Happy New Year!! I don’t know about you guys, but man, I needed this break! Toward the end of the year I was really starting to drag, but this break has truly refreshed me. I am so excited to start the year off with a bang!
Before jumping right in to resolutions and ideas about the New Year, though, I want to first do a post to reviews last year’s goals. After all, how can you truly know what still needs to be done if you don’t first know what has already been completed.
At the beginning of last year, I completed Lara Casey’s “Goal Setting + Making Thinks Happen” series from her personal blog. Although she has written many more recent posts on the topic, I chose to complete her 5-part series from 2013 because for whatever reason, it really spoke to me. (Find parts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 here.) I think the main reason I like it, is because it forces you to not only make new goals, but to review all of your accomplishments. It is so easy for us to get caught up on what we didn’t do or what we feel like we didn’t achieve and it’s so nice to take a step back and count all of our achievements. As large or as small as they may be, every victory can help us reach our next.
At the time that I completed the series I chose to keep my goals private. I guess in a way, I felt that if I didn’t let anyone know what my goals were then I couldn’t fail. Or at least if I didn’t meet some of them, it would be better that no one knew about it. But over the last year, I have grown a lot. I have completed a lot of my goals and have fallen short on a couple. You know what, though, I am human and I am not perfect. But not being perfect is beautiful.
So, in order to help show you what my goals are for 2015, I want to first show you what they were in 2014.
I’m not going to post my entire response to the series/steps because otherwise this would be the longest post of all time, but I will share with you the most important aspects and a couple of my goals from this past year.
My Vision for 2014 + What I Wanted to “Yes” to (from Step 6 and Step 8)
Expanding Frill’s bridal department
Getting more press for Frill
Check! This year we got in a ton of publications, one of which was Lover.ly! Check out all of our placements here.
Entering a business competition
Growing my blog
(A couple of pictures from market and one of the images from the shoot that was featured on Loverly.)
What Was Not My Vision for 2014 + What I Wanted to “No” to (from Step 7 and Step 8)Check! How can you pave the way if you are following someone else?
Just going with the flow.
Just going with the flow.
Letting people talk down to us just because we are younger than them and may appear to be less experienced.
Accepting last minute/under priced accounts.
Working 14 hour days.
I think that’s enough for today, but check back soon to see what my new goals are going to be for 2015. In the mean time, I highly recommend doing the series mentioned above. There is something so satisfying about putting the pen to paper, congratulating yourself on your victories, analyzing your weaknesses and paving your way for the future.
Best in 2015 for all of you!