Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Short term Goals for August

I don't know about everybody else, but July went speeding by.  I had a lot going on at work, and when I get home, the nights just seemed to fly by too.  Where I wouldn't stay up after 10 PM in the past, I'm staying up after midnight.  Just can't seem to do all the things that I want to.  My new plan is to take Fridays off and extend my weekends.  I think a lot of people who earn vacation time but can't afford to go anywhere are taking this route.  OK, enough moaning... here's my short term goals:

1) Inventory and destash beads
I don't really want to do this, because I love my beads.  But they are taking up space and I'm not using them anymore.  Spending a bit of time with them again will let me see what I have and decide what to keep.  This is a big project but at least I can begin (remember to weigh them if they are going on Etsy).  Also, I'd like to start a monthly bead giveaway, using random.org to pick the winner.  I need to see where I can advertise.  Any ideas?  I'd love to hear them.  Stay tuned!

2)  Keep my 30 Day Craft Cleanse Pledge
"I vow/promise/hold to not buy any crafting supplies throughout the duration of the 30 Day Craft Cleanse and to start my inventory for the workshop."  That's the pledge I took July 12th, and I suspect August 12th with be the end of the course.  I've been having a great time and art journaling every day.  I do need a few supplies, so: make a  priority list and look around for sales (at Hobby Lobby) and coupons (at Michael's) - for later!
Sunday, July 31st
3)  Lose Weight
I did a horrible job of keeping my goal of exercising last month.  I don't have ANY exercise equipment, and was hoping to at least walk outside.  But it's so freaking hot out, and working full-time doesn't allow me a lot of time.  So my plan is to diet as well as exercise this month, with a goal of losing 8 pounds.  Shouldn't be too hard if I stay on the computer and keep my fingers away from my mouth!  Also, bring the scale back into my bathroom!  Remember to eat smaller portions and veges like celery and carrots, which I just bought today.


Erika said...

Yeah for writing out your goals! Ask Edi about places to advertise for giveaways. I know she had a post on it once...
A long time ago I bought beads and they just sit. Now I am trying to figure out what to do with them and am making an effort to adding them hair clips, etc for my daughter. Now I just need to get rid of more fabric!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Great goals :)

For the giveaways, I've used Etsy Giveaways, By Hand Giveaways and Prize-A-Tron before. Also, advertise in all your teams too.

BeadedTail said...

Those are very good goals! I have a lot of beads and am trying to use up what I have before buying more but you know how that goes! I'm hoping to exercise more this month too. It'd take me a year to lose 8 lbs (only half kidding) so I'm trying for the goal of getting healthier and hopefully the weight loss will follow.

randomcreative said...

Great set of goals! Best of luck!

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