After a nice break from work to focus on family and the festivities we are back and raring to go. It has taken us a few days this week to get back into the swings of things and we are now ready to plan for the year ahead.
Anyhow before we get ahead of ourselves I wanted to share an insight into our Christmas, we maxed out on the vintage mix and match crockery for our dinnerware and went a bit crazy with an 8ft tree…..
The decorations were swiftly and prematurely dismantled when our little one, who had done so well to fight the temptation up until New Years Eve, decided he could no longer resist reaching into the tree to swing the baubles and pull on the lights and snowflakes!
Anyhow back to 2017, what’s coming up…..well we have a couple of sourcing and buying trips planned in January which is exciting, you never know what you will see the potential in and bring home to renovate. We had a busy December in the Etsy store so stock is a little low and I can’t wait to get my hands dirty unearthing lots more vintage treasures.
I have been thinking a lot about motivation, how to get motivated and what motivates us and others. It has only taken a couple of days for us to get back into work mode and to get the buzz again feeling excited about what’s to come in 2017. As with any job and most things in life, you get out what you put in and with events planned around key times of the year and new product offerings in the pipeline, I have never wanted to succeed more and that is motivation enough.
Not usually one to set New Year resolutions I have this year decided on some realistic goals which are challenging but achieveable. On a personal level this includes improving fitness levels and work wise we have set key milestones to meet throughout the year. This will keep us on the right track and ensure that when motivation levels dip, as they inevitably do at some point for most people, we can remind ourselves of the overall picture and master plan!
I am interested in what motivates you and how you stay positive when things get a little tough, feel free to comment below…
In the meantime I wish all of our readers, followers and customers a very healthy, happy and prosperous 2017!