Hello friends! It’s hard to believe, but we are already in the middle of January. It’s that time when everyone makes their resolutions and sets goals for the year, and this year I wanted to try something different. I often set goals at the beginning of the year that are vague and unspecific, and also many times are not totally within my control. This year I decided to come up with some more concrete actions to take throughout the year. Things that I can measure and actually check off my list as I accomplish them. I think accomplish is the important word. These are all things I have full control over, it’s just a matter of me actually getting off my ass and doing them. So that’s the plan! Get off my ass and do it! Here is my list!
I think most of these bad boys are pretty self-explanatory, but some of the ones I want to focus on are reading all the books I own, and finishing revising/writing my manuscripts. I probably own at least thirty books that I haven’t read yet, and right now, I am broke as a joke, so no more buying new books allowed! Making this one of my things to accomplish will hopefully help me control my book spending. Now, I will receive at least one new book a month from Owl Crate, plus any more that I am offered in exchange for reviews. Those will get added to the list. I also really want to focus on finishing my writing works in progress because I am really looking to grow my income (see broke as a joke, above) and this could be one possible way to do that.
In addition to focusing on work tasks, I also have some home organization goals to complete. I started a mini makeover on our living room and kitchen last year, but I still have a few projects to finish to complete the look. I also really need to do some serious organization in my office so that I have a functional space. Along with that, I need to dedicate some more time to crafting this year as I hardly did any last year. Not only does crafting relax me, but my DIY posts continue to be some of my most popular, so I need to come up with more!
I want to post at least one selfie or video a week to one of my (too many) Instagram accounts for a couple of reasons. Mainly, I just want to become more comfortable with putting myself out there and speaking in front of people. Even though it’s not actually speaking to people, it still kind of counts. I also know that when I make the time to do these videos or photos, I make sure to take care of myself a little better, and that’s always a bonus.
I’m looking forward to some new adventures, and really looking forward to accomplishing some major goals! Here’s to making 2018 a productive year! What are you hoping to accomplish this year?