Tuesday, January 27, 2009

to gather pdx - resolution update

One of my new year's resolutions is to be more social. Last year I worked about a 100 hours a week on average and really let my social life wither and die, but no more!

I've taken action. I've created a social event on the 1st and 3rd Monday's of the month to gather my friends and invite my friends to bring their friends and so on and so on. So far it's been a lot of fun. I've met a few new people and they in turn have met new people! Rad.

If you live in Portland and are interested in joining our social mix check out the blog I created for it: www.togatherpdx.blogspot.com

If you don't live in Portland, why not create your own gathering???

Hope to see you soon.

Friday, January 23, 2009

whidbey island trunk show

I love doing trunk shows! I think it's my favorite way to sell my work. Trunk shows are generally in someone's home, so it feels more casual and more social than an official "sale".

My dearest and oldest friend in the world Amanda was the awesome hostess and invited her friends over. Her friends all brought some scrumptious breakfast/morning treat and we all had mimosa's!

We had a chance to visit, there was some buying/selling, we ate and drank and all in all it was a great day and a really fun experience.

Trunk shows are the way to go!!! Thanks Amanda for an AWESOME day!!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

tip tuesday - the resolutions

Oh those pesky resolutions. I'm starting to feel like I'm resolving to do the same thing year after year after year. This year, I've resolved to do it differently. I am excited to check those resolutions off my list and create a whole new list for next year!

So, how do you really kick those goals in the ass and take names???

First of all, the goal needs to be realistic. By realistic, I mean it has to be in the realm of possibilities for you. Then, break it down into what I like to call, "do-able chunks". Make sure you make them measurable so you can see (and celebrate) your success. Create a time-line for those do-able chunks and then tell a (supportive) friend or two. Ask those friends to hold you accountable and tell them when you want them to check in with you about it.

Let's face it, it's easy to get sidetracked and let the months blow by and before you know it, it's time to make those resolutions all over again. This year, do things differently!

So stop thinking about it, and take action and before you know it, you're off and running.

Good luck! You can do it!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

hello 2009

Happy 2009!!!

I'm excited to embark on a new year. When I unwrap my new calendar, I'm always a little giddy, and on a fresh page I write down my goals for this year. A whole new set of unknown opportunities are right around the corner. I love the feeling.

One of my major personal goals this year is to be flexible. I want to be ready for anything and not get my nose too bent out of shape over the small stuff.

So, welcome 2009, it's going to be an interesting year so hold on tight and enjoy the ride!