Hi, friends! I took a little break last week to organise my thoughts and make some plans for the new year. I spent a lot of time jotting down ideas and made some goals for my blog, Etsy shop, social media, and my personal life. Do you pick a word of the year? I typically don’t choose a word of the year, but one word kept coming to me as I went through this process. GROW!
word of the year – grow
What initially brought the word to mind was, of all things, one of my fiddle leaf fig plants. I’ve had two real fiddle leaf fig plants for several months and they both have failed to grow. I moved one of them into my office in the fall and it bit the dust over the holidays! Totally dead and gone! I thought the other would soon follow, but as I was cleaning up my Christmas decor, look what I saw!
To my amazement, there was a shoot of new growth! Seeing this got me thinking about the word grow and how I want to grow in so many areas of my life. I made this little definition print for you and me to remember how I chose the word grow as my 2018 word of the year!
Here are some goals I’ve set for myself this year to help me grow.
- Be more consistent with my posts – have a weekly schedule that is planned in advance.
- Make it a priority to reply to comments and answer questions.
- Make some technical improvements that are needed.
- Work on new products that are easier to produce and ship.
- Find alternative ways to produce products.
- Update shop design.
- Engage more with you on facebook and instagram.
- Do facebook lives on my Facebook Behind the Scenes group with tutorials and glimpses into everyday life.
- Set limits for myself on how much time I spend on social media.
- Spend more time in God’s word and prayer
- Make time to connect more with my family and friends
- Focus on health – get active and make healthy food choices.
This is just a basic outline of the goals that I’ve made for myself. I have pages and pages of ideas and plans written down that I can’t wait to implement! Growth can be slow or fast, but more than anything, I want to have consistent growth.