Monday, June 2, 2014
Let's talk about ambition. Diving in. Shooting for the stars. I'm well past my college years, but I've always found it important to still have a big goal in mind to achieve, even though it gets a bit harder when you need to figure that out by yourself (rather than achieve a certain grade or pass certain tests to graduate.) Moving to NYC, finding a job that had SOMETHING to do with my degree in Illustration, starting my own business, getting into certain big craft fairs, traveling to foreign lands, expanding my business, starting a family, saving for a house. These are many of the things that I have strived for and for the most part, succeeded in! People have different levels of importance in their lives, whether it be job or family or friends or seeing the world, and there is no one way to live a life. I think balance is key, but others throw themselves into one area of their life. So what are the goals that are currently taking up space in the back of my head everyday? Mine are mostly family-oriented, for obvious pregnant reasons, but expanding my business even further is taking up a big chunk too. The National Stationery Show (NSS) just happened in NYC and it has been a huge goal of mine to show at it for years now. I admit, I'm a little disappointed in myself that I haven't made it happen yet, but that only fuels me to make sure it happens next year. What are some of your big (or little! I want to crochet an afghan this year too!) goals? How do you go about making them happen? I have one big mega-list of life goals that I keep near my desk to remind me.
My pal Jenipher Lyn wrote a book recently, called How Being Stubborn, Depressed, and Unpopular Saved My Life, and this my contribution to her book launch blog party! We're already on week 5, Ambition a.k.a. Diving In, but you can catch up on her blog!