Whew! Okay, so these past three weeks have been a complete and total blur since having Little John. Going back and forth between your home and the NICU causes your life to be a blur from day to day.
That being said, he’s home and I NEED to get back into a routine, desperately.
I know it’s a little late, but I’d like to put my New Year’s goals/resolutions out there to help keep myself accountable.
My personal resolutions:
- Lose the baby weight!
I’m already down 19 lbs in 3 weeks with another 20 to go til my “goal” weight. I’m actually more about getting back into my 2’s than what the scale says, so I’m gonna have to WORK!
- Be a more involved parent.
I love these kids, but I let un-important things get in the way of fun too often. And I’m not letting 2013 slip by like 2012 did.
- Embrace the camera!
I’m a horrible picture taker, I always forget, wait until the last minute then get frustrated when the kids won’t sit still. I need to learn to accept the challenge and take numerous photos, and often.
-Finish what I start.
Let’s just say that are waaaay to many unfinished projects around here.
-Ditch the foul language.
This is a BIG one for me. Some of my favorite sentence enhancers are 4-letter words. But with the older kids being complete sponges and parrots, I have to stop. I have to. Period.
- Love my man… or at least make an effort.
I confess. I am NOT a lovey-dovey person. I’m not romantic, I’m not sentimental about my marriage, I get grouchy and funky towards him too often. I WILL be better in 2013. I think I get a little too comfortable in that he’s an amazing husband and father and forget that he needs to feel my appreciation. I have already started to make an effort to tell him, and I can already see a difference.
My blog resolutions:
-Blog with intent.
I need to find what direction this blog is going to go. 2013 will be my official first year of blogging, and I don’t want it to be a meandering, confusing mish-mash.
- Find a community.
I wanted to start blogging as a means of putting myself out there and make friends, full disclosure here, I also wanted to show off my brands and monetize. I read tons of blogs, now I just need to start being more social and develop those relationships.
- Commit to a series of posts/challenges.
I really want to do a weekly challenge/task on my blog, but have not had much luck hammering an idea down that will fit into my time constraints, and that is do-able with a newborn. BUT! I am still figuring that one out, so it’s not to say it won’t happen later down the road.
If I had the time, I would do a weekly gourmet challenge where I make something then post about my success or fail, like fallen soufflés and rubbery gnocchi.
Self explanatory. I want to reach 2500 facebook likes, 500 RSS subscribers by the end of 2013! Eek! I said, let’s see in a year if I accomplished it.
My business goals:
I’m so excited about some new things coming up here soon for my businesses Parlo Cosmetics and LOGI Graphic Soapworks! I am in the works for several giveaways and promos! It’s going to be a BIG year for Parlo and LOGI.
I will be constantly adding new products and product lines to both shops in the next few months. My goal is to list and maintain 100 items in both shops. With about 30 items in each shop, that’s a LOT of work.
I plan to branch out more locally with both businesses this year by contacting local business owners to sell my wares. I’m very excited and terrified at the same time. I would also like both shop’s facebook pages to reach 500 likes by years end.
-Remove the fear of success.
I have this irrational fear of having “too much success” in my businesses and not having the time for it all. But I resolve to eliminate this idea from my mind and embrace what comes!
- Learn to take stellar pictures.
-Re-brand and find my niche market.
I have decided to take my soap shop in a completely different direction and will be re-branding it entirely. *meep!* But I think the more cohesive look will pay-off in the end. Hopefully…