It’s the last day 2016. Welp, that went quickly.
I know New Years Eve is just another day on the calendar, but I like the symbolism of closing one chapter and opening a fresh page, turning a new leaf, a clean slate, an opportunity to start again. I totally fell off the sewing radar in the second half of this year, and lost track of many of my sewing goals. Life happened, you know. I was sewing for other people, not for myself, and kind of lost desire to sew at all. I quit a job, moved cities, moved house, found another job, and am only gradually now getting back into some type of routine in my life (and finally unpacking my sewing space – which, for the moment, shall be used purely and unapologetically selfishly!).
With this new space comes new ambition to enjoy my favourite craft. I could count everything I didn’t achieve this year, all the goals I missed, everything I let slide, but that would not be productive. I acknowledge that as life happens, goals change; I need to be adaptable to new more realistic or useful goals.
So, kissing 2016 goodbye with a delightful new sewing room in our new (old) house in leafy Brisbane, I am looking forward to 2017, for which these are my top 5 sewing goals:
- My first men’s shirt (pictured is McCalls 6044)
- My first jeans (Ginger jeans)
- My first coat (Vogue 8346)
- My first lingerie (Watson Bra & Bikini)
- The rest of the things from my list of goals back in April that I didn’t finish this year!
So, I guess, let’s see how I go. I’m also stupidly good at putting pressure on myself to achieve more than what actually be realistic so I may need to relax a little on my targets. It is OKAY if I don’t actually finish what I plan to! I have to remember that and not beat myself up so much!
There we go. Wishing you all a wonderful 2017 and a realistic level of productivity with your creative pursuits!