I love the Timehop app on my Galaxy. Sometimes it reminds me of people with whom I’ve since parted ways and the good memories we once shared. Sometimes it makes me laugh quite literally out loud because the things I said in my early twenties are pretty much intelligible out of context–I must have been the Queen of posting inside jokes, I guess. So inside that even I don’t get them now, ha. The most important reason why I love Timehop, though, is because it reminds me of the things I wanted one, two, three years ago and forces me to think about where I am now in relation to those wants.
Seeing as though it’s the first month of the new year, one could imagine what most of my old posts were about. I think one was from my old blog–that I have since decided not to keep running–saying, “This year I will post more than just my New Year’s resolutions!” That never happened. My heart was clearly never in that blog. Some of the resolutions, though, were things I still want for myself and things I need to be reminded of because I haven’t achieved them yet. So, Adventurers, for today’s post, I am going to share with you my List of Five Goals for 2015. Not resolutions–no one ever keeps those–but goals. Attainable goals. Goals that I can feasibly reach by 2016.
1. Blog More
I’ve at least already started working on this one! A couple of friends of mine and I have been putting together a book blog called The Book Hangover where I can actually document the thoughts I have during my typical hours-long book discussions had over skinny vanilla lattes or wine. My heart’s way more into this than the old blog I had.
2. Write Something Every Day
Even if it’s just a haiku or a dramatic email, I just need to get in the habit of writing especially when I don’t feel like it.
3. Attend a Conference
The two I’m shooting for with this one are SCBWI Midsouth’s conference in September and then YALLFest in November. If anyone’s planning to be there, let me know!
4. Finish What I Started
Idyllmir‘s first draft, at the very least, needs to be finished this year. I’d like to surpass this goal and move into edits and final edits but I’ll be content with finishing what I started.
5. Learn More
I mean, I’m going back to school, but it’s not for writing, so I’m going to have to be responsible for this on my own. A friend recommended Margie Lawson’s lecture packets, so my goal is to get through three of these lectures.
Do you do New Year’s Resolutions? Goals? What are they?