February Goals (and an update on how January went)

This is the first time I’ve set definite goals for myself and shared them publicly. I really like this idea of 2 attainable goals for each month. I was on track to do great in January – my first goal was to have my sewing area set up and ready to sew by the 10th and I did it! It was done and ready and I’ve sewn a lot!

My second goal was to have 12 items made and listed in my etsy shop by the end of the month. It so didn’t happen. The morning of January 13th, I woke up insanely sick. The day before, I had a bit of a tickle in my throat and my nose was a little bit runny, but otherwise I felt great. By the evening of the 13th, I had full blown bronchitis. I missed all my scheduled shifts at work that week, was on half a dozen medications and it took everything I had to make it through the next week. I ended up sleeping and resting most of that weekend – which was my big “sew stuff for etsy” weekend. So nothing got made or posted.

So for February, I have decided to carry over that goal and to have 12 things made and listed for sale by the 14th!! That’s my first February goal!

My 2nd February goal is way more scary… I’m going to make a sewing tutorial video! ACK! Me – on video. Scary. I have almost all I need and will start on that this weekend as well as the sewing. I’m sure the longest part of that process will be figuring out camera angles (setting up the tripod and all that) and the editing.

In other exciting news… I’m taking my first ever trip to the Los Angeles Fabric District this coming Saturday! I’ve been finding and reading blog posts about it, talking to a gal I know who goes often and making a list of the sorts of fabric I want to look for! I have ideas galore for etsy, but need the fabric to make it happen. I’m SUPER excited!!! I’ve been told that for someone like me, the Fabric District will be like a kid going to Disneyland!! YAY!!!

I’ll let you all know how it goes by sharing on my Facebook page¬†and try to even get a few pictures! Let me know how your January goals went and what goals you have set for February!

About Alicia

Alicia is a Jesus loving, homeschooling, mini-van driving, food loving, gluten-free-cuz-I-have-to-be, fun loving, choir mamaing, bike riding, So Cal born and raised solo mama to 2 amazing kiddos with 3 cats, a ginormous dog and the 2 cutest nieces ever! She had a deep passion for cooking and baking that left with her Celiac disease diagnosis in 2013, but has now returned as she experiments with and tests recipes to make them delicious and enjoyable even without the gluten! You can find all sorts of random thoughts, ideas and whatever else pops into her completely random mind right here at Big Black Trash Bag!
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