At the end of 2015 I was seeing a lot of people posting about what their word had been for the year and what their word was going to be for 2016. This is never something I have done before. I was looking over my 2015 goals and seeing which ones were met, where I fell short and why and beginning to really think about where I want things to go this year.
Last year I spent a lot of time working on client projects, but I spent a lot of time just running a business and continuing to learn how to run my business on my own. I have a lot of projects in the works and lots of big plans for Studio Em Interiors and Emi Marie Illustration + Design. What I discovered I was lacking was what I love most,the creativity that comes with these types of businesses. I am designing all the time so I do get to flex that creativity, but a lot of my time (and I mean most of it) is actually spent returning email, taking meetings, working on drawing sets, doing accounting and billing, or just working on some other type of office or computer work. The time I am spending creating new things is no where near where I want it to be and that is what was holding me back from reaching some of my goals in 2015.
Which brings me to this year, this year I am going to CREATE. By focusing on this I will be able to continue doing all the things I did last year, but advance all of that and get back to doing more of what I love to do. Getting to be creative every day was why I started doing what I do in the first place. This is going to be a year of creating new things and moving forward with all the goals I have in place for both Studio Em Interiors and Emi Marie Illustration + Design.
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