Today was my last day at my day job. Starting Monday, I will be a full time milliner, at least for the next two months. After that I will be a milliner and a mom and who knows what that will do to my schedule! I figured this was a good time for me to sit down and think about what my goals for the month of April should be. I have general goals for the year, some of which I have already accomplished and some of which are more ongoing targets.
In the past I tried to make it a goal to list a new item in my etsy shop everyday. I pretty quickly found that this was influencing the kind of items I was making, skewing my shop toward things like bobby pins that I can make relatively quickly. Don’t get me wrong, I love my organza flower bobby pins–they are fun and elegant but easy to wear for all sorts of every day occasions. But I also love my more extravagant creations, things like crazy cocktail hats that take any where from five to twenty hours to put together. If I am trying to list something every day, those projects get pushed to the sidelines in favor of something I can get done faster.
So for 2011 I resolved to make sure I spent some time every day working on creating something. I haven’t always been good about it, but I have been spending more time on product creation than I was before. The downside of this approach is that I end up starting a lot of projects that I don’t finish. I currently have about nine works in progress at various stages of completion.
So for April 2011 I have the following goals:
1. Continue to work on creating something everyday.
2. List two new items every week.
3. Do not start any more projects until I have completed the ones I have already begun. By the end of the month I would like to have no more than three concurrent works in progress.
What are your goals for April?