January 14, 2013

what i’ll accomplish in 2013

I know, I know.  I need to do a list of goals.  Things that I want to happen in 2013 … and that I will do my very best to make happen … and at least just put it out “into the universe.”  Is it wrong to be thinking “blah, blah, blah?”  Yep, I think it is.  Oops.  

But the problem?  I like to be “in control.”  Don’t we all??  And, while I can absolutely pray, hope, dream, do everything in my power to do “X,” sometimes it’s just not always in my control.  Are you there, Margaret?  It’s me, Traci.  And I’m totally available for the AD100. Call me, maybe?  

I also subscribe to this philosophy …

 … so I’m just staying calm on the surface.  What that means — for the moment, anyway — is that, instead of giving you a list of goals, dreams and/or aspirations, I’m going to tell you what I’m going to do in 2013.  No ifs, ands or buts.  While all of these things will require a lot of work and a lot of help (read: I’m not really in control, dang it all), I believe God has given me the resources and support to make it happen.  So here goes …

(1)  I’m launching a fabric line.

(2) I’m finishing my first e-book.

(3) I’m re-branding (inspired by the new fabrics) and launching a new website (with limited e-commerce).

I think that’s going to keep me busy.  But, in the meantime, I will also work on my attitude.

Clearly, my “word of the year” — thank you, Layla and Tobi — needs to be DREAM.  Memo to self:

What will you accomplish in 2013?

Jesse Jackson graphic via TheRealMikeGriffin.com.  Duck graphic by ckLam Photography.  Dream graphic via Quote Book.    


  • Kathleen DiPaolo
    Jan. 14, 2013
    This is amazing, Traci! I'm up too early to do anything but be inspired by you! Thank you:). Xo, K
  • Leslie Hassler
    Jan. 14, 2013
    Traci - I can't wait to see your fabric line! And I love your word of the year!
  • Tawna Allred
    Jan. 14, 2013
    So excited to see what fabrics you have in mind! I've always wondered if my art background will lead to that, but I'm still working on getting the business to be profitable. The right things will come at the right time....when we're ready. I know you'll do great things. (And a creative with accounting/law background? That's the perfect combination)!
  • Nancy
    Jan. 14, 2013
    Wow Traci! Big plans this year! and Im so excited for you and best wishes for your success professionally, personally and spiritually. I know you'll succeed. xo Nancy Powellbrowerhome.com
  • Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES)
    Jan. 14, 2013
    Traci- Wow! Can't wait to see the fabric line. And a book too! How exciting! Go for it all - your drive to get there will make it happen, and our (the Universe, of course!) response to it all will make it a success, I'm sure! Will your fabric be Earth-friendly? I'm curious about all those "teflon" treatments... Let me know - I would love to feature it on my revamped blog (my big 2013 project!) Loretta
  • Liz Carroll
    Jan. 14, 2013
    Traci, I'm so excited for you and your new fabric line! That is wonderful!!!
  • Hannah Dee
    Jan. 14, 2013
    FABRIC LINE!!! YES!!!!
  • Linda
    Jan. 14, 2013
    wow! so inspired by you Traci and can't wait to see the fabric line!
  • Donna @ A Designer’s Perspective
    Jan. 15, 2013
    Wow Traci it sounds like you have amazing projects going on! Good luck and know you will do so well with all of these!! Look forward to seeing your new fabric line!! Donna
  • Marianne
    Jan. 15, 2013
    Can't wait to see your new fabric line! I know it's going to be a huge success!
  • Holly
    Jan. 17, 2013
    Rock on Traci!! I'm so glad I got around to reading this - way to be. And I can't wait to see what you have in store for 2013 - it will happen. Mmm...what am I going to accomplish in 2013? Have a baby and continue to build my design business little by little. I've been fortunate to pick up some clients through my other job and I hope for that to continue and keep building. My word for 2013 - GROW.
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