Saturday, January 8, 2011

2010 Revisited

So before I look forward into the year 2011,  I will take a quick look back at 2010:

I had a few goals for myself in 2010, both personal and business. 

200 Hearts
I think I went to the wire with this goal, I believe I achieved 200 heart on the last day of December.

100 Items in the Shop
Ha, ha, ha, I had broken this goal down into two mini goals, 50 items by June and then 100 by the holiday shopping rush (October) thinking it would be more attainable.  I think at one point I got up to 40 items around August and then the number hovered in the30s for the remainder of the year.  As of today I think I am at 33 or 32 items.

Expand Product Line 
This was accomplished, but not as much as I wanted…I did a redesign of the Messenger Bag – making it larger and added a split pocket on the front under the flap.  I also made a mini messenger bag and added iPad covers to the shop as well.

100 Sales
I didn’t reach that goal on Etsy, but yes at the street fair in NYC that my sister and I participated over the summer.  As for Etsy, I double my sales which sounds great until it realize the number went from 13 to 26. 

Maintain Studio Organization
Last year between Christmas & New Years I cleaned out my office and organized myself.  Aside from organization, I also wanted to paint the room as well.  I was able to maintain some organization throughout the year, unfortunately, my studio is very small and the bolts of fabric were hard to maneuver so I ending up using the island in my kitchen.  Thankfully, DH was okay with my sewing stuff all over the kitchen during the holiday shopping season as I was trying to get orders out.   In the end the room was painted as I decided to switch rooms and made my studio into the guest bedroom a few days ago.

Bedroom Remodeling 
Yes, Yes, Yes.  Still need to hang some art over the bed and have DH hang the towel rack in the bathroom, but I am very happy with my new bedroom.

New Job
Stay with the same company, but received a promotion taking me from the field to a Corporate position….the cubicle life for me….

Weight loss – 10 - 20lbs
Yes, lost 15lbs, but  probably gain 5lbs back during the holidays.  Now that the holidays are over, I am getting back into the routine as the ultimate goal is to get back down to 127 – 130lbs…so close I see a size 6 in my future.

Get it under control.  Yes and no, I have learned a few things in the 12+ years that we have been in the house, and that is green plants that don’t require much water as well as perennials over annuals.  While some of my plants didn’t make it this year, I have been keeping the weeds under control by mulching, mulching and mulching. One day, DH will stop calling me Helen Brown thumb.
Now onto 2011.

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