1 year from now
This has to be one of my all time favorite quotes from Sophia Petrillo. She says it as she closes the door behind Dorothy who is leaving for a few days and has asked Blanche to keep an eye on Sophia while she's away.
In all seriousness, I feel like this saying can be applied to all sorts of life changes and journeys: moving to a new city, going through a divorce, having a baby, adoption, IVF, a death in the family, weight loss and essentially any journey that significantly changes who you are.
This week I was asked to articulate where I see myself in a year. This was an interesting question because if there's anything I've learned from the past it's that life definitely throws curveballs. LOTS and LOTS of curveballs.
Ideally, in a year, I'd love to see my company grow, making more connections with other creatives who love this show the way I do. I'd love to sell to more people and in more craft fairs and shows. I'm being realistic with my expectations (I think!) especially in the sense that that these things take time to grow. At the beginning of this year, I set some goals for myself and I definitely achieved a huge one back in May. Also, I want to build on social media skills and get a better understanding of the interaction especially as it pertains to my brand. I'm still feeling things out and getting to know followers better. I love building relationships with them because that's just how I roll, and I can't imagine being any other way.
Typically, the things that change us the most are not cake walks. They include lots of bumps in the road, but it doesn't it make it that much sweeter in the end? I think deep down people know how hard some of these changes can be, and it can cause fear which is the perfect excuse to not pursue big changes (although we usually mask it with some other reason.) Pursuing a dream, goal or deciding to walk through a very difficult time doesn't mean everything will always work out the way you want, but it does mean that you will always gain something from it. The challenge is sticking around to find out what that something is.
So I'll make some goals and aim for them. I'm sure challenges will come up along the way. I'll just remember what Sophia said, especially in really tough times and hope that if nothing else, it will help me laugh through it even just for a moment.
In friendship and cheesecake,