Keeping myself honest

I’ve never been one to make New Year’s resolutions or set goals for myself. So don’t ask me why I decided that this would be the year that I experiment with goal setting. Whatever the reason, I decided to take the plunge. Because I’m a list-maker, I decided that ticking things off as I accomplish them would be helpful for me, so I made myself a little planner. There’s space to check off my weekly tasks as I finish them, and at the front of the planner is a list of all my goals for the year, so I can look at them whenever I need a little push. I’ve also decided to post a quarterly update, to add an extra layer of accountability. This is the first post of that nature.

DIY day planner

Made entirely from reused materials: Cover is from an old Canadian Club “damn right your dad drank it” calendar, spine is from an old university courseware, paper is scrap from work, and tabs were rescued from a binder that was getting tossed.

Some of my goals are weekly, others are monthly, and some are one-offs. I’m pleased to report that on my weekly and monthly goals, I’m killing it! My recurring goals are all related to maintaining an active social media presence (tweet / post to my Facebook page X times per week, blog at least once a month, do a WIP Wednesday every week). I haven’t missed one yet!

The one-offs are all still quite aspirational. The only one I’ve managed to cross off my list is completing the transition from craft to art pieces – I did that when I made my last leaf plate and subsequently switched over to the wall hangings I’ve been working on.

I’m not going to tell you what the other goals are. Probably because I prefer to under promise and over deliver. But I do have an interesting iron in the fire and, if it pans out, I will be very excited to share it with you. Until then…!

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