Some years I work in a much more goal focused manner than others. I have even been known to set no goals at all some years. This year I’ve put a lot of thought into what I want to achieve creatively and otherwise. There’s been a lot of self-coaching behind the scenes, which has resulted in me deciding to do things a bit differently. This year I’m setting:
I’m defining goals are quantifiable, but apart from one, not totally specific. ‘As always I’m not going to stress if I don’t achieve them and I may add to this list as the year progresses.
My creative goals for 2018 are:
- Make gift a least once a month on average
- To give random gifts (gifts not attached to birthdays, house moves, Christmas etc) at least 6 times this year
- Become and remain UFO free all year
- Experiment/play/learn once a week
- Spin for 15 minutes a day when possible
- Always have some knitting using yarn from my stash on my needles
- Finish the quilt I started in 2017
- Write up my outstanding knitting patterns then write them up within two weeks of object/garment completion.
- Make the Dartmoor Yarn Company a more ecofriendly business
I’ve a huge list of ideas and projects I’d love to chase, but since there’s only 24 hours in a day, I know I won’t achieve them all in a year. I’ve therefore made a list that I’m NOT going to lose, and I’m sure will add to. I’ll be checking this list regularly to help me decide on my ‘next’ new project. I’ll also be reviewing it at the end of the year – and maybe in between to see just what gets made and what doesn’t.
Sometimes, and I know I’m not alone in this, I look at what I’ve learned from achieving/not achieving a goal and think ‘Doh! I knew that already!’ So, in an attempt to remember what I learn, I’m going to create ‘rules’ i.e. what my learnings have taught me to do.
Looking back at last year’s goals the only rule I was reminded of was, ‘Enjoy what you do’. That’s the start of my list and hopefully I’ll remember some more through the year without too much painful relearning.
So that’s my plan. I’ve really enjoyed seeing the different ways everyone’s approaching their creative plans for this year. Good Luck to you all with your creations in 2018 – whether you make plans or not.