I’m a list maker. I love writing down all the thoughts that swirl in my brain, and then checking them off. Resolutions are big for me. I even categorize them—goals for myself personally, professionally, for this blog, etc. Unfortunately 2013 has hit the ground running, and I haven’t had too much time to contemplate my resolutions, and create a plan for each like I usually do. So I was hoping if I put them up here maybe I’d get some accountability, and reference for the year ahead.
Save money for our wedding- I’ve put a weekly savings plan together, and need to stick with it. It’s kind of scary since I’m freelance and I have no idea where my income will come from in a couple months. But I’m a firm believe of, “If you build it, they will come”. It’s always worked out for me in the end, and I have to have confidence in myself that it will work out again.
Design and develop my own website from scratch- Last year one of my resolutions was to learn HTML and CSS. I’m not a wiz or anything, but I have learned plenty, and if I continue I think I should be able to code a website from scratch by the end of the year. I have to make myself practice!
Collaborate with more bloggers- I need to put this blog out there. Last year I was focused on what this blog will be, and committing to a regular schedule. Next year, I want to take things to the next level. That doesn’t mean sponsorships or ads just yet, but I do want to work on more projects with other bloggers. Look forward to more guest posts and my face on some other blogs.
Start marketing my design business- For now, all the work I get is through word of mouth. I still think this is the best kind of “advertising”, but I do need to reach out a bit more. I’ll be investing in some marketing materials, and pursuing some opportunities that will hopefully grow my little business.
Did you make resolutions this year? How do you go about setting goals for yourself?