Happy New Year!
Have you made a list of resolutions for 2017?
I keep thinking I have 52 weeks ahead of me. A fair amount of that time is going to be spent meeting obligations and responsibilities. But, I get to decide how I want to spend the remainder of that time. I want to make the most of every moment.
My main goals for the year are to get more sleep, drink more water, be more active, hug my family members, smile at strangers, and to make choices that will make me the kind of person I want to be.
The bullet journal I began last year helped me stay focused and accomplish more. (You may learn more about bullet journals here.)
In 2017, I am moving out of the composition notebook used in 2016. I used an Amazon gift card last year to purchase two Miliko Dot Grid A5 sized notebooks.
(Disclaimer, if you visit Amazon through my blog and make a purchase, I earn a small credit.)
Last night, I spent some time setting up my journal for this week.
This weekly spread was inspired by craftyenginerd on Instagram.
(I found myself thankful for whiteout!)
Depending on how long you have followed my blog, you might remember while training for my first half marathon, I sustained a stress fracture in my foot.
I tried to ease back into running once after it healed, but stopped due to pain in the same spot.
This year, I am going to give it another go. If my foot fails to cooperate, I will figure out a new set of exercise goals.
Do you want to join me in a Couch to 5 K (C25K)?
My top crafting goals for January:
1. Create a purse or tote with my CQJP 2014 November block - this is item #6 on my UFO Challenge 2017 list.
2. Piece and embellish my CQJP 2017 January block.
3. Make some progress on my CQJP 2016 March block. There have been a few finishes shared on the CQJP 2016 blog already. You may check them out here.
4. Complete at least one item for my Etsy shop. (Seriously.)
5. Complete a gift for a friend's daughter - she asked about it over a year ago. Until now, I struggled with an idea that did not include beads or choking hazards.
Any other progress will be icing on the cake, so-to-speak.
Next month is Valentine's Day. Completing a Valentine-themed project sounds fun. Are you working on a Valentine-themed project this month?
February 1st is also the deadline to submit photos to Pamela Kellogg for the Summer 2017 edition of the Crazy Quilt Quarterly. She is seeking articles, tutorials and photos of crazy quilt works featuring buttons for this addition. You may learn more here and here. (I am not affiliated, but it is fun to see your work featured in a magazine!)
Thank you for stopping by! If you are interested in sharing, I would love to know what your biggest goal is for January.
Happy New Year!