Commitments that required a big chunk of time:
- brand ambassadorships x 2
- Green Bag Lady Parker Chapter co-ordinator (100+ bags for donation was target)
- Castle Rock Quilt Club Secretary (since August only)
- Hosting 2 BOM QALs
- Sewing studio organizational revamp (spent most of this year on this task)
- Travel (Australia in September for 3 weeks)
- Book drafting - so many in progress it is not funny!
- Unavoidable - dog had 2 knee reconstructions which each required a 16 week recovery time that included lots of my time to aid her recovery
- Attend Wool Applique group monthly and host Mini Challenge monthly
- Attend 3 quilt guilds/clubs
- Worked 4 days a week in my 'day job' until May
Soooo YES I probably did take on too much in 2019!
How am I addressing that issue?
- I resigned from 1 of my brand ambassadorships
- I will not set a number of bags target for GBL Parker in 2020
- I decided one of the BOMs I host in 2020 will be a wall quilt size and only 8 blocks, so it will only run until August.
- I hope to only travel for brief few day trips.
- I am being more methodical about book drafting and rethinking some book ideas to combine ideas in different ways
- Will not attend Wool Applique group in 2020 and Mini Challenge will be quarterly
- I will attend 2 quilt guild/clubs in 2020
- 3 guild presentations (Castle Rock, Parker, ACQ)
- Drafted product catalogue
Things I am pleased I did with my time in 2019
- I am so pleased I invested a LOT of time in sewing studio reorganization this year! I can feel the difference in my space and my eldest son who is visiting even commented that the space looked more organized this year when he arrived at Thanksgiving!
- Reorganizing and refocusing my book drafting has been an excellent time investment, I feel like I can move forward without the feeling I am drowning in to-dos.
- I loved my trip to Australia to visit family (but hope to do it only every second year)
- Drafting my product catalogue, it is a really helpful document that summarizes my body of work.
- Hosting 2 BOMs I love the quilts I have made along the way (still two versions of my Barn quilt are UFOs LOL)
- Publishing Elaborate Adventures and Mod Scrap Adventures (I LOVE BOTH)
- Quitting my day job!
These were my goals at the beginning of 2019:
They were great ones! I reminded myself many times that progress, no matter how small was a goal! I made more projects I LOVE this year! I still need to refine my commitments some more. I struggled to find joy daily and be calm and meditative! And I failed at finding balance! There's still time in this lifetime though!I am keeping this goal list for 2020, they are great goals!