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Now that we're over a full week into January 2018, I thought I'd take a little time to go over what all happened in 2017!

The good and the bad y'all. Because I'm human. 


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LAST YEAR'S GOALS

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  • Create/find a quote to be my motto for the year
  • Start blogging more regularly
    • 1x/month minimum
    • 1x/week ideally
  • Write on windows or menu boards for at least one local shop
  • Attend a craft fair/show as a vendor or with display booth
  • Finally learn to drive Andy’s car!!!! (stick shift)
  • Participate in Styled Shoots
    • contributing my work
    • have professional shots OF me
  • Host 2 Lettering Workshops
  • Complete a paid envelope order
  • Drink at least 40oz of water every day MINIMUM (y’all, I’m starting small)
  • Complete at least 3 Bible Studies [that I already own --> I hoard these]
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  • I SEMI learned to drive Andy's car. I drove it for approximately 150 miles on the way home from VA and had a slight meltdown trying to get off the highway. *idon'twanttotalkaboutit*

 

  • I SEMI started blogging more regularly. It was definitely more than 2016... but I didn't specifically hit my 1x/month minimum either. I posted 15 times which averages to hitting my goal, but it wasn't consistent, so I'm only counting this as partial. July was a good month though! 

I'm just going to ahead and say it.... drinking 40oz of water every day was a BIG FAT FAIL. I still haven't even done that for the 10 days of January 2018. I need some serious intervention here people. 

 

WATER IS A NECESSITY.

LIFE GIVING. 


Okay so all jokes and criticisms aside, 2017 was a great year for me. It was my first full "calendar year" in business from January to December and I got to experience the full wedding season that is Asheville, NC. AKA never-ending! With Asheville making Forbes list of places to visit (the only US city!) I'm expecting 2018 to be just as busy. 

I learned a lot and definitely found some things that DON'T work for me. Definitely one of those cliche sayings, but this year I would really like to work SMARTER, and I have a bunch of things I'm narrowing down and nailing down in order to do so. But overall I couldn't be happier with the people I've worked with, the opportunities I've been given (and created) and the business I've grown so far. 

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