Jan 26

2015: Start Now

Start Now Image Credit: Fré Sonneveld

Hi! It’s been awhile since I’ve actually sat down to write a real blog post. I’ve been posting a lot of projects that I created for design team assignments, but I haven’t written about life, goals or any other fun stuff. As a blog reader myself, I love reading about paper projects and how to’s, but I also love learning about the person behind the blog. It keeps things real and authentic! I’ve been so busy this past year, I let my blog slide and now that I’ve had the past month to do some reflecting, I’m really tired of the design and I can’t wait to get things rolling on working with a new template! I actually didn’t want to update my blog until I finalized a new look, but after doing some reading and thinking, I’m on this roll to start now.

I know the majority of people do their reflecting and goal setting for the new year in December, perhaps even in the first week of January, but I’m not one of those people.  I admit, I’m absolutely envious of those who can do all of that in December! For me, this rarely happens as I’m so busy taking in all the holidays and December birthdays that I barely have time to think about reflecting. I felt a little discouraged, but after reading some inspirational posts from Chris Guillebeau and  starting now from Amy, I knew that I had nothing to worry about. I do feel behind, but not setting any goals or having a vision for 2015 would have left me feeling empty.

You see, at the beginning of last year, I did the same thing, I wrote down my intentions and set goals for the year. What I didn’t foresee happening was an adjustment (something that I’m continually adjusting to) I had to make around the middle of the year. I did lose sight of my goals, or rather, I forgot to check back in with myself and to see if I was staying on track and moving forward. In July, I took on the role of coordinating the Design Team over at Your Next Stamp and that has taken up a large chunk of my time. I also got engaged (more details later) in September and there has been so.much.planning. going on that all that other stuff was set aside.

About a week ago, I came across this article and it made me realize that I forgot my ultimate buffer after all this goal setting: I forgot that I told myself that life would get in the way and that this was acceptable. Life (otherwise known as my interpretation of the fog) is supposed to get in the way and while I didn’t cross everything off my list, I did a great job of crossing off a LOT of to do’s in 2014.

I’ve got bigger plans and a different approach for 2015 and I’ll be sharing all of this with you on the blog this week. Join me back here tomorrow as I share how my one word will help me with goals for the year! See you then. t.

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  1. This is such a wonderful post! I can’t wait to see what your ‘one word’ will be…see you tomorrow! 😉 And best wishes for everything to come!

  2. This is true! I found myself thinking the same about “life sometimes gets in the way” but luckily I found my way back quick enough that I didn’t forget.

  3. Great post! I always enjoy reading these more personal posts and learning more about the person behind the blog. However, I feel so hypocritical being that my posts are always so focused around my projects and mention very little of my personal life. Perhaps I will attempt to incorporate a little more of “me” in my posts. Congratulations on your engagement and I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors! ♥

  4. Hey Thanh!! I finally had a moment to sit down and read your post without any interruptions. I absolute love that you took some time for yourself to sit and put your commitment down on paper or better yet your blog. This will hold you accountable to achieve those goals you set. I picked my one word and I did one blog post about it but not another one. I don’t want my one word to get away from me so I’m going to follow in your footsteps and blog about it more. Remind myself of the things I want for 2015 and for my readers to hold me accountable to those goals. Thank you so much for including me on this ride with you.

    This will be a great year!! I can feel it in my bones. I’m on to your second post!!!

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