Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2015 Goals and Intentions

"Before you begin a thing remind yourself that difficulties and delays quite impossible to foresee are ahead...You can only see one thing clearly, and that is your goal. Form a mental vision of that and cling to it through thick and thin."  -Kathleen Norris

2015 is nearly here and I am READY!! I am ready to keep MOVING (Move was my Word this year) forward and COMMIT (my 2015 Word) myself to living my dream life!!

This year I participated in several on-line challenges including the Documented Life Project, Index Card a Day Challenge and His Kingdom Come. I also kept up with my FB group Mind.Body.Soul and met many wonderful artists willing to share their joy and love of art journaling. We are nearly 950 strong and keep on growing. I have many creative ideas for our group this year and hope you will join us!!

This year I invested in a 2015 Creative Planner from Lisa Jacobs...money well spent!! She asks you all sorts of questions to help you pinpoint what it is your heart is yearning for. Things like What Worked in 2014? What are your biggest time wasters? What do you want MORE of in 2015? What HAS to happen by the end of 2015 for you to feel like you reached your goals? She also has you write down 25 goals for 2015 then has you pinpoint 5 of them to focus on. Here are my Goals for 2015...

1) Be pain free. Very little migraines and neck pain. Move my body and eat healthy. Cut sugar OUT!
2) NO MORE DRAMA! I will not tolerate people that take away my joy anymore!!!
3) Make more connections to travel and teach at art retreats.
4) Get my work EVERYWHERE!! Facebook, magazines, design teams, shows.
5) Teach my classes locally
6) Continue making my leather cuffs and selling in  my new Etsy shop.
7) Paint Happy! Explore and learn many painting techniques!!

Then there is a section in the planner to break down your goals one month at a time...GENIUS!

I KNOW 2015 will be amazing...I know it! I am willing to work hard to continue making my DREAMS a part of my day to day living. Last year I said YES to teaching in South Carolina at the ARTBEACH RETREAT. I met lifelong friends and have been invited back in 2015. All I keep thinking is...what if I would have said NO? What if I never would have responded to Sherri because of FEAR? I am SO GRATEFUL I listened to my HEART, said yes and WENT FOR IT!!

Girls, where do YOU see yourself this year? What dreams are YOU willing to work hard for?? Please share!!!