Friday, December 31, 2010

Goals for a New Year

I am so happy to see 2010 end. In 6 hours and 45 minutes, it will be 2011. And in reading Berit's blog yesterday, I realized it is the Year of the Rabbit. Yes! As a rabbit, it just has to be a good year, right? I'm just going to keep thinking that. Not to mention it's a prime year...

Ok, let's have a little recap, shall we?
2010 Personal Goals
~Be more positive and happy. This is my number 1 goal. The rest will be icing on the cake. - Um, no...another terrible year.
~Lose those 10 pounds and exercise regularly. - Lost 5 pounds mainly by cutting out pasta and less breads.
~Save money towards big purchases - Bought the recliner and saved...yay!

2010 Stitching Goals

~Stitch from stash...I can do it...I know I can! - Um, no. I bought more than any other year!
~Continue to limit exchanges (2-4) - Completed 2 exchanges
~BAPS for me: Mary Wigham, Fairy Moon and L*K Boo Club - Mary Wigham = WIP, Fairy Moon = not started, L*K Boo Club = completed.
~Gifts: Newton, Bless This House, Letter C - Newton = UFO, Bless This House = Completed, Letter C = Completed.
~Stitch 12 Christmas ornaments - Ha!

2011 Personal Goals

~Be more positive and happy.
~Lose 10 pounds and exercise regularly.
~Continue to save money
2011 Stitching Goals

~Finish Mary Wigham
~Finish BBD Where My Heart Blooms
~Stitch one design per month on the BBD Anniversaries of the Heart Series
~Start two Mirabilias
~Stitch 12 Christmas Ornaments
~L*K Christmas Rules

2010 allowed me 18 finishes...9 less than last year. I didn't like that very much. I had hoped to have a productive year that allowed more *me* finishes. So that's my focus in 2011. Me. Stitching for me. Becoming a happier me. Doing things that make me healthier and more positive. I know it will be difficult as I have much negative around me but I have to take the steps away from that to really allow myself to shine. I've felt lost for a while now...floundering...always trying to make those around me happy while sacrificing my own time and happiness. No more!

Goodbye 2010...and good riddance! And ecstatic greetings to a brand spanking and shiny New Year. Hello 2011!
Hey, froggie...pass the champagne but stay away from my stitching!

Thanks to everyone for sticking with me through my roller coaster happenings over the last couple of years. I wish you all the very best in 2011. Happy New Year!



32 comments:

Daffycat said...

Best wishes in the New Year, Valerie!

Jackie said...

Happy New Year!

I'd say you did a great job of working towards your 2010 goals. Most people just completely walk away from them!

Margaret said...

lol -- love that frog! Hope he's good about staying away from your stitching! Hope your 2011 is better to you than 2010. Happy New Year!

Blu said...

Best wishes for 2011!

Sylvia said...

Happy New Year, and may you meet all your goals and then some!! And by all means keep that frog away from all of us!!

KarenV said...

Happy New Year Valerie! I hope 2011 brings lots of good things your way :)

Myra said...

Happy New Year Valerie! May it be the best ever for you.

Shelleen said...

Happy New Year and I hope it is a great one for you.

Carol said...

It's been such fun getting to know you this year, Valerie! May 2011 bring you much love and laughter (and no frogs--human or stitching-related!!)...

Cath said...

Happy New Year !
Hope you manage your goals . X

Lisa said...

Happy New Year Valerie!
You certainally have been on the roller coaster of life last year; but it is time to close that chapter in your book of life and move on!

May 2011 bring you much health and happiness...love and laughter...and more stitching time :)

Take care my friend!

Katrina said...

Great goals for the new year!!!! Hope it's a wonderful one :-).

Melissa said...

Well, you found the perfect image with the frog and the champagne. I love your comment too. Yes, frogs, leave our stitching alone!

Good luck with your goals, Valerie! Happy New Year!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Happy New Year. I hope you weep working towards those
Personal goals to be happier and healthier. That's all we can really ask for! Some of it is within your control and some of it isn't and you just do your best!

Take care and smile! It helPs!

Meadows08 said...

All the best in the New Year.

Glenna said...

Happy New Year, and I think stitching for ourselves is a good step toward happiness.

Beth said...

Happy New Year to you. I hope we both have a happier, healthier and more productive Year!

Christina said...

Well said Valerie, good riddance to 2010! Looking forward to see what Mirabilia charts you choose to stitch. I'm thinking about stitching a Lavender & Lace Santa, but I'm not sure how I'll feel stitching him mid-July!!
Happy New Year - I hope you fulfill all of your goals.

Pumpkin said...

LOL! Great post Valerie :o) All the best in 2011 because you definitely deserve it!

Catherine said...

Wishing you all the best in 2011! Perhaps we can push each other to finish Mary Wigham!

Carol R said...

You did well with your 2010 goals considering the upheavals in your personal life Valerie! I look forward to seeing your *me* stitching for 2011! A very Happy New Year to you [[[Hugs]]]

Giovanna said...

Happy New Year!

Sally said...

happy New Year Valerie! I'm looking forward to our AotH SAL :)

Julie said...

I hope 2011 is a wonderful year for you Valerie filled with love, laughter and happiness in abundance

Natalia said...

Happy New Year, Valerie !!! I think your goals are doable and I'm sure you will have a better year...

I plan on stitching from my stash too, but my will is so weak !!! We'll see..

Rachel S said...

I think your goals are very doable. I think it's good that you are focusing on yourself this year as far as your stitching--crafting is no fun if you never reward yourself. Happy New Year.

Michelle said...

Here's hoping 2011 is much better!! I'm going to focus on me this year too - it's about time! Let's cheer each other on and stay positive!!

mainely stitching said...

GREAT goals! I am trying to be more mindful this year, which includes weight and depression issues. Good luck to you!! :D :D :D

Siobhan said...

Happy new year!! Wishing you the best in the new year. :)

Connie B said...

Happy New Year and happy stitching in 2011!

mbroider said...

Have a great year ahead Val!!

Suzanne said...

Good luck with all your goals for this year!