Before setting goals for a new year, I always start by reviewing my goals for the previous year.
- Host and have fun with the Push-Pull Quilt Along. – Complete!
- Be on the crew at QuiltCon. – Complete! In fact, this was really the last thing I did this year prior to needing to stay home for COVID19.
- Teach at QuiltCon. – Complete!
- Continue to blog 1-2 times a week as content arises. – Complete! This continues to be a good pacing for me.
- Being online less in 2019 showed me that I was over extended in the time I spent on social media. As a result, continue to engage on social media 1-2 days a week maximum. – Partial Success. Overall, running a business online means that I’m online, and it can be easy to get into scrolling cycle.
- Release 6+ new Quilting Jetgirl patterns and continue designing. – Complete! In total, I released 11 patterns, including 7 patterns that I hadn’t even designed yet when I made my original list below (Two Hearts Beating as One, Downstream, Dancing Diamonds, Pistils & Pollen, Mum’s Garden, Sky Full of Stars, Bokeh Quilt Along).
- Grow technical editing by continuing to explore new opportunities, especially as some businesses shrink or close. – Complete! It has definitely been a year of growth for me and I’m at a point where I will probably not be able to take on new clients to see how things settle out for a while.
- Traveling meant that I was not able to coordinate some teaching opportunities. Now that I am home and settled again, I am looking forward to exploring opportunities with guilds that are interested. – Complete! There was no way to know how COVID19 was going to affect everything this year, but I’m loving being able to connect with guild’s virtually through zoom lectures and I will start adding virtual workshop offerings in 2021.
- Work on finishing long term WIPs.
- Have fun with other new projects!
- Specifically, participation in the Modern Design Lab has been a great source of inspiration and new projects for me. – Complete! I loved being a part of the Modern Design Lab, but due to many reasons, the group disbanded in June. Since then I have gone down the rabbit hole of curved piecing and I’m so glad I am taking the time to explore and have fun in areas that are piquing my interest.
2020 Big Picture Goals
- Remember my overarching life goal of seeking mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual balance. – This is always going to be an on going thing to remember. 2020 has definitely been a year of needing to make adjustments.
- Continue to embrace the “seek rejection” philosophy. – I don’t know if I was as successful with this concept this year because there was so much drawing in to being home.
- Be gentle with myself. – Some days are better than others.
2020 Quilting Jetgirl Income Review
2020 has been a very successful year for Quilting Jetgirl. With the publication of 11 new quilt patterns, transitioning from traveling to teach (which has big expenses associated) to teaching virtually, and growing my technical editing work, I can say that I’m on the path toward being able to provide for the needs of my family in the upcoming years. And to be fair, the plot above was captured at the end of November, so I still have some potential income (and expenses) that are not fully captured.
I deeply appreciate all of you for being a part of my community and support.
Before I jump in with my goals for 2021, it’s time I share a big news / life update with everyone: my husband and I just moved. On top of such a strange year, an opportunity arose and we decided it was time to take a leap. We now call the big island of Hawaii home, and I will share many more details about this in the future. For now, just know that we have a lot of remodeling work ahead of us in 2021, and we can’t wait!
- Host the Bokeh Quilt Along.
- Teach at QuiltCon.
- Expand virtual teaching options to include more workshops.
- Continue to blog 1-2 times a week as content arises.
- Release 6+ new Quilting Jetgirl patterns and continue designing.
- Arctic Summer
- Rock Candy (March 2020 MQG pattern, will rename prior to release)
- Bokeh (full pattern at the end of the quilt along for those who were not interested in participating in the QAL)
- Maintain technical editing clients and grow new opportunities as time allows.
- Remember to have fun and try new things!
Linking up with the #2021PlanningParty.