I know it’s not technically October yet, but it’s Monday and I feel like manifestos should only be made on Mondays. In just a little over three months, we will be welcoming a sweet baby boy into our family, and at that moment, our lives will change forever. The routine we sort of have in place will be thrown in the wind, and we will start all over with a newborn. And a toddler.
We are still in the middle of making this house feel like our home and we are transforming Cecilia’s room into a room fit for a toddler, my craft room into a nursery and the back house into my craft palace. At least, that’s what I call it. Also thrown into the mix is school, my creative business and of course…raising a toddler. In the next few months, we will be celebrating birthdays, holidays and trying to get in as much family time as we can.
It’s been a while since I did a post like this, and I felt like there was no time like the present to really organize my goals and put them out into the world to make them feel more concrete. So here it is. Here are my goals for the month:
- Start doing yoga again
- Take Cecilia to the park more
- Finish all of my projects that are sitting around
- Move the craft room to the back house
- Start a revenue stream
- Have at least 15 items in my Etsy shop
- Work on a new collected + made logo
- Attend a canning workshop
- Submit design for Capital Radio’s Drink Radio Contest
There is just something about yoga. It’s kind of magical, really. It helps stretch out my aching back and legs, and it really does calm me down. I feel like a completely different person after a session, and I need to get back into it. Maybe even find some local classes?
During the hot, hot summer, it’s so hard to enjoy being at the park. My daughter is a night owl like her mama and gets up late, so by the time we get to the swings (that for some reason are never in the shade), they are super hot and then we’re super hot and annoyed. Now that it’s fall, we can stomp through leaves, hopefully jump in some puddles and feel the cool breeze as we swing.
I have so many projects that I either have wanted to start, or have started and have yet to finish. I need to get these done so the move to the back house will be easier. Then I can start fresh back there.
I have set up my blog so I can get a revenue flowing, and I’m working on new products for my shop more than I ever did before. I would love to see if I can truly create a profitable business from home. That would be the dream.
I’m on my second collected + made logo already and I’m still not completely satisfied with it. So I’m going to do some research and find one that I think really sticks with me and shows what my business is about.
I love canning so much, I was thinking about getting a Cottage Food Operator Certificate. When I went to the Farm to Fork Festival last weekend, I got some flyers for local canning workshops, and I would love to attend one. They’re only $5 a session, so it’s totally reasonable.
There is a Drink Radio Contest going on in Sacramento, where designers are asked to submit up to three designs for a pint glass design contest. The winning design will be printed onto pint glasses for tasting a seasonal custom brew by Oak Park Brewing Co. and the designer will win $500. All good things!
Do you believe in creating a manifesto for the month? I used to not, but I really do think it helps. Share your thoughts in the comments and connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google + and Pinterest!