Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Years Resolutions and Past Years Accomplishments

As I have been contemplating my New Year's Resolution I have to look over the past year and see what I accomplished and what I did not get done.  I am excited to say that this year has brought tremendous growth for me.  First of all, I started managing my finances more consistently by balancing my check book and increasing my savings.  This small change in my attitude towards balancing my checkbook on a monthly basis has created a wave of ongoing improvements.  Next, I went to a machine quilting expo in the fall that snowballed into deciding to machine quilt for others.  I sold my quilts this year with greater frequency and even started to make custom order quilts.  This fall, I took a financial Bible study course which brought me full circle again into knowing that I must do this.  This December I launched my machine quilting business. 

A lot has transpired over the past year and I can see that this year is going to be even busier. 

I have a grand-daughter now to sew for and to bond with.  She is a beautiful baby and it will be fun to watch her grow.  My son and daughter-in-law will be having guests frequently, I am sure, to see this bundle of joy as much as possible.  Next, my daughter is getting married May 29 and I will be finishing up the brides-maids dresses and preparing for her special day.  Lots of planning to do and executing that plan.

This is Michael, Meghan and Avery Morgan.

I also have to build my machine quilting business especially my skills to run the business and to do the machine quilting, along with continuing to work a full-time job and all the duties of running a household.  I am sure that there will have to be some changes and some letting go of some fun things in order to get everything done.  I know that I will find a groove and get into a rhythm but sometimes when I think about all that is about to happen I  get an overwhelming feeling that this is impossible. Yet I know best way to get it done is to break it down into baby steps and do one thing at a time.  This will be a very fun and exciting year.  I am looking forward to the challenges that it brings and the rewards that will also follow. 

So to all of you, may your year look a little scary to you.  If you are too comfortable with everything you are not growing and if you are not growing then you are not living up to your potential.

Have a great new year ahead.

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