Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A new year, a new view

The new year has arrived.  Do you make goals for yourself?  Or do you make resolutions that you don’t keep?  I make goals, not resolutions, and I will admit I did not meet all of my goals last year.  I did meet some, started working on others and changed some of my goals.  One of the things I have worked on this year, was setting an Impossible Dream goal.  The idea was to be specific about the goal and your life after meeting the goal. It was an interesting exercise, it really made me think about where I want my life to go in the future.  In the past I was not very good at setting or making goals, mostly because I always made stopping drinking or doing drugs as one of my goals and could not do that on my own. I thought all I had to do was just stop doing drugs and alcohol, NOT!  I have finally realized that no matter what my goals are I cannot accomplish them on my own.  Once I realized the I had to have God in the driver’s seat, I was able to accomplish that goal of being clean and sober.

Mom is doing ok, she keeps me laughing and stressed all at the same time.  Along that line, one of my goals for the new year is to take a day each week for myself.  “They” say you have to take care of yourself before you can take care of anyone else, so I am planning to take better care of myself.  How do you take care of yourself?  A massage, perhaps?  How about exercising? Reading? Spending time doing nothing?  Another one of my goals for this year, to exercise at least 3 days per week and practice yoga 2 days per week.
My daughter and her boyfriend came up for the week of Thanksgiving and it was a great week.  We spent time shopping and cooking together and eating too, of course.   We had Thanksgiving dinner at our house and even her dad joined us.  It was a pleasant day!

As I said in my last post, I am planning to change my jewelry business, in some way.  I have been thinking and praying about this a lot recently and have not come up with anything yet.  I don’t know what to change, the product line, the online store, the business altogether. I just know that it needs to change and I have to figure this out and spend some time on making the changes.  So while I am trying to figure that out, I am going to have to keep working on the business. I will be having a Clearance Sale next month to clear out inventory.  Maybe while I am working I’ll figure out what I want to do with Jewelry by Nan.

I hope you have new goals for the new year.  I have learned that having goals is a good thing, gives you a path to follow and something to look forward in the new year.   See you on the trail...

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