How to remember your New Year's Resolutions

January 01, 2016

Happy New Year! Made any New Year’s Resolutions? (More importantly ... have you figured out how you are going to remember them in a few weeks?)

2015 was an interesting and challenging year. I have always enjoyed learning. In fact, I have a secret desire to be a student for the rest of my life ...

I knew that starting a business would involve lots of hard work, but did not appreciate what an opportunity it would give me to learn new lessons every day. Seems obvious in hindsight, but it has been a really interesting journey. I love hearing from customers looking for advice or a special design; from the customer who wanted a bracelet with a Braille message celebrating her husband’s favourite sports team to the little boy with cancer that wants a medical alert bracelet that features Darth Vader.

The stories I hear back have been very rewarding. From Joanna who was pleased to find a medical bracelet that was edgy ... she said “some of them are so medical looking it would nearly bring you down to have to wear it.” To the grandparents in Canada who were so pleased to find a bracelet that their granddaughter would actually wear. They were worried about how she would communicate her diabetes and wanted something that was casual, adjustable and let her describe her condition in her own words.

I hope that 2016 proves just as interesting for My Bugle. Several of my new year’s resolutions relate to my business going forward. So the perfect way to make sure I don’t forget them is to keep my bracelet on my wrist. I made it when I first opened my doors, and it’s message is just as valid today. It’s a nice reminder of all of the people I have met and helped along the way.

Custom engraved bracelet remember New Year's Resolutions

I am also a sucker for a good adventure. I love that you don’t always know where you will end up, and am a firm believer that the journey is just as important as the destination. For me it’s just about living life. Really living it. Saying yes to opportunities and trying new things.

In 2015 I have been to Scotland, Morocco and California, and can’t wait to see what 2016 brings. So another one of my new year’s resolutions is to plan a girls’ trip. A mini adventure so to speak, between friends who could use a few hours to get away from it all...

Earlier this year I enjoyed using a bracelet to remind my husband of a special trip we made together. It features the longitude and latitude of where we got married. It was a big decision as we are from different countries, and live in a 3rd country, so there’s no way we could make the families happy! So 17 years ago we enjoyed a beautiful romantic trip and said our vows on distant shores.

I was so nervous when I made him a longitude latitude bracelet for our anniversary. Proper butterflies.

Anniversary longitude latitude bracelet wedding location

But he loves it! He’s even wearing it today for New Years dinner (In Scotland ... steak pie of course!).

Whatever New Year’s resolutions you made today ... best of luck in achieving them. Focus on your goals, some time for yourself, or enjoy a mini adventure. If we can help you with a bracelet to keep your resolution front of mind, just drop us a line. Best wishes for a healthy and happy 2016!

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January 05, 2016

Your bracelets are inspiring. I am not surprised at all that so many of your customers are so happy. If someone wants something a little more tailoured to their style you really show you care and take the time to find just the right one. Thank you.

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