so, all over the web i’ve seen people reflecting on the previous year & expressing their hopes for the next. i thought it was actually a very good idea.
2009 wasn’t a fantastic year for me. there were some very good things, but the bad things far outweighed it. i had the grandest of ideas & plans, but ended up spending most of the year running in the same place, not really achieving anything. & of course i wasn’t in school or anything before september, which was a whole world of bad. i did learn a lot in the last year though, mostly things i shouldn’t do. that’s how i know 2010 will be amazing.
♥ get back in shape &, more importantly, stay that way
♥ get my own domain & website (as much as i love wordpress, it is pretty limited)
♥ make 70+ new things to sell
♥ have at least one (semi-)professional photoshoot for my clothing
♥ invest more in my little clothing business & turn it into a real, registered one
♥ write 364000+ words of fiction
♥ write 52+ blog posts, excluding things i’ve made, tilt & ff
♥ read 78+ books
♥ get back into art & make 20+ drawings/paintings/mixed media things
♥ learn a new craft
♥ completely master photoshop
♥ get a driver’s license
♥ learn to save & put 600 euros i earned myself in my savings account
♥ find another way to earn money
♥ learn to speed-read
those aren’t all of my goals for next year, just all i feel comfortable posting on the internet. & i will probably add more/tweak some throughout the rest of the year. have you noticed how very measurable all of them are? yes, even the first; when my old pants comfortably fit me again & i can run up our stairs without gasping for air & nearly dropping dead on a neighbor’s doorstep (i live on the third floor), i’ve reached that goal. goals are a lot more real & reachable if they’re measurable.
aside from those goals i would also like to get rid of old, bad habits, like procrastinating & avoiding things, & develop new habits, like generally being organized & doing promotion work daily.
ooooooooh, i’m so excited for the new year! & for this one to end. now the only way to go is up.
a very happy new year to all of you! thank you so much for still reading my blog! i love you! good luck with your own goals! & if/when you get thwarted in the reaching of those goals, stick to them anyway. i’ll do the same.