In a way I wish I could turn back time, but at the same time, I’m so thankful for a new year and for the opportunity to make a new start. Not only online, but in my personal life as well. The past year, 2012, has been one of the most difficult years of my entire life. I had a lot of crochet goals in mind, and I even wrote an article about it here on hubpages. I was all pumped and ready to go. I finished a 30-day writing challenge at hubpages, but soon after I was forced to forget about my goals in order to fix my mistakes before moving on.
I’m still not done fixing my mistakes, but I figure it will be a life-long process or at least until I learn to do things right the first time around. The worst part about it though is that I still make mistakes when fixing mistakes, and then I have to go back and fix it again, and again. It never ends…but the good news is that my stubbornness won’t allow my mistakes to stand in the way of my potential success in life. And the things I learn from my mistakes ultimately make me stronger and enable me to move forward.
So, here is to a new beginning and to more unfortunate mistakes in 2013! 🙂
Unlike last year, I’m trying real hard not to make any goals for this year except to do my best every day. However, that is very difficult for me especially when I’m so pumped to make a new start in life. Anyway, here are my goals for this new year:
Goal #1: For the first time in my life I will get healthy and live healthy. They say that if you don’t have your health you have nothing. And I agree 100%. Therefore, I am going on a 75%-90% liquid diet in order to clean my house. I figure when that is done, then everything else will follow naturally.
My misfortunes of 2012 led me to the Juice Master, located in the Westmount Shopping Center in London Ontario. I’ve been going everyday now for two months to get two wheatgrass slammers and freshly made fruit and vegetable juice. It is amazing how much stronger I feel after only a few months of it, and because of that I will continue to go until I have made a complete recovery from whatever it is that I was born with.
The owners of the place have been extremely helpful to me in answering my questions and putting up with my whining. They will be helping me do the “7lbs in 7 days” program designed by Jason Vale. I am not overweight, but I do have a lot of junk piled up in my body and it needs to come out if I want to feel healthy. And the program is designed to do just that – to eliminate toxins and restore nutrients back into the body so that one can experience optimum health. It is marketed as a weight-loss diet because that is what almost everyone is looking for these days, and the author is trying to reach as many people as possible. Anyone can do the program, however, and won’t lose weight unless there is excess weight to be lost. I’m not exactly sure when they will be ready to get started, but I’m pumped and ready to get healthy.
Goal #2: Finish the 31-Day Crochet Business Blogging Challenge hosted by Sara Duggan on Google Plus. Sara faced some rather difficult times last year too, but she has picked herself up and is ready to face the new year as well. What I admire most about her is that not only has she picked herself up, but she is helping others find success in life as well. You can find her blogging over at Sara Duggan and MomWithAHook. Last year she published a book entitled “Hooking for Cash – 10 Ways to Make Money with Your Crochet Blog”, which in my opinion offers up more information than you need to get started with crochet blogging. You can read my review of the book here.
Goal #3: Get on a regular publishing schedule again. Currently my goal is to publish two new patterns per week starting in February. At the same time, my goal is to publish high-quality patterns, which may mean that from time to time I might only be publishing one a week.
Goal #4: To make a living with crocheting by the end of 2013. My main website is CrochetN’Crafts, but I also own and maintain Crochet Pattern Bonanza, and I hope to make both sites a success by the end of the year. That is a huge goal, because this last month I only made about half of what I need, and I’ve been at it for a long four years already. But, the things I learned in 2012 will help me to move things forward in the new year and hopefully find success.
I have a few more goals, but I won’t mention them here because they are not crochet related. And unlike getting healthy, they won’t help me to crochet more, so I’ll spare you the details. And then there are the goals that you have, but you don’t want to mention them because you are not sure if you will have the time to get it done.