It can be so beneficial to look back and take note of everything you’ve accomplished in the past year. I encourage you to make a list of all the good, exciting, unexpected things that happened for you – it can be big important events or seemingly small compliments that really made your day.
Then whenever you’re having a bad day or wondering why the heck you haven’t quit yet, read over your list and get an extra boost to keep doing what makes you happy and fuels your soul.
In looking back over this past year, there have been so many new projects, online friendships made, and hopefully you’ve been inspired to be more creative and try new techniques. Here’s a brief recap of what happened at GITG in 2019:
- One of the most exciting things was the release of my first book, published in June – Amazing Furniture Makeovers: Easy DIY Projects to Transform Thrifted Finds into Beautiful Custom Pieces. Thousands of aspiring furniture artists around the world have purchased AFM already, and if you’re one of them – I sincerely thank you!
- Amazing Furniture Makeovers‘ release led to my first TV interview and several magazine features including American Farmhouse Style, Flea Market Decor, and more. Learn more here.
- I finally started adding short video tutorials to some of my blog posts – I hope they’ve been helpful to you!
- Among all the new furniture makeovers and DIY decor projects, I published more content about running a successful creative business: How to Get Accepted as a Craft Fair or Vintage Market Vendor, Portable Display Ideas for Markets and Fairs, and Email Marketing Tips for Your Creative Business.
And now for the fun stuff – let’s count down the top ten most popular DIY projects for 2019, in case you’re new around here or you may have missed some posts earlier in the year:
and the number one most popular DIY project for 2019 is…….
My goals for 2020 are to write more helpful tutorials for budget friendly projects, inspire you with fresh ideas, help you start and grow your own successful business flipping furniture and decor, and guide you to become a rockstar at selling at vintage markets, craft fairs, or your antique booth.
If you’re on my email list, look out for a survey soon where you can give me specific feedback and ideas for ways I can help you even more. I want to make sure I’m creating valuable content that you want to read!
Let me know what else you’d like to see more of here at Girl in the Garage in 2020 – and I’d love to know if you agree with the most popular DIY projects list above. Leave a comment below – I promise to read and consider every one of them.
I also found this awesome meme to inspire you for the new year:
Wishing you a fabulous new year with happiness, health, and success, my friend! I pray that you always feel appreciated, confident, and loved. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for following along with me here at Girl in the Garage!
Talk soon! – Jen
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