Ok so maybe that’s a SLIGHT exaggeration…
Happy New Year 🙂 The start of 2015 marks the start of my 2nd year here in the states.
I seem to have settled in nicely – I’ve made friends, we have a new addition to our family, I can now drive without wanting to open-mouth-scream-cry at the sight of a 4 way stop AND I’ve started my own small business. Yup, I’m doing what I love and painting for people other than my mother (yay). Admittedly it’s still getting off the ground and I have a few other tricks up my sleeve but I have faith in what I’m doing and building my British Chick Empire is top of the list. So what better way than to kick off with some resolutions?
Start an Etsy Shop: TICK
This crafty stuff has always been a hobby; moving here I joined a local a craft group and it stemmed from there. I discovered a little giftshop which holds hand-made items from over 40 local vendors – now including me 🙂 I set up a facebook page dedicated to my business and an actual online shop seemed like the next logical step. Its very fresh and rather daunting but it’s open and I’m adding to it every day (it’s here btw)
Blog again: TICK
I have missed blogging. However – busy schedules aside- the physical act of typing has a lasting affect on my body (cause to be determined) Because of this
I think I’m going to need bigger pots…
I find it easier to avoid typing too much too often and that didn’t suit my previous blog schedule so it fizzled out completely. This time I am aiming for shorter posts and/or less frequent. I really miss the writing challenges so I think with all things considered it makes sense to change up the old blog and focus on my passions.
Get my DIY on: (Pending)
We are in the process of buying a house (eeeek) it’s definitely a fixer-upper as far as cosmetics anyway and I know we are going to have to do a lot of work to make it a little more bearable to live in -IF the sale goes well. I really want to try and do as much DIY as I can (or as my body will allow lol) and hopefully learn some new skills along the way (I’m sure the disasters & triumphs will make entertaining blogging material) I hope that by this time next year I will be a DIY QUEEN with a beautiful house – or at least part way there.
Of course the list could go on forever with the usual stuff like call grandma more often or stop nagging PEOPLE *cough cough* for leaving the toilet seat up…so I’ll leave you with a few ongoing aims (in no particular order) that have made it on to my list:
THIS is our new addition – Toby
Work in progress:
Understand Taxes – a must when registered as self employed
Train the puppy – Pee pads are expensive
Be nicer – think/act/sound
Ebay/Donate/Throw away the clutter – started and vow to continue (if only to make money and room for more clutter
Health sorted – always a good one
New Recipe each week – I fear my family may run away at the sight of yet another spag bol
Family games night once a week – we got loads more games for xmas (and actually played them) so I want that to continue
……I think I’d better get started 🙂
What are your New Years Resolutions?