One of my favorite blogs to read is A Beautiful Mess because I just adore and admire Elsie. She is so creative and cute, and she really is going after her dreams. The new Red Velvet store opens near the end of this month and the photographs she posts on her blog look amazing. A while back I read this post on Elsie's blog about 4 Simple Goals and I really felt inspired to create my own goals list. And naturally, like the procrastinator that I am, I am posting my goals two months later.
1. Spend time creating a beautiful space for my studio. A little over a year ago I was so excited that I had found space to clear out an entire room and turn it into my studio for creating. I painted the walls, painted some furniture, and scored this amazing desk from a thrift store. Then I got carried away with all my creating and trying to keep up my shop and the pretty-fying of my space just stopped. I hope to start hanging things on the wall and organizing the space so I can turn it into something inspirational.
2. Keep a journal, with an emphasis on the keep part. I can't count on one hand the number of journals I currently have started and never finished. Life always seems to get too busy. About a week ago my boyfriend was in a wreck and totaled his truck. Thankfully he walked away without a scratch but it was still enough to get me all shaken up. And now the truck is gone and it held so many memories, which are still there, but it's still sad to see it go. Our first date started off riding in that truck. After that happened I realized that I really need to be writing things down because five years from now I won't remember them so clearly and it would be amazing to go back and read about our lives in detail.
3. Craft for me. I hit a little bit of a 'midnight crisis' about two nights before my first craft show that I just blogged about. I got a little stressed out with all the build up and after a long talk with my mom (aren't mom's great for heart to hearts) I discovered that part of the reason I was so upset was because it had been so long since I had made something just for me. I want to start making time for me to craft and create things for myself and for my family and friends instead of always focusing on Blueheart. Don't get me wrong, I love creating for my shop, but I also think it is important to make things for myself sometimes, things I can keep and cherish, things I can keep around and smile at every time I see them.
4. Get personal with my blog posts. I have seriously had this on my to-do list for a few months now. So many of the blogs I read have such a personal side to them with both pictures and content. I love when I can already feel like I know the writer, even if we never have and maybe never will actually meet. I feel really intimidated to take my own photographs and use them in posts because I just have a point and click camera, nothing fancy, nothing lovely. But I don't know why that's stopping me. Maybe I can compensate for the photos with content, or maybe I can work with them to make them better. I just want to plan to post more personal matters than love lists and lovely images posts. That way you can get to know me better and I can get to know you better, too. So be ready for that in the upcoming posts.
If you plan to take on this 4 Simple Goals project too, please post the link here or just comment with your list so that I can read them! I love to be inspired by what other people are doing. xo.
All photos are taken by me so please do not use them unless you link back and give me credit. Thanks. (except the 4 simple goals photo which belongs to Elsie).