Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013 Goals & Resolutions!

Happy New Year Everyone!  I finished out the year w/ a fun night out w/ one of my long time friends Sophia.  She came over earlier in the night and I did her Hair & Makeup at my NEW makeup station...she's actually the first one to use it!  Then we hit the town for some dancing and drinking...perhaps maybe a bit too much drinking at the end ;)  Hence why I needed an extra day to write this post...yesterday was a bit of a write off to say the least lol!  But it was a great night and I had a great time...and it felt good to get myself all done up again for a night on the town.  Actually, I can't remember the last time I did that...still nice to know this old girl can clean up okay if she wants to ;)  Plus, it gave me another chance to play around w/ my clip-in bangs!  I was debating for mths about getting bangs again but it's such a commitment and when you're hair is as long as mine such a pain to grow out.  I got these off of ebay and they are allows me to have bangs when I want but not be committed to them full time!  They are actually bangs plus a top cover of hair that lays over the rest of your head so they blend more naturally into your regular hair and you can see the clips or seams of the bangs part.

But enough about that...let's get onto this years Goals & Resolutions!

As I mentioned before I think I did a good job last year but I definitely have some new goals for myself this year!

1. Live More In The Moment! - I have a tendency to be a major planner and thinker.  It's really hard for me to make a quick decision about things and I often go over and over things in my head until it drives me crazy.  Of course I still need to plan for my future but a lot of times I think I miss out on opportunities right in front of me b/c I'm thinking too much about the future and almost being too responsible if that makes sense.  This year I want to take some chances, have some fun and not think things to death!  This also leads into me keeping up w/ my traveling resolution of last year!  I want to take some spur of the moment trips this year...maybe it's not always the most "responsible" thing to do but you only live once and I should learn to enjoy my time more now b/c I'm sure there will come a point where I won't have this much time to only think about myself and be selfish!

2. Stop Comparing Myself To Others - As I said above I tend to get in my head a bit too much and over think things and do a lot of "What Ifs"...this isn't helpful for anyone.  I can't change the past, the choices I've made and the directions I've taken.  I need to stop comparing my successes and failures to those around me.  I'll admit it, sometimes I get envious of my peers when I feel like they are getting awesome opportunities that I'm not getting or that ppl that were once behind me are now passing me by.  I have to stop beating myself up over these things and remember all the good things I too have achieved in the past year.  And guess what, if I don't want to be passed by I have to figure out what it is I need to do to pass them by and do it!  None of this feeling sorry for myself crap!

3. Grow My Wedding Business EVEN MORE! - So last year I had a record year for myself w/ 72 weddings...this year I might be overstretching it a touch but I'd love to hit the 80 mark!  Also, I'm expanding my business so that I also have a team of artists that works w/ me that I can hopefully send out on weddings when I'm already booked.  There were so many dates I had to constantly turn away b/c I was already booked...I'd love to supply artists for these weddings (and make a little more money ;) ).  Plus I'm working w/ another artist to do some Wedding Makeup & Hair workshops for other Makeup and Hair artists..trying to grow my brand and all ;)...more to come on that one later!

4. Do More Commercial Work - I know I said it last year but it's worth repeating.  I'm not going to hit my goals for myself unless I find more of a balance between wedding work and commercial work.  And w/ that I need to get out there and do some more creatives too!  Sometimes I just get too busy doing other stuff that I forget why I got into this business in the first place and the kind of work I want to do!

5. Finish Decorating & Organizing My Apt. - Well I've started this whole home decoration and organizing kick and now I just need to finish it...but it will take time...and of course $$$.  Next I think I want to do some organizing for my kitchen!  Can't do too much decorating in there but it could definitely use some better storage options.  Plus I want to put some stuff up on the walls of my apt....they are so bare and they need some personality.  I have one picture that I still need to get framed and hung...also on the to-do list lol!  Probably most important and definitely most costly - I need to get a wardrobe for my room!  I LOVE my apt. but the one thing that is lacking in it is closet clothes are currently jammed WAY too tightly in a tiny dresser in my bedroom and a tiny closet in my living room...time to be a big girl and invest in a wardrobe!

6. Save Money - I did an amazing job last year of paying of my I just need to keep it up and put all that money I was using to pay off stuff towards saving for my future.  Sometimes once we get caught up on the debt we want to live a little more free and start spending b/c we've been so restrictive for so long...and of course that's okay...but I need to think about my future too!

7. Be More Productive With My Time - Most ppl don't believe me about this one but I feel like I'm actually a REALLY lazy person and not productive enough w/ my time AT ALL!  I think I need to start creating my lists for myself and scheduling myself a bit more.  When you're self employed it's easy to just waste a few hours doing this or that and I need to stop doing that!  I need to start scheduling things like workouts and blog posting.  I think if I make them a priority and actually have them in my schedule as things TO DO I'll be much more likely to do them!

So I think that's a good start for the year!  Let's hope I continue to achieve my goals like I have in past years!

1 comment:

Emma Farrell Makeup Blog said...

Great news years resolutions! I have many that are the same. I especially can empathise with comparing yourself to others, we all do it and it isn't healthy xx