While I’ve been busy since getting back in town from Christmas travels, I’ve also found it hard to get back into the swing of things. Why?? Because my mind is a bit unsettled and unfocused trying to sort through ALL that I want to accomplish in the new year. Typically I can pinpoint one, two or three things I want to do during the months ahead but as I’ve been thinking about 2013, I’ve had a hard time narrowing down my list. Coming off a great year in 2012, I feel that 2013 is going bring lots of wonderful things my way…Good Changes, New Opportunities, Personal Growth, Personal and Professional Successes, More Wisdom, New Friendships, Greater Happiness and More Joy!
Because I see so much goodness in 2013, I’ve decided not to just focus on one or two “goals” this year but rather to have a GOAL for every month of the year. I feel like having one thing to really focus on each month will allow me to work harder, accomplish more and reach all my goals. So here is what I’ll be focusing on for 2013…what I’m calling My Monthly Mandates!
JANUARY–ORGANIZE & ReFRESH
The month of January will be all about getting my house and my businesses in order, ready to tackle a new year. That means de-cluttering, purging of the unnecessary, sorting, filing, updating my inspiration board, reviewing and refreshing all my social media outlets, organizing my desk and working on a few home projects. When I’m organized I’m a happy person!
FEBRUARY–INVEST IN ME
During the month of February I’m planning on REALLY focusing on myself. Annual doctors appointments will be scheduled, I’ll define my exercise plan for the year in detail, I’ll read more books, I’ll plan my vacations for the year and I’ll do things I really love to do.
I love to learn new things and try new things. March will be my month for learning! I got a new DSLR camera for Christmas so one of the things I plan to do is to learn how to use it and learn about photography. I’ve also wanted to learn how to do illustration drawing s and really work with Photoshop so March will be my month to explore and learn that art.
APRIL–CREATE and GROW
A good thing and a bad thing about being a creative spirit is that my mind never stops thinking! I have a list of items I want to create for my Etsy shop, a list of DIY projects I want to try, a list of ideas I want to explore and new opportunities I want to put in place to grow my businesses. April, my birthday month will be all about creating for my spirit, for my business and for my happiness!
I’ve had a book idea in my head for a couple of years and 2013 is the year I am going to flush it out. I plan to spend the month of May writing to get it all on paper, and from there I know I can create of my dream of becoming an author!
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One of my goals for the new year is to connect with new people whether through my blog, through business functions or just reconnecting with people from my past. I’ll make the effort everyday to do this but July will be my month to really focus on it.
I’ve always been somewhat of an explorer and a risk taker. I love to try new things and find new adventures. I plan to do just that in August!
I have lots of plans for my blog in 2013 but one of them is to share with you some of the sources of my inspiration. While I’ll be doing that throughout the year, I have a few plans in the works to share more goodness with you in September!
Typically October is a busy month, working on holiday projects, getting ready for Christmas and such. This year I plan to slow it down a bit and remember to
I am always keeping track of the dreams and hopes I have for my life and my business. November is the perfect time to take stock of what I’ve done, what more I want to do and continue to Dream!
And when the end of the year comes around, I hope to be doing lots of this!
I’m excited about the possibilities that 2013 hold for me and I can’t wait to share it all with you. I’ve already booked two new design clients this year so 2013 is starting out great.
I’ll be back this weekend to share with you my first creative projects of the year!
Have a great weekend and I hope the New Year is staring off with a bang for you!
Need more inspiration for the new year? You’ll find in our my Words to Inspire board on Pinterest!