to work best on this one. Thanks for all your advice.

natural attrill said...

Hi Em,

The banner does look good, love the colour.

I am always making lists, wait till you get to my age then you have to otherwise you forget everything.


Erica-Jane said...


Long time no bloggle from me!
Great to catch up with all your goals and aspirations, I'm liking 'crafting - no:1', especially!!!
I was looking at that cup of black coffee and suddenly HADTOHAVEBLACKCOFFEE, but alas the jar has fallen down the back of the fridge, and due to bump, cannot reach it. pfffff.
I've not been on the forum for a while so it's great to hear you're all cylinders firing regarding the illustration.
Go girl...wooohooo!


Pea said...

Hi Em,

Great to see you back and I really like the new blog layout. I always make lists and find it a good way to stop stressing and remember all the things I need to do. Hope it works for you and you have a good year!