January is a weird month. It makes me think about all the things I didn't get done in the previous year. It makes me think ahead to all that I want to get done this year. It makes me want to clean up and clean out. I end up going through drawers that I haven't checked in months. I even went into my children's rooms and took out all the baby stuff that they haven't played with in years.
What is it about January that makes me do all this? Perhaps it's the clean slate we've just been given. Maybe it's just all the regrets from the past year. I didn't get anywhere near as much done last year as I thought I would. I STILL haven't finished painting the inside of my house, and we've been here almost 5 years! There are still leaves to rake! Household repairs that haven't been made! That's not even including all the cleaning that needs to be done daily! It's all so overwhelming!
It's a new year for my business, too. I keep hoping this is the year that I can jump into my business with both feet. I have been trying to juggle a part time job, raising my children, and running my business for the last few years. I'd love to lose the part time job, though I would miss it and the people that I work with there. But the idea of working for myself, making money doing what I love is just so wonderful that I'd love to make it happen. But how?
I have big hopes for the online venues that I have my work on. I plan to do more craft shows this year. But then there's the economy. Jewelry just isn't one of those items that people NEED. When the economy is bad, it hits those "wants" especially hard. I just need to figure out how to make my jewelry a "need"!
So now I'm off to work at my bench, or work on my house, or pay the bills, or clean. The list is endless! But I have a whole year to get it done, right?
Originally posted on January 25, 2010