2014 Bucket List

At the beginning of the year, instead of making New Year’s resolutions, I like to make a bucket list for the upcoming 12 months.

Happy New Year!

I have three general things I want to focus on this year:

  • My new graphic design and illustration career,
  • Staying in touch with friends and family better, and
  • Going on more adventures.

More specifically, here are the things on my bucket list for the year:


  • Graphic Design job
  • Freelance design work
  • Attend as many Design Madison events as possible
  • Refresh my web design skills


  • Draw more, daily, if possible. Fill up some of my unfinished sketchbooks.
  • Design more illustrated maps
  • Do some licensed art – fabric, gift wrap, illustration, children’s book… oh, the possibilities!
  • Enter a Spoonflower design contest
  • Spend more time and energy marketing my stationery shop


  • Send more handwritten letters
  • Dejunk
  • Pay off some bills
  • New windows for our house
  • Get a newer car for Dave
  • Take a trip. On my list for the year are dreams of traveling to Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, or Vancouver.


  • Read more. I’m excited for the new books on my nightstand: Onward, The Book Thief, The Snow Child, and The Sweet Life in Paris.
  • Start up my exercise routine

What are you looking forward to in 2014?



  • Sounds ambitious but doable! And I vote for San Francisco! 🙂

  • You are nicely organized in your thoughts. Good job!

    I am looking forward to meeting my daughter,seeing Ayden interact with his baby sister and focusing on family more this year than ever before. My goal is also to manage my time better for sewing and time with God in study.

    Happy NEW YEAR!!

  • Yes please keep San Francisco on your list. We will drive up and have lunch or dinner. Also mark wants to hire you for some design work. We will talk soon. Happy new year.

    • Thanks Cindy! That would be fun to meet you in San Francisco for lunch or dinner. Let me know what you guys need for design work. Happy New Year to you too!

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