Monday, January 7, 2013

What would the Marchioness do in 2013?

What I've done so far...

The Family all got a cold on New Year's Day, and are still recovering. Good bonding time.

The Young People went to see the Hobbit in IMAX 3-D, finally, with my favorite group of dancers. I have to say it was totally worth the extra cost to see IMAX, for the first time, and 3-D, which really was cool(my unprofessional opinion).

Vague parameters of what I'd like to do in 2013:

I want to improve my sewing, and make more money doing it(because woman can not live on fabric alone). I was thrown into historical sewing by costuming needs, due to my dance group. Now looking back I can see my skills have progressed over the past three years, but they're still a little rough. It's also taking most of my work time, with very little monetary return. So I'd like to improve on that end, which probably means some degree of marketing. Which I've been avoiding like the plague, ever since the beginning.

I would still like to travel. Variation in life is good. I'm open to destinations and something always seems to turn up, but for longer trips the East Coast and Scotland are personal top choices. Finances will probably dictate an in-country location if I do travel; Russia really wiped out my savings. There are only two months in the fall when I'm really free to travel alone, but hopefully if it does happen I'll know for sure by May. Optional family trips this year are sure to include MO, IL, and TX.

Of course I always want to be improving the monthly public dances, expanding them and advertising to new crowds, and the performance group, in presentation and locations. We've got a good start on this already, with three paid performance days lined up and several new nursing homes. I'm hoping to hold a charity event in the spring and have a live band several times throughout the year, and improve the costume closet as well.

Those are the basics!


Lauren said...

Let me know when you think Montana sounds good! :)

The Marchioness said...

Hmmm... I hear it is really beautiful out there.