We all make them.
We all break them.
You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em; Know when to walk away, know when to run.. WHAT?? get outta here Kenny.. wrong song.. and I don't even like country music. Anyway... as I was saying. This year I have lots of things I want to do/change/be/start/end etc. So instead of standing there at midnight making rash promises - I have spent the last couple of days making a board.
So I present - My 2011 Resolution Board
I took a large piece of tin (left over from an old project) and punched a couple of holes (good ole cropadile) and hung it by wire. Because the edges of the tin were a tad sharp, I wrapped the edges with 7gypsies tape. Over each hole where the wire came through I put two buttons as added stability to stop the wire pulling back - and as luck would have it I had two buttons with the #1 on them so it is for Year 11! Then I grabbed some el cheapo wooden pegs and glued magnet strips on to the back of each one (which came with a message board and will never be used). Then I painted the pegs in different colours.
Peridot - Daily
Periwinkle - Weekly
Aquamarine - Monthly
Red - Year
Then I set to, and made the actual resolutions for each peg. Some are just visuals, some are words, some are a combination. Scrappy items came in handy here! The whole time I was making it - I was thinking about all the things that I wanted - and even before it was finished - I had/have already started to implement some of them. This is hanging in my little office area so everytime I walk in and out I see it.
So here is a close up of the different areas.
These are things I want to change on a daily basis.
I found some fun images in a recent magazine and some I had on my computer.
No that is not moisturiser on the moisturise label but liquid pearls - looks realistic though!!
My personal fave - Stop letting it - with the visual of time slipping through my fingers
In making the actual board - I already started on the save money part by using items I already had. You might laugh at the "dressed before 9am" - but let me tell you - working for yourself from home, it is so easy some days to get up and start working - and suddenly it is nearly lunchtime and you are still in your jimjams!! Enough I say!
The 2lbs down goal - that is my minimum - I think I can do better - but that is my weekly aim.
Some of the exercise goals will change to daily.
The SWIM is swimming don't you think?
Fix Something refers to the house. We all have little jobs that need a bit of DIY - that always seem to get put off - no more!!
My poor old Vespa has not been ridden in yonks. With the way petrol is flying up - I need to get back in the saddle!
1 layout a month might seem paltry - but as I have done NONE layouts a month over the past year, well!! It seems as though since I started *working* in the scrap industry my own scrapping has become a thing of the past!
Something for me - a little AB FAB dahling - or a little putting me first. Might be as a simple as a pedicure, or lunch with friends, or as involved as a weekend away.
I am changing my albums up - pulled the layouts all out over a year ago - they still sit... sadly waiting for a new home.
DATES!! I want some!! Not just a night at the movies either!
These are goals I want reached in 2011.
The bath - that actual bath (and tap) is sitting in our garage - in a box - waiting to be installed.
We bought it last year along with a new basin unit.
We want to totally redo the main bathroom which is 70's kitsch small YUK horrible nasty.
It is going to be a big job - everything ripped out - along with an adjoining wall (cupboard) to make the room bigger, and a skylight pushed through - as it is an interior room and dark as a coalmine with the lights off. But this year it is HAPPENING!
I love the font for learning something new - and I know what it is I want to learn - and no I am not fessing up. The other image is very self explanatory and I won't be commenting!
So there you have it - the Board. I am thinking this should be the topic for the layout I do for this month! I have a few other items to go on the board - need more pegs - and over the year some of the items will change their status to daily, weekly, monthly. Some will be bumped up (exercise) and some will be bumped down (dig photos) as situations change or get completed.