12 x 12 | almost there.

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Although I finished only seven items before the new year, I'm glad to say I will finish it all eventually.  I decided to stay with the existing branding I have and realized it would be near impossible to reconnect with my old roommates (I tried without avail).  So I crossed both off and am determined to attack the last item on my list, a visit Fort Point.  Because it's only open three days a week, I had a problem squeezing that one in.  Even though I didn't finish my list by the start of 2012, I'm glad I'll finish eventually.  I love finishing a list! (Below are pictures of my packages!)

My list1. Read 5 books 1/25/12 2. Sort/donate my clothes 12/24/11 3. Rebrand all my websites and marketing materials4. Send out packages to friends 12/21/11 5. Have zero emails in my inbox 12/28/11 6. Make a new friend 11/17/11 7. Knit more scarves 12/15/11 8. Teach someone something 11/6/11 9. Sacrifice something for someone 1/11/12 10. Reconnect with my old roommates11. Write a letter 12/13/11 12. Go to Fort Point

12 x 12 | Have zero emails in my inbox.

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I did it! And I can't believe I did.  Since the 28th I've successfully kept my inbox empty.  Before I emptied my inbox it was filled with emails I put off replying to or messages I needed to file or put into action.  I'm happy I finished this task before the end of the year.

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My list  
1. Read 5 books 
2. Sort/donate my clothes 
3. Rebrand all my websites and marketing materials 
4. Send out packages to friends 
5. Have zero emails in my inbox 12/28/11 
6. Make a new friend 11/17/11 
7. Knit more scarves 12/15/11 
8. Teach someone something 11/6/11 
9. Sacrifice something for someone 
10. Reconnect with my old roommates 
11. Write a letter 12. Go to Fort Point

12 x 12 | Knit more scarves.

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I decided to knit scarves before the end of 2011 because of a little hobby-turned-shop I started last year.  I love knitting.  It's entertaining and soothing and tons of fun.  The only problem was... in the past I knitted more scarves than I knew what to do with.  When a friend gave me a reason to knit (knitting her two scarves) I enthusiastically started my own little knitting sweatshop.  I finished her two scarves quickly but was disappointed I no one to knit for.  Then I had a brilliant idea.  I could continue knitting and sell the scarves I made.  So my shop Windsong Knits came to.  I finished the bulk of my scarves at the end of winter, so I waited until this winter to release the scarves.  Here's the first scarf I made last year for the shop.

And here are the three scarves I made for this 12x12 to do list. :)

My list 1. Read 5 books 2. Sort/donate my clothes 3. Rebrand all my websites and marketing materials 4. Send out packages to friends 5. Have zero emails in my inbox 6. Make a new friend 11/17/11 7. Knit more scarves 12/15/11 8. Teach someone something 11/6/11 9. Sacrifice something for someone 10. Reconnect with my old roommates 11. Write a letter 12. Go to Fort Point

12 x 12 | Teach someone something

So I finally crossed my first item off my Twelve by 2012 list!  Last night I shared a long overdue video chat with my dear crafty-kindred-spirit-friend, Ang.  I saw my favorite "little" bully, and we talked about all things under the sun, including photography.  She just received her first DSLR (hurray!), and I was eager/happy to share what I knew about photography.  I'd like to think I taught her a few things, but I'm hoping to continue teaching/helping people where I can.  I even have a (free) workshop in mind as way to share what I've learned thus far in photography. :)  Hurray.  

My list 1. Read 5 books 2. Sort/donate my clothes 3. Rebrand all my websites and marketing materials 4. Send out packages to friends 5. Have zero emails in my inbox 6. Make a new friend 7. Knit more scarves 8. Teach someone something 11/6/11 9. Sacrifice something for someone 10. Reconnect with my old roommates 11. Write a letter 12. Go to Fort Point

Twelve by 2012

I'm a huge fan of lists.  I have a bucket list, to-do lists, places-to-go lists, shopping lists and so on.  So I'm really excited to do this "Twelve by 2012" list that Danni of Oh, Hello, Friend started.  Basically, it's a list of 12 things I'd like to do before the start of 2012.  I tried to pick realistic goals for the next couple of months.  Pretty manageable, I think. Fun, huh?  Here's my list

1. Read 5 books 2. Sort/donate my clothes 3. Rebrand all my websites and marketing materials 4. Send out packages to friends 5. Have zero emails in my inbox 6. Make a new friend 7. Knit more scarves 8. Teach someone something 9. Sacrifice something for someone 10. Reconnect with my old roommates 11. Write a letter 12. Go to Fort Point