- continue with: yoga, guitar, feeling wonderful about birthdays
- get nothing to declare to a solid 5 posts per week. bring readership up over 150 individual hits per day
- get going on writing that monthly column
- finish writing my novel in february. edit the two parts together and decide what to do with it
- stay at present weight
number two: not so much. nothing to declare hasn't been given enough attention, or the attention i give it doesn't amount to much, or it's hard to get people to write without paying them. i don't check page hit stats anymore, and five posts a month would be awesome. i'm still really proud and motivated by this project though, just not sure where it is going, if anywhere. advice? suggestions?
meanwhile, writing-wise, i did start a column, though not monthly. and the novel hasn't been touched in a year. i picked it up a few weeks ago and immediately put it down again.
number five, check.
so, not i haven't been as goal-fulfilling as last year. perhaps i need to lower the bar? or check in with them more often? but it's not as if i didn't have a productive year; i did accomplish a lot of things that i'm proud of. i suppose this exercise is just a guideline -- the idea is to be flexible and encourage yourself, not get yourself down, right?
the other day my friend suggested a completely new way to set personal goals and work toward fulfilling them. i'm going to do my goals both ways this year and see what works better. method one: the old fashioned way. here we go:
- be a hard-working ox. earn more money, save more money.
- try to turn writing from a hobby into some form of career.
- write letters. specifically to grandma (monthly) but also to other people. use ink and paper to convey my love for my friends and family, whether over a short or long distance. keep a stock of notecards and stamps around and use them often.
- cry more
- revisit these goals more often
tomorrow, i'll frame these same ideas using method number two!