Welcome to 2014 – Do you Know Where Your Goals Are?

by Kimberly A. Cook               (Twitter@ WarriorTales)

Back to the blog. Unlike many folks this year, I’ve decided not to make any New Year’s resolutions I won’t work on after February. Can’t spare the mental energy, so I’ll quit before I add to my list. I’m still working on last year’s goals, so those will roll-forward into this year. When you pick big goals, they can take more than twelve months or last your entire life when you’re a writer.

When "purging" got too much for me in the art studio, I headed for this batch of milk chocolate chip oatmeal Christmas cookies downstairs. Luckily I gave some away as presents so my jeans still fit. Kinda.

When “purging” got too much for me in the art studio, I headed for this batch of milk chocolate chip oatmeal Christmas cookies downstairs. Luckily I gave some away as presents so my jeans still fit. Kinda.

Part of the writing challenge these days is deciding to combine my office and craft projects in the same room to make an “art studio.” This decision has morphed into a mess of gargantuan proportions. If you don’t have the staff of hundreds they use on those organizing tv shows, the whole “shove two rooms together spill out in the hall mess” is daunting.

There have been some up sides; my crafty creative mind keeps straying over into the writing side of the “art studio” and vice a versa. When glue dots, beads and stickers hunker next to yarn, writing manuscripts and photos, interesting things begin to happen. Our environments are very important to us creatives. Of course, the whole finishing thing issue now crops up in all areas of the room. Squirrel!

But when life gets crazy and holidays and people need tending, the mess waits. So my goal is to get the “art studio” in shape by the end of this year. If I give myself tons of time, it feels like a fun goal and not a business plan. More fun, less work this year is my main goal. Along with simplifying. Now, if I can just get Spec Ops Cat to dust.

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2 responses to “Welcome to 2014 – Do you Know Where Your Goals Are?

  1. Janet

    Glad to “see” you’re back! I’m currently sharing my craft space with Hubs….aaargh….this situation is not conducive to creativity! I just keep looking at his side and want to run screaming from the room! Thank goodness, this sharing space is temporary! Otherwise, he may find his “office” on the front lawn!

  2. Welcome back! I briefly enjoyed a combination writing space and craft space. When one wasn’t going anywhere, I turned my chair around and worked on the other. Then eBay moved in and I’m lucky to find my chair! “More fun” and “simplifying” are lifelong goals around here. Go to my Facebook page for an idea on how to get Spec Ops Cat to dust. 🙂

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