Oh hi there, friend! I’m super pumped to begin using this space to share more of my behind the scene processes in creating artwork for fun, for products, and for clients. I’m also going to start hitting you up with goals and goal updates (#accountability amiright??) There is such a wonderful opportunity to use online platforms to build community and pull back the curtain. It’s something I’ve wanted to do, I’ve admired others do, but I haven’t truly done myself. So I’ll also be using this space to share how I pursue balance (a hotly contested concept…I have thoughts) as a kind of working mom when I need to?? It’s complicated. Anyway, here are some things I’m hoping to accomplish in the first quarter of 2019…
Prepare to launch my first online course with Amanda Arneill (!!! more info to come…it’s gonna be good)
Design a font (or 2 or 3…)
Begin selling illustrative tools (fonts, illustrations, procreate brushes, etc.) on Creative Market
Build out my Threadless storefront (merch, y’all)
Retain 2-4 new graphic design clients
Create 2-3 How To videos (not sure what to teach yet so lmk if you think of anything heh)
Weekly outings (museum, new park, fun stuff)
Lots of library trips!
Keep up with laundry (face palm)
At least 2 date nights per month with my love
Set and crush financial goals
Overnight birthday trip out of town without los kiddos.
Complete Jen Wilkin’s 1 Peter Study (and keep up with it daily!)
Pursue friends in meaningful, intentional ways
Weekly coffee/chat dates with my people
There’s still a lot missing about self care and mental health, both things I’m trying to literally wrap my head around prioritizing. How do you strive for balance in all the things? Is it just an illusion? What do you hold on to that gives you hope and helps you to fight discouragement? I’d love to hear your thoughts (aka I NEED your thoughts! help!) over on Instagram. ILY!