Happy Sunny-day, friends! It's my last day of vacation before I dive back into monster making full time. We've spent the day tidying up the house so we can ease back into our schedules and start on new goals and dreams for 2015 with a clean slate.
Have you decided on any goals to work towards next year? I like to pick two big goals, one for my personal life and one for my business, to work towards each year.
This year my/our personal goal is to have our basement finished. It will be used as a computer/gaming space for Trace, TV & toy space for G & in the back - a HUGE studio space for me, more than double what I'm currently using! Our awesome mother-in-law is going to draft the blueprints and we are going to contact a contractor after tax time to get some quotes. I'm so excited! Don't laugh, but here is the rough blueprints I made in Photoshop in my excitement, haha!
The solid black lines are windows, and the outline in the top right is the entrance to the basement. We carved out an oversized room surrounding the water heater & furnace so in the future we could put in a half bathroom if we wanted to, since all the plumbing is right along that wall. I picked the back corner of because it gets the most light during the day, plus it's nice & tucked away! We have already been to IKEA to pick out storage cabinets to line the wall of the storeroom to hold my fabric & I have so many ideas for this space, I can't wait for renovations to start (and be done)!
My business goal for the year to reach 850 sales in my shop. I would also like to make 450 monsters total in 2015 - this year I made over 350 so I feel like this is an attainable goal. That is the equivalent of about 9 monsters a week so I feel like it's something I can definitely do if I eliminate distractions in my studio *cough Instagram cough* and really focus on sewing & meeting the small goals I set for myself each week. And to help with that,,,,
I have an accountibuddy! I have worked with some friends to set up an accountability partner program & I was paired up with the sweet Katie from Ribbons & Robots, a fellow toy maker. We have a lot in common so I am very excited to work with her on this - I think having a weekly chat with a friend to discuss goals, plans & progress will be super inspiring & motivating! We have already emailed a few times & it has me so excited for the new year!
What are your goals/dreams/plans for 2015? Let's chat in the comments!