Despite having a few lazy days in January, I feel like I’ve actually had a productive month. My goals were met with ‘mostly’ success AND I’ve also managed to work out at least 3 times each week, which wasn’t on my original plan for January!
Let’s have a look at the goals I set in January:
I FINISHED THE WESTIE CROSS STITCH! WOOOOOHOOOO!!! Now I just need to decide what to do with it. 🙂
I also finished the vintage dress, repaired the doggy car seat and attempted the crate mat covers….that still counts, right?! The only thing I didn’t manage was the quilters coasters for our living room.
Finished All The Light We Cannot See and I’m half way through The Man In The High Castle.
We worked really hard on saving money in January and I feel like we’ve made a great start to the year. We didn’t even splurge on Amazon.:-)
I managed at least 2 dog walks everyday, not three everyday but I’m happy with what I did manage with them.
I didn’t start the crochet blanket at all – the only one of my goals that I didn’t meet!
Even though I was quite late in posting my goals for August, I feel like I made great progress with them and met the majority.
I have really started to make use of the planner I purchased – I’m even starting to decorate it and personalise it more for me. Some planner pages (search Pinterest) are crazy organised and so pretty. I’m not sure I’ll ever get there with having themed weeks but mine is definitely organised. I’m currently using it to plan meals, chores, crafting projects, sewing and blog posts. I’m officially rubbish at drinking water so I’m trying to record what I drink in the hope that it will make me realise that I’m not drinking enough. I also find it useful to write down which pen pal letters have been sent & received on certain days too.
Back at the start of June, I set myself a few goals to try and reach within the month. This was after reading a similar post from Handmade by Hannah. I actually really enjoyed having goals/ targets for the month as it spurred me on to complete things a little more than usual. So for July, I’m going to review the goals I set myself in June and set new ones for this month. 🙂 Woohoo to goal setting!
I managed to get the Samantha Hayes book finished just in time for the end of the month! Read the review here.
Two garments were created from vintage patterns. The crossover dress & a sleeveless blouse, which still needs to be blogged about! One of the patterns turned out to be a size 24 and even though I could have redrafted the pattern, I couldn’t really be bothered so I didn’t use it. This has made me want to recycle some of my vintage patterns; the ones that I know I won’t be using due to size. If you fancy any of the ones below, let me know and I can post them out … Sharing is caring 🙂
I’ve seen a couple of goal blog posts before, mainly over on Handmade By Hannah, and I always feel very inspired after reading them. There’s something about writing things down and almost being accountable for them…even if it is only in the blogging world!
So here are my goals for June 2015! I will review the goals at the start of July and set some more. 🙂
Do you set goals for yourself? Do you write them down anywhere? It would be great to hear what you think to my goals…hopefully they are achievable!
1. I started this Westie cross-stitch ages ago. I got this from my Grandma for my birthday in December and I feel like it should be done by now as it is very small! I need to get it finished & framed by the end of June!