Looking back...looking forward

Looking back...goodbye and hugs 2009.
This year was so different from last year.  I made resolutions and stuck to most of them!  At the end of 2008 I realized that I had been spending so much time on Pistachio Press that I hadn't made room in my life for my family, friends, or myself.  2009 was all about changing that, well, not all about it, but very much about it :)  I took more trips home, I went to the movies, I baked cookies (for dogs and humans), I took pictures, I blogged a little more, I read a few books, I made new friends.  And I still taught a full load of courses, still took on new jobs (including a HUGE book project) and continued to buy new presses and print a lot.  Reflecting on this year I feel like I've almost figured out a balance...almost.

Looking forward...daydreaming about 2010.
I'm actually really excited to be starting this new year.  It feels so full of potential, which is cheesy, but true.  One of the goals I didn't actually complete from last year was keeping on top of filing and organizing.  What can I say, four out of five goals isn't too shabby.  I have already started a new stystem to get organized and I hope I can be disciplined enough to keep with it this year.  I think it will make me feel more at ease and less likely to forget things or feel overwhelmed.  I'm also realizing that I need to have different goals for my personal life and for my business, and they they need to be separate to some extent.

I know I said I was going to be posting my goals here, but this year I don't feel like I need to make them so publicly.  It's kind of fun to just write my list down on paper and tape it up in my office (once the office is pile-free) and wait to be able to cross things off.  I will let you know that some of my goals will be super fun, like mastering the art of the macaron or taking a vacation with my husband.  Other goals will be more serious, like reworking my website or not answering emails at 2am.  And some will toe the line (like twitter or checking other blogs).  I'll keep you posted as best as I can, especially for some awesome new projects and monthly giveaways.  I hope you have a peaceful new year, full of potential, productivity, and fun!


jan said...

Happy New Year to you!

Brinn Goddard said...

Happy New Year to you, too, Rach! We got your adorable card...thank you!! I'll get a letter back in the mail to you once we get back into the routine around here from vacation :o).

joAnn said...

2009 was such a great year for you, I can only imagine 2010 will be that much better. Here's to finding that balance!

Marni said...

I don't know if you know, but the puppies sent me their goals. Cassie's included not pooping on Pancake Sue's head and trying to be more patient when dogs sniff her butt. Pancake's was to be less squirmy, see Barkley more, and lose 1.3 lbs.