I don't necessarily make traditional resolutions every year but I do have a list of things I'd like to accomplish and have committed to taking the steps to make these things happen. My list looks like this so far:
1. Update my portfolio. It's been my privilege to work on some great projects with some wonderful clients this past year and I plan to have the most dramatic makeovers professionally photographed and added to the portfolio on my website.
2. Get published. At least locally. Once said projects have been photographed I plan to submit them to a few of my favorite local publications.
3. Continue to grow my presence locally. (See #2) Also - I'm so excited to share with you that I just signed a lease on a new space a few days ago!! It's small booth (8x10) but I plan to stage it in a way that reflects my design aesthetic. All the pieces in my booth will be for sale and I'm hoping to recreate the space every season (winter, spring, summer and fall) with new finds and a whole new look. My husband and I have worked together on several projects this year (he builds banquettes, book cases, does planks walls, trim carpentry, etc.) and so we'll also be featuring some of his work in the booth too. The goal is get more leads for both of us and to continue to grow the business. My lease begins Feb 1 so the next few weeks are going to be hectic! I already know what pieces I'm using for the initial staging and now we have to make it all happen while keeping up with our existing workload/s.
I'll definitely be sharing booth progress and ideas and asking advice here over the next few weeks so I do hope you'll check back in and help me make some decisions.
So that's at the top of my to-do list for 2015. That, and try at least a few of those 84 new recipes I found on Pinterest over the holidays.
I hope you all had a happy holiday season and I hope you'll continue to check in with me and follow my progress. Happy New Year!