This month, the members of Jewelry Artisans Community
are blogging about their goals for 2013.Â I had to think about this topic as I'm so far off track with growing my business that it's been derailed.
2011 and 2012 were devastating years for me and my family and it's been a really difficult time.Â Â Things are finally starting to settle down and I'm getting to the point where I can begin to focus on what I hope to be a successful business some day.
My goals for 2013:
1.Â To have no more bad stuff happen!Â Don't have any control over this one, but one can hope.
2.Â To complete my series of blog posts about painting the Elephant Bangle
3.Â To start creating jewelry again and get it listed in my studio
4.Â To start promoting not only my studio, but the studios of others
Modest goals, but I think that's enough for this year.Â It seems like it's important to remember that baby steps are required; taking on too much at once might become overwhelming.Â I'll be satisfied to accomplish the goals listed above and whatever comes of it is good enough for this year.
On that note, the creative urge has been elusive and I'm trying to get the desire to create back.Â I've started by fiddling with vintage buttons and wire.
The rings make me happy for some reason.Â Maybe it's seeing a vintage button re-purposed to start a new chapter in it's life which reminds me that I'm starting a new chapter as well and that it will be ok.
Â It could be the simple satisfaction of creating and seeing a piece to completion.Â
I dunno - whatever it is, these vintage button rings represent getting back on track to me and it feels right.
Here are what the other participants of the March Blog Carnival have to say about their goals for 2013:N. Valentine StudioBead SophisticateCat's WirePonder the Cat