Is how I plan to be this year with my time.
The run up to Christmas was mad. Keeping an eye on three shops, three blogs, filling orders locally and a handful of items sold through a local shop didn't leave as much time as I would have liked for my family.
Don't get me wrong I'm very grateful for the work, but following a re-evaluation over the last few days I've realised that I've been spending time on things that simply don't work. At least not for me, they were simply time sucky wastes of time.
So they're gone.
See the Woods Designs Blog - Gone
Project 365 - Gone
See the Woods on Misi - Gone
See the Woods on Coriandr - Gone
I try not to be the type of person that will talk about something, but wuss out of actually doing it in the end so the second I made my mind up about what was and wasn't working. I deleted them, cut the fat so to speak.
I never finished the project 365 and honestly I'm not really sure what possessed me to think I could do it in the first place. That little half finished endeavour was just depressing sitting there.
The Designs blog was dull and not what I had intended it to be so it didn't make the cut either.
Go handmade was good with some brilliant articles but there are so many more brilliant zines promoting handmade that I don't think another one is necessary. It was a huge amount of work putting it together and to be honest I think my time will be better spent elsewhere.
And views and favourites aren't the same thing as sales. It'll sound particularly cut throat but spending time on a shop that doesn't sell anything is nothing more than a waste of time. Bye bye Misi and Coriandr.
So now I'm left with my Folksy shop, this little haven of mine and of course my foody endeavours. I can't survive without food and it might as well be good food that I enjoy:)
So yes, I'm being more than a little bit selfish where my time is concerned but I really want and need to concentrate more on my family and this year I'm going to be incredibly harsh on the things that take my time away from them. Basically if I don't think it's worth it (and it will really need to be pulling it's weight for me to think it's worth it) I just won't be doing it.
Basically I'll only be spending my time on things that make me happy and where it's appreciated. Selfish? Yes, but very much worth it.
From here on in, my top priorities are my family, my friends both in real life and online and my home. This rest can argue amongst themselves and find a slot in behind those somewhere.
I'm normally not a fan of resolutions but somehow I see this one sticking around for the long haul.