I’ve always admired people with long lists of goals that they blog, crossing them off one-by-one throughout the year. Since I’m still trying to get back into my life after my unfortunate seven or eight months, I thought it was time to do the same for myself, pushing myself along.
The first list, the first I got stuck after ten, which made me realize that I was being too big, too sweeping with my goals. After all, the point is to be able to complete them, right? So I started over focusing on the measurable and manageable; although are a few that are more inspiring than concrete.
- Help Gary get an apartment – Gary is the nicest, most-useful friend ever. He took our wedding pictures, built my website, helps everyone move. And he needs an apartment and could use some help.
RunJog a 5k
- Visit Miranda in Madison
- Make Charlotte’s baby’s quilt – Charlotte’s mom was the most amazing artist and nicest person. She died of cancer last year, unexpectedly and way too young, and her family gave me her fabric. She’ll never meet her grandchild, but I can pass a little bit of her on.
- Get my reading list to under 450 books – you don’t want to know
- Finish my cross-stitch pattern
- WORK ON FEELING BETTER – not small or measurable, but important all the less
- Make a fruit cake – I’ve been trying to do this for years even though I don’t like fruitcake
- Create/update my portfolio
- Get someone to hire me for a UX project (paid or unpaid)
- Earn $X – where X is a reasonable amount that I have made in a previous freelance year, but am not currently on target to make this year.
- Write 52 blog posts (e.g. weekly)
- Create wedding album
- Scan my mom’s family’s pictures – one of my two suitcases from my family trip was just family photos
- Scan my dad’s family’s pictures
- Make a list of IMPORTANT birthdays and card/call/celebrate – I’ve tried to do this in the past but included way too many people; this year, I’m focusing small and doable
- Finish up my back room project
- Decorate the living room
- Finish going through/clearing out my books
- Go on and document twelve (day+) trips – this isn’t as crazy as it sounds, we’re going on two this weekend; I’m look forward to making so much progress on something so quickly. Route 66, AZ.; Apple Picking; Madison, WI;
- LEARN TO STOP HATING THE CAMERA
- Finish knitting my first sweater
- Volunteer at least monthly
- Learn how to use some sort of photo software
- Get a non-Chilean-economist editing client – please, oh please. I love my economists but I need a little variety
- Get a new market research client – again I love my current clients, but you can learn so much working with different clients; everyone has a different way of doing things.
- – 31. currently unoccupied – for future goals or maybe like the free box in the middle of the bingo board