But I am leaving all of these posts here for your reference and to make it easier to find all the fun goodies I have shared over the years. There are so many links floating around out there on the web that I could never redirect them all.
There are more resources, freebies, and more over on the new site....
I've listed a few items on eBay. I think it might be the snow and being home during the day while the kids are at school. All my creativity keeps turning to scrapbooking and card-making ideas. It's that "hibernate and create" mentality.
I've got it bad...
You can find both of these on eBay. Get them while you can!!
It didn't make sense to only start something new at a set time or date. Don't wait till Monday. Or the beginning of the month.
If you want it and are inspired to do it, then DO IT!!
Pinterest sent out an email this year about posting images/links to a board for your 2015 goals. I liked that idea better. Some things you have to work towards. You might want them now, but they take practice, or time to work up to, or to save up for.
I've already managed to accomplish a few of these goals before we roll over into 2015.
2014 was a very hard year and I spent the first half of it rehashing the past in my head. I tried working myself past it, but it almost seemed impossible. Little by little I worked through it, and finally had the epiphany to start working everyday toward the things I truly want. Part of that was learning not to have the same dialog of the past playing in my head each day. It doesn't change anything. I'm letting it go.
There are a few goals on my board that are physical items. I'm going to buy a new dirt bike. When I bought my first one I figured it would last me forever. Hubby suggested I might gain enough skill that it wouldn't suit me anymore, and I laughed. It's time for a new bike!
Technology skills. I'm spending as much time as I can each day learning. With a degree in education, I know how to set up a learning plan. I know where to find information. To save money (and speed up the process) I am using my resources to gain new knowledge and hopefully a new career.
Yoga. It's become my stress reduction. My new form of fitness. And the way I clear my head and focus on thoughts that matter. Challenging poses or relaxing stretches. I'm in love <3
Paddle boards. Time for playing in the hot sun and in the Montana water. There was a fantastic sale that popped up in my "inbox" yesterday. The plan was to buy them in the spring, but I took advantage of the sale. I'll be welcoming new toys in about a week :)
My plan is to add to that Pinterest board as the year continues, and by this time next year I will be able to look back and reflect on what I accomplished, what I let go of, and what I have gained.
Happy New Year lovelies. What are your goals for 2015?
The frog leg. (took me a minute to figure out how to phrase that one. It's not a paw. Or a claw. Appendage sounds weird. It's not necessarily his leg...but it sounds better than hand...)
Anyway...I added that so you can keep track of what I am learning on Team Treehouse. Every time I finish a section or topic, I earn a badge. When I finish challenges or quizzes, I earn points. It's a great way to see what topics I am becoming proficient at and what others I might be adding in soon. The points are racking up and I am learning a TON!!
It was a long week. I don't know about you, but I am so ready for a weekend and some time to just "be". My plan is yoga, tech, and tea :)
There might be a few chores mixed in there. Like cleaning and grocery shopping. But those things definitely will not be my main focus!
I am still absorbing as much information as I can possibly find on Web Development. And I have been practicing. I finished a site for a friend. You can view "Moments by Sara Jean" live! It's even responsive for all types of devices which makes me very happy.
My goal is to have a few website packages available in my Etsy shop around the first of the new year. If you have something specific you would like to see such as graphics, color scheme, or a theme, leave me a comment and I will work it into my plans :)
I will also be creating a listing for a custom site. If there is an idea that you have been mulling over for awhile, now is your chance to put it into action!! :)
Are you still out there reading? This place has been abandoned. I can't really say that my interests changed, I just lost my mojo.
Then summer came along and I decided it was time to take a break after I finished a few classes and just play.
And I did.
We rode our dirt bikes, went kayaking, played on paddle boards, swam at the lake and river, soaked in hot springs, did yoga, and lounged in my new hammock anyplace I could think to set it up!
Now that winter is settling in...I am doing some "house keeping". My shop is updated, the blog and my facebook page have a new look, and soon I will be offering my services for Web Design and Blog Templates. I have been fiendishly learning and applying some new skills and I am excited to be adding to my abilities.
Hope you are all doing well...see you back here soon :)