Yes! It’s time for the annual goal setting blog post! It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, granted, but I love setting myself challenges. I feel like this year I’ve gone a bit overboard so I’m going to throw a load at the wall and see what sticks. You know… like pasta!
These are in no particular order because I can’t be bothered re-ordering them! Sorry in advance if they seem all over the place!
Read at least 30 books – Last year I read a few books but nothing like my normal amount so this year I’m pledging to read 30 books. I’ve done 50 in a year before so 30 should be ok… right? I’m also going to be adding them to an ongoing list HERE so please keep up with me!
Write two screen plays – I have a hobby of coming up with movie ideas. I write them all down, naturally, and then never get around to actually working on them. I want to write two screenplays this year, or at least work on the treatments for them. Screenplay writing is something I’ve loved doing in the past so I want to make time for it this year.
Finish edits on two stories I’ve been working on – Always writing! I want to finish up two full length novels this year. I’m half way through both of them so… hoping I keep up with it.
Keeping looking for an agent – I don’t take knock-backs badly; an agent will be mine at some point!!
Self publish Etta 2 – Almost there!!
Yoga – I’m starting the year with 30 days of yoga, which I do every year. I’m not going to hold myself to doing yoga EVERY DAY but I’m going to try to remember it makes me feel better so… fingers crossed I don’t flake. I have a cool new yoga toy so yay!
Blog revamp – I am designing a new blog layout kind of thing… I’ll hopefully be unveiling this month. If not… at least by the end of the year! Chortle.
Photography – I hate how lazy I’ve become with photography. Phones do not take good pictures. I know this. Yet that’s basically all I do these days. My parents got me Lightroom for my Mac for Christmas and I’m excited to take big pictures, with good quality, and play around with them.
Music – I’ve not played my guitar in a few months so… eek. Just need to practice more so I shall!
Freelance copy writing – I’m signed up to a few freelance websites but I never go looking for work because money stuff baffles me and makes my head hurt. I need to get over that, though, so… freelancing it is! I want this year to be the start of making secondary income from fun stuff.
Road Trips – Now my boyfriend won’t be working weekends we can actually GO to places and just drive to fun places to wander around. I’m mostly just looking forward to going to the coast more.
Make time for friends – I’m awful at keeping in touch with people so I’m going to keep trying to keep in touch with people this year… If you’re reading this and I haven’t spoken to you in a while I’m sorry. I’m a butt.
Etsy Shop – It will happen. It will.
Book stall business plan – I have a common dream; open an indie bookstore. Because that involves business acumen I want to start small and open a book stall at a local market we have. I’m currently sorting out the technicalities so I might be able to do this by the end of the year.
Take long walks/hikes every weekend- I want to take Juno on more doggy adventures and I want to be outside more and get more exercise so… hiking every weekend sounds like a fun plan. Just got to get me some grown up walking shoes because converse do not a walking shoe make!
Keep on top of cleaning – I love cleaning the kitchen, which is good because it’s always a mess. I recently decided to wash everything after I use it. Mostly. So I want to keep doing this for as long as I can because it’s so much easier, y’know?
Play more games – Both board games and computer games. Forever.
I also have a little fun side project which should be on the blog soon and some other little bits and pieces going on which will trickle over here but… they’re not goals, so much as just work stuff!
So, what do you think? Too many? Probably but what’s life if not the place you get to set unrealistic expectations for yourself and then eat all the chocolate when it goes wrong? Exactly!