It’s not a new year yet – although it’s getting closer. Can you believe how quickly the year has gone? Because I have made it to this milestone, I’m already reflecting on the year so far. I am looking back on the last year and a bit actually. At where and how I started this adventure. In some ways, it seems so long ago that I started. In other ways, it seems like only yesterday. I’m looking at how far I’ve come. What went right and what didn’t go to plan. What I could have done differently.
I’m asking “What have I achieved? Really Achieved?” I’ve gotten to a point where I have my stamps in my hands after 14 years of dreaming. And that is momentus to me. This is the closest I’ve ever gotten to this dream – and I’ve tried a few times during those 14 years.
This time, I’ve persevered. Through learning tech stuff that didn’t do what it was supposed to do even though I followed the instructions to the letter – I hate it when things don’t do what they are supposed to do. Having the courage to let designers go who weren’t doing what they said they would – I hate it when people don’t do what they say they are going to do. Hmmm… I’m seeing a pattern here. By starting over when things didn’t go to plan. By getting up at 4am to fit everything in. And doing this all while holding down a full time day job, driving an hour and a half a day to get there and looking after my husband when his sickness puts him in bed for a week.
I’m also looking forward, wondering where I will be a year from now. What will a year from now look like? What will I consider a milestone this time next year? Opening my Etsy store? My first sale? The first time I re-order with my manufacturer?
What has been the milestone for you this year? And what do you hope will be your milestone next year? I’d love to hear your story.