The end of the year is coming and, in addition to Christmas bells, cries of “Plan Your Next Year” fill the air. Plan your writing, plan your art, plan your meals, plan your housecleaning, plan, plan, plan.
This past year has demonstrated once again that if I don’t plan it, schedule it, and keep it in front of me, it doesn’t get done. Oh, I’ve accomplished a lot this year, don’t get me wrong.
- I worked with Suzanne Muller-Heinz on her Roadmap to Romance Self Study project.
- I edited several articles for Suzanne as well, including this one, recently published at Digital Romance, Inc.
- I wrote an article for The Polymer Arts, published in the Fall 2014 issue.
- I started saving us money with meal planning, using the Plan to Eat software. I’m still adding recipes, but overall, it’s already working well for us.
I’ve accomplished some other things, like assisting at Landmark Worldwide several times and keeping the Mile High Polymer Clay Guild‘s treasury in continued good health. I also have a long, long list of not-accomplished as well, like not keeping this blog up, or otherwise marketing myself, take say nothing of what I didn’t do at my clay table. I’m not willing to dwell on what didn’t happen at this point, though. What’s done is done and can’t be changed anyway, so what’s the point? I’m readying myself to move boldly forward instead.
This coming year, I will turn 60. I’m not willing to allow myself to drift through this significant year. I’ve been looking through various art and writing challenges, as well as looking at where I want my business to be by this time next year. Here’s some of what’s ahead for me:
- I’m joining Katie Oskin’s 2015 Polymer Clay Challenge. Click the link to find out more about it. Katie has an awesome button for it I’m hoping to post soon.
- I will be making one completed project a week except for the last week of January. I’ll be on vacation in Florida that week. I also joined The Pavelka Project. This may be a lot of earrings or a lot of figures or something I don’t even know about yet.
- I’m also writing another article for The Polymer Arts, a profile of artist Heather Campbell. Take a look at her amazing work here. The article is scheduled for the Spring 2015 issue.
- I’m hoping to work with Suzanne Muller-Heinz, editing new articles and supporting her amazing commitment to loving relationships.
- I’m going to post more often here. Yes, I am!! If nothing else, I’ll be posting pictures from the Challenges.
- I will be exploring new avenues for marketing my editing and writing business. More coming on that.
For now, though, I’m going to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Here’s my favorite Muppet Christmas video: