Celebrating 5K with Misty

Welcome to Misty’s 5,000 YouTube Subscriber Celebration Hop!

I am super honoured that Misty asked me to participate as it has been a hot minute since I posted to YouTube and/or blogged!

Before I get into the content I created, let’s make sure you’re set up for success on this hop. If you somehow magically stumbled upon my blog with no clue that there was a hop going on … what?! and Welcome! There’s a hop going on! LOL. You can find all the details (including the giveaways) on Misty’s YouTube channel. And here is the list of hop participants.

Hop List – YouTube
Misty — YouTube.com/@craftysoupvideo
Alison — http://www.youtube.com/@AlisonDayDesigning
Jody — https://www.youtube.com/@FloppyEaredFarm
Tara — https://www.youtube.com/@thepapersnob
Nikki — https://www.youtube.com/@nikkisscrapbookingadventures
Scrappy Kathy — https://www.youtube.com/@scrappykathy

Hop List – Instagram
Ryann — https://www.instagram.com/scrapbookjoey/
Brandi — https://www.instagram.com/scrappy.boymama/
Tina — https://www.instagram.com/tinamcmmvr/
Laurie — https://www.instagram.com/scrapbookingbits/
JoJo — https://www.instagram.com/scrappyconfessions

Since Misty is celebrating such a major accomplishment which is the culmination of years of working diligently towards this goal, we are all talking about Goal Setting. I have no idea what any of the other participants are going to be presenting as far as projects. I imagine there are going to be so many exciting takes on setting goals, achieving them, and about celebrating them. I can’t wait to be inspired myself!

I tend to fall into “set lofty goals and then fail to establish a clear path to accomplishing them, so get frustrated and give up” camp. I do better with themes, or ideas, rather than hard, black and white, “show me the money” type goal lists. If you also fall into that sort of camp then let me show you a couple of projects that DO work for me.

Click the image below to view my video on YouTube.

Here is the finished Vision Board.

I love the process of creating collages like this as I never know where they are going to take me.

To give you a bit of perspective, I am currently dealing with the closing of my arts & crafts store. I opened it 3 years ago with a friend and it’s been one hell of a ride! Our community has embraced us and supports us, and the messages I am getting now that we have started to announce publicly are so heartwarming. But not enough of the local community knows we are here and in the current economic situation, we can no longer sustain ourselves. So, we have to close.

There is a lot more to the story than that and I think I’ll resurrect my Words on Wednesday posts to tell the rest. For now, suffice it to say, 2024 has been TOUGH! As I stare down the barrel of selling off and packing up in 6 weeks what has taken me 4 years to build, I am heartbroken. And yet also, relieved in a way.

Now I get to plan out a new path for myself. Taking all that I have learned, all the connections I have made, and molding something new is exciting! And means it’s the perfect time for some more Goal Setting!

At the start of my video I showed you my One Little Word binder and confessed that I never made a page for my Word this year. In December of last year I was feeling the word ‘FIFTY’ but now that all this other stuff has happened, that seems less important. Don’t get me wrong, I still want to lose 50lbs, walk 50km a month and get rid of 50 bags of stuff from my house … but as a focus, it seems too trivial for everything else that I’m feeling now that 2024 is underway.

So where does that leave me?

Well, when putting this together I added a word to my board that has started to crop up over and over in my mind. Take a look and see if you can guess which word it is. (Hint: it’s barely in the frame.)

The word is ‘OPEN’. Not a word I had in any way entertained in the past but after cutting out and gluing down that word it just started whispering to me.

I want to be open to possibilities.
I am excited to see what doors will open for me.
I want to re-open a store at some point in the future.
I want to keep my heart open to my community. To what I’ve built and am in the process of building.

I’m not saying I’m going to create a OLW page yet, but you never know.

Here’s another look at some of the details.

When I went back through the magazines I found new words to incorporate, like the ‘shop like a local’ phrase. If I’d not taken the time to stop, slow down, and look again at my resources, I wouldn’t have found this. My Vision Board would have been fine, but this way it’s more complete. A better reflection of all that I want to embody and accomplish as the rest of this year unfolds. And adding in those graphics from my scrapbook paper scrap bin really help tell the story.

I think this part of the Vision Board is my favourite. It’s all about relaxation, decompressing, taking time to breathe and return to centre. These are all things I am looking forward to doing this summer once the store is shut and that part of my Entrepreneurial Journey is over.

Don’t get me wrong, I also plan to be in crazy creation mode and working to get this website to a place where I need it to be to support a more online craft store and class hub. It’s actually very exciting! I can’t wait to hop through everyone’s projects today and learn new and, dare I say better, ways to goal set.

Thank you for coming to read the words and not just watch the video. I appreciate that.

If you are curious about my Arts & Crafts store you can check it out by clicking the link. We will be starting our inventory clearance Wednesday May 1st at which time you may find one or two things you didn’t know you needed. We are happy to ship across Canada and to the US, but at this time can’t ship internationally. I thank you for shopping small and encourage you to shop local, shop small, and only shop big box when all other options are exhausted.

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