Okay, I'm a little late for New Year's resolutions, though Chinese New Year had just concluded when I wrote this, but better late than never. I've grown a little tired of the standard issue resolutions and have endeavored to come up with some newer, more interesting ones.
It's been a busy year for Abode and we've resolved to do a lot of things differently (read -better). At the top of our list - get proactive, not the acne treatment, but the act of anticipating what comes next and preparing for it long before it happens. Starting a business is a time-consuming affair and after one year into it we're finally at a point where we're getting ahead of the curve...hopefully. We're working ahead to finish our new lines earlier, get them photographed (we're planning our first ever printed catalog) and get samples ordered well in advance. Additionally we'll be ordering more product and getting it into inventory earlier. Our goal is simple; to continue making great looking and unusual product and to have it ready to ship as soon as we show it so our customers can have it when they want it- which is typically RIGHT NOW!
My other more personal resolutions are to make time for all of life's pleasures(mine anyway)- the list is as follows:
make time for the important things; afternoon naps as often as possible, walks with the dogs-regularly, time spent with loved ones
make time for sketching- every day
make time for nesting and gardening
make time for filing- every week (I just finished a six month accumulation- never again!!!)
make time for blogging- regularly! I've actually made a schedule of blog topics for the next two years (unfortunately I'm an incurable list maker)
make time to write- in addition to blogging
make time for wine and women (well one woman -my wife, she goes well with wine)
make time for listening to music (fortunately this can be done with almost all other resolutions-I can't seem to break my habit of multi-tasking)
make time for my programs; Mad Men, The Good Wife, Damages, Glee
make time for a movie at least once a month
make time to see concerts, plays, or a museum exhibit at least once a month
I also tend to make lists that are impossible for mere mortals to accomplish, but at least it gives us something to strive toward.
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