Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Conquer 2014

As I've done in the past, I decided to focus on one word to set my goals for 2014.  I'm not one to make concrete statements of what I will or won't do in a year's time, but I do like to set goals of who I'd like to become or what I'd like to accomplish in the next 12 months.

My word for 2014?


Yep, I want to conquer those things holding me back.  Here are a few ways I plan to use the word conquer in 2014.


  • I want to conquer my old WIPS and UFOs sitting around my sewing room.
  • I want to conquer the clutter in my home and life in general (and of course my sewing room where there is way too much clutter!!)
  • I want to conquer my fears and doubts that hold me back from being all that I can be.
  • I want to conquer new boundaries and accomplish more than ever before.
  • I want to conquer my bad habits and fix them for good.

Lofty goals, I know, but there's no time like the present for change so I'm jumping in and making some changes starting today.  And yes, I do set more concrete goals both for sewing and for life that I post to remind and inspire myself but those are measurable and concrete and most importantly personal to me and what I'm doing.

I've got a dG.s quilt top (from May, gasp!!!) all laid out and ready to piece tonight before I head to bed.  One step at a time toward a healthier, braver and better me.

Do you make resolutions/goals?  Do you choose one word to focus your energies for the year?  What are yours?  Or do you forget that old tradition and just hang loose?  

5 comments:

  1. I'm with you on a lot of those goals! Good luck meeting them in 2014!

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  2. I haven't ever done the choosing of a work to focus myself, although that might work :) I did think of a few things I'd like to focus on for this year, though. Good for you and getting a bang up start on finishing up those WIP's!

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  3. I confess I don't make resolutions per se, but I have already started a list for early 2014 - an ongoing list is how I usually roll. I love the word idea though. Mulling that over.............

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  4. Love the word! I have more conte goals,I just need to be able to focus on those... But I can relate to yours!

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  5. Good luck! Perfect word for a New Year! I honestly don't make resolutions, but I do have goals. Always on my list...Free Motion quilting. I have yet to reach that goal, so this year I plan on actually taking the time to learn instead of talking about it!

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