GO BIG OR GO HOME. Why 2019 is a biggie for me...

Well, that was a Christmas.  Dancing & Karaoke happened, now the hangover has gone and I’ve enjoyed my break, it’s time to share my thoughts and plans with you for 2019.

If your eyes are busy and your ears are not, here is my blog post spoken for you. I listen as I work all the time so I hope it helps. With love, Sam.

4 mins long, or simply scroll down to read.


Go Big or Go Home, why 2019 is a biggie for me.  BloomCreatively blog by www.samanthabarnes.com

I keep coming back to this term in my mind, the thought is that I should go big or go home, uplevel, pull on my big girl pants and other sayings that I’ve come across over the past number of years that simply mean go bigger.

The last thing I did in 2018 was to get a coaching certificate, I learned in the process, how to help others remove the blocks that stop us from doing things we’d like to - of course, we learn as we do -  and those same blocks apply to me as much as anyone else.

Bloom Creatively is gaining traction and the feedback is good.  

In 2019 I’d like to:

  • Begin group coaching sessions guiding others back to their own artistry

  • Offer 1:1 Creative Coaching

  • Make Downloadable Worksheets & exercises that are both fun and encouraging

  • Offer out more of my Art Marketing Experience

  • Finish at least TWO books (already underway)

  • Organise some meet-ups to go and see some art galleries

  • Do much more for the wonderful NHS Staff by offering heavy discounts

This is going to be work-heavy to begin with and will includes some video work which I find uncomfortable - but it’s part of my work so out of my comfort zone I’ll step up.

I’ll need help too.  A good writer to make sure what I’m saying is tip-top and crucially understandable, a designer to deliver the goods in beautiful ways that are beyond me.  These are going to take investment and a large spoonful of courage make happen.

You can help me too.  At times I’m going to ask for your opinions and feedback, I’ll need to make sure I’m on the right track delivering the very things I’m being asked for.

My plans are coming together, if you can offer any thoughts and advice, please feel free to get in touch.  

This coming year I’ll be 48, by the time I’m 50 I want to be fully up and running.  It’s time for me to turn my experience and knowledge into a much bigger part of my business.  

I can help you to flourish creatively and it’s time I did so.

What are you going to man/woman-up to do in 2019?  I’d LOVE to know.

Sam x

Thank you to francisco-gonzalez of Unsplash for this photograph