I no longer make New Year's Resolutions because I feel they are too easy to abandon. I do plan on sitting down for a day over a cup of coffee (who am I kidding- a glass of wine) and developing some short term achievable goals for the business.
For myself though I update my Mighty Life List. I'm happy to be crossing some things off, but there are a couple of items that I am changing because my path in life has changed.
One thing I am adding to the list is to be more fearless. I let my own self-doubt and insecurities keep me from charging forward when new opportunities present themselves. I need to trust in my skills and expertise.
Open a vintage shop with a design studio. Previously was-
Design the shop and studio space.Previously was-
Spend a month traveling throughout France collecting textiles, craft knowledge and speaking French.
Visit Finland so I can visit Marimekko and some of the other fabulous places with textile.
Teach a craft class in the UK.
This is another one I am letting go of.
Write a book.
Be a guest contributor on a blog.
Take a vacation to a place where I can incorporate bike riding.
Be a guest lecturer at a university.
Finally get my tattoo.
This one is not going to happen-
Create a line of home accessories.
Create a fabric line.
Take a horseback ride in Hyde Park.
Have a booth at Renegade.
I am abandoning this one!!
Go to Angola and Morrocco to learn new craft techniques.
Return to Iraq to visit friends.
Only say yes to something if the response is Hell Yes.
Create space to do the things on my life list.
Take a cooking class.
Cook once a week. Just cook something.
Go for a motorcycle ride.
Write a poem
Send someone a letter
Leave an ATM (Always Trust magic)note
Fly a kite
Make it to the Etsy front page.
Write a business plan.
Help others with their life lists or connect them to someone who can help.
Be featured on a design blog.
Be more patient/kind
Swim in as many seas as possible
Find out where my family was from in Poland and visit their town.
Get myself a kitchen aid mixer
Take a ballet class
Give back through Meandering Design
Ride a scooter in Italy.
Be a guest on Ted
Scan and organize the family photos
Carry my camera more
Be an active feminist.
Get a 1950 Ford F-1 Pickup truck and paint it turquoise.
Have a dinner party and serve Iraqi dolma (with the caramelized onions on the bottom-mmmm)
Spend a week doing absolutely nothing at Canary Island.
Take a train ride through the slavic countries.
Drink more champagne
Visit my nieces and nephews
Feel less self-conscious
Have a rainy day fund
Learn how to develop film
Go on a creative retreat
Live a life that allows for constant travel
Go to Scotland
Fall in love again
Get all of my sewing machines working
Reach out to people that I admire
Use my Liberty of London fabric.
Go to New Orleans
Make ice cream again
Try to eat seasonally
Get a loom
Make a rug
Take a sewing class
Make a hat
Slow down and enjoy my food
What's on your Mighty Life List?