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November Goals

All the things are swirling around in my head. I sat and looked at the blank pages in my November planner and felt a little stuck because even though I have a ton of things to accomplish in the next six months I felt a little stuck about how exactly to proceed and then how exactly to write it down in little manageable bites.

I’m not finished yet but I’m making progress.Like I said, I didn’t have my November plan book until yesterday so I’m much more behind in my planning than I usually am.

Regardless….or Irregardless (which is actually a word that I just read about last week) I’m going to let you in on the plans for the month. Keep in mind I almost always overplan and lots of things get moved to the next month. This month, the work will probably get done because of deadlines that need to be met and some of the personal goals such as nails and facials will fall by the wayside if they must.

Goal 1. By the end of the month I will be announcing the first Spin Along/Weave along. We’ve got big plans for doing these on a regular basis but the first one will be the hardest for me as I set up a pattern for myself to follow on future ones. If you want to specifically know about the Spin/Weave alongs please sign up for this specific newsletter here that will focus on those things.

Goal 1a. By the end of the month I need to make all the samples for the Spin/Weave along                            including sett samples and samples to show the color ways and samples to know                              how much yarn to put in each kit.

Goal 2. By the end of the month I will be announcing the first Spin along/ Weave along on my new newsletter. The last newsletter I sent was in 2014 so I need to relearn how to do it. The newsletter will have some nice tips and tricks and even more detail of exciting upcoming things so sign up! That one is at the bottom of this page on the right.

Goal 3. By then end of the month I will be unveiling a new website that my darling friend Kat is building for me. I’m super excited about the new website and the things she will be adding. There will be a shopping cart where you can order my books and some other things – did you know I’m a Schacht Dealer?

Goal 4. By the end of the month I need to finish writing my article for an upcoming issue of Ply Magazine. It’s all outlined in my head but….there’s plenty of work left to do on it.

Goal 5. Blog every day for NaBloPoMo. I’ve never even attempted this before. I’m on Day 3 and so far so good. I even sat last night and came up with 16 post ideas so that’s good news.

Goal 6. I’ve come up with some new classes and new classes mean new samples. I’ll be teaching one of the new classes in Sarasota Florida in January so that means the samples for that class need to be done before the end of December which means I need to get started on it now because it involves blending colors and then making a knit and woven sample from the new colors. I want to at least have the blending done by the end of the month.

Goal 7. I wrote the descriptions for 2 of the new classes but I have 3 others that need lovely attractive descriptions. This is sort of hard for me because my first draft always sounds like a calculus professor wrote it. Then I need to make it lighter so it doesn’t sound scary.

Goal 8. Re-clean my studio so it’s a space I can work in. It’s not too bad so if I spend about 4 hours in there I should make good progress and maybe have a desk surface again. Can I just say right here that I started calling that room my studio about 3 years ago and it’s still not comfortable. It doesn’t come out of my mouth easily. Other people who are artists have studios. I am just a girl who spins and weaves and talks about spinning and recently weaving until it makes the people around me sick of hearing about spinning and weaving. But, it is a work room and I am getting pretty good at what I do so….studio.

Goal 9. Read. I set a Goodreads goal for this year of 60 books. I often make that goal but as of today I have only finished 26 books. Not even half. And with only 8 weeks left I’m not hopeful but I would love to get closer to my original goal.

Goal 10. Return the dining room to its original purpose. Clean off the table and make a lovely holiday centerpiece. Deep clean all the corners and dust the spinning wheels that live in there.

Goal 11. Finish building the Lego Castle. So close!

Then there are goals 12 through 20 which include maintaining my healthy diet, taking all of the vitamins my doctor has recommended EVERY DAY, maintaining my spiritual health and improving in fulfilling my church responsibilities. Ryan is turning 14 this month and I can’t for the life of me figure out what he wants to do for his birthday and he’s not forthcoming.

So yes, it’s a lot. And the way to do it is with planning and then moving forward with the plans. I can do it! Remind me I said that in a week:-)



8 Responses so far.

  1. Kat says:

    Wow! Now this is a MONTH!! I am reading this and feeling so inadequate…oh, boy. AND, I love irregardless (and I thought it was just a Michigan word, but thanks for sharing that super link!)

    And, I am so excited about all the things you have coming and to be part of that in a very little way. XO

  2. Nora says:

    So, when are you planning on actually sleeping and eating? 🙂
    Also, if you need help in the studio cleanup I’m always up for organizing other people’s space. My own, not so much.

  3. Jillian says:

    I know you can do it all, and even smile most of the time!

  4. Ezara says:

    You have a busy but productive November planned! Your post was just what I needed to get my November goals written out and to plan out what must be done for the month. Thanks for that virtual kick in the pants! I needed it this month!

  5. Sally says:

    I am excited about the Spin/Weave along. I have looms and took a class over a year ago to warp it. I also need to wash my SAFF fleeces.

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