Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!


I just wanted to post a quick update with some 2011 goodies. I made my 5 for 5 journal this week so I am ready for my 5 goals in 5 months starting January. I didn't do this the last half of last year and it's funny because I feel like I don't have any direction.

I always get excited for a new year. New days, new dreams, new adventures, new goals and good bye to yesterday. I never was very sentimental and I know people always think I am crazy for that(don't get me wrong I am not cold and callous, LOL, I just try and keep yesterday there). I guess I just like to move forward instead of living in the past. I think it started when I stopped questioning myself. I made a pact that I would never allow myself to ever "what if" a decision that I made again. I kept dwelling on decisions that I made, thinking I might be somewhere else if I had made a better decision. But then the more I thought about it, what made it a wrong decision? Nothing. It was the right one at the time and anyone can look back and tell themselves it was wrong. Maybe there was a better decision to be made but it was mine, I made it and I AM happy where I am. But that was years ago and since then I made a conscience to choice to look to the future. I do that by setting goals for myself. Every year I give myself 5 goals to do in 5 months. Then, I do it again. Since there are 12 months in a year, I give myself a break for a few months in between ;) Goals don't have to be like taking over the world. They need to be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time specific (SMART-->that's the marketer in me, haha).

I am a firm believer in setting goals. AND I am a firmer believer in writing them down. You must, must, must write them down so you can hold yourself accountable. The funny thing is, I rarely go back and look at them. I just know that I put them on paper and I better stick to it. If we don't hold ourselves accountable, then we rarely have success.

SO! Here is my journal for my 5 for 5 for 2011. {Seriously, want can't you do with a peacock feather!}. Some come and join me on my 5 for 5! It's so much fun and I am telling you...IT WORKS!

Lot's of Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue on here :) I used Helmar Adhesives for the fabric trim on the Hambly acetate and it worked beautifully!

Other supplies: Core;dinations Black Magic on the card and Bind it All on Journal.


BabyBokChoy said...

Beautiful journaling book for your goals. Happy New Year to you Ellen!

Casey Wright said...

Beautiful card! Love it!

Jocelyn said...

Love the Book...I need to do this...I really do!!!

Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Healthy New Year!!!

Linda Beeson said...

I especially love that first card but that black/white houndstooth pattern is perfect.

Michelle H. said...

Very pretty card and love your beautiful book!!
What a great idea!!
Happy New Year!!
Thanks again for the email I'm super excited!!

Lynn said...

beautiful journaling and love the book. have a blessed new year ellen!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful card and journal. I love the 5 for 5 idea. Have a very happy new year :)