Back at the start of 2011 I made 7 resolution, unfortunately, I failed to achieve most of them...I'm wondering if I should try again this year.
I made it to 11, so not a total fail. In fact I made a lot more than 11 garments - I've made trousers for my Mum, a skirt for a gift and about another 20 garments for myself and others to wear as costumes. As I'm going to make a lot more costumes in 2012, I'm going to try to make time to sew for myself as well. I think I'll be repeating this resolution!
2. Lose weight – any amount!
Success! I lost some, put some back on but I've come out ahead by 16lbs :) Another couple of pounds this year would be nice but I'm pretty pleased with this resolution!
3. Learn some German
Done. I took a class in beginner's German, though how much of it stuck, I don't know!
4. Redecorate sewing room
Fail. I did get a new kitchen though...
5. Pay off £2000 debt
Also fail. I'm earning less this year than I was last too, so I don't see huge success in 2012.
6. Sell clothes on etsy and ebay
Started and going well. I do need to get more items listed though.
7. Live with less – set budgets and stick to them!
Sigh. Total fail. Out of necessity I'm going to have to do this better now.
So, a mixed bag from last year's resolutions. Can I do better in 2012? As I've realised that I do tend to over-commit myself, my main resolution is to me more realistic about about what I can actually fit in and achieve. As such, I'm making just 5, easily achievable resolutions;
1. Sew 12 garments for myself in 2012
2. Eat more healthily and drink less
3. Organise my sewing room to make it a better work space
4. Go out more in the evenings
5. Budget properly. This includes recording business expenses properly.
How successful were your resolutions, and have you made any more?