Three months left in 2015 (and only 86 days to Christmas. Not to induce panic in anyone who may be ill-prepared for the “making season”…I should start some things), so it’s a good time for me to start
panicking taking stock of where I am sitting with my goals for the year.*
You can read all about the original list here, but I’m just going to jump into the ones I have actually done something about.
IN nine months I have filmed and uploaded a grand total of…one video. Not looking very good for hitting my goal of ten videos this year. The videos I am wanting to make are going to take time and thus keep getting pushed aside for my other projects that keep coming up and take priority.
I am doing much better on this goal because the quicker projects average out nicely with the longer ones. Official count is 51:
- 10 Sewing repairs of clothes/toys
- 8 Baked goods
- 7 Knitting projects
- 6 Newly sewn items
- 5 Beading projects
- 4 Cross-stitch pieces
- 2 Rubberband loom guys
- 2 Paper projects
- 2 Crochet projects
- 2 Painted shirts
- 2 “Building” (as in furniture-putting-together) projects
- 1 Set of Woven coasters
I think next year I will break that category into its sub-categories. It’s obviously a lot quicker to patch a shirt (most of the time) than it is to make a new one.
This is the easiest one to keep track of, especially with the handy new chart on the stats page:
I’ve done well for a couple months at a time, then basically not posted for a month at a time.
All this reflecting brings up the question: How do you stay motivated to try to finish a project as the deadline approaches? Specifically when you are pretty sure there is no way you will meet the deadline?
*In case you haven’t noticed, these posts are my way of putting something up when I can’t really be bothered to write something. Or when I don’t have pictures for what I wanted to write. Because they are stuck in the computer that is currently unplugged and my laptop doesn’t have the right program to use that library.