Goals for 2019

Setting goals at the start of a new year is so cliché and honestly, I roll my eyes at them. With that said, here’s my goals for 2019!

The last time I posted was September 3, 2017. That’s a long time between posts and man, do I miss blogging. Considering all the ups and downs of 2018, I’m just going to skip last year and start fresh with 2019.

It’s really easy to get sidetracked anymore and push off writing. It’s also easy to make excuses for not writing and just say “I’ll do it tomorrow” or “I’ll do it on the weekend”.

I know, I’ve done that many, many times in the past 15 months since my last post.

So, I’ve decided to make a little online checklist for myself which I’ll then revisit at the end of the year to see if any of the goals I set were reached.

In no particular order:

  • Post more. Ideally, I’d like to post about 2x-3x a week. Realistically, it might be 1x one week, 4x another. So I’m setting a goal of at least 8 posts per month, more with time permitting.
  • Write more. This is in addition to posting to the site; I really need to get back into writing that Great American Novel that I keep putting off. Hell, I might even share snippets here if anyone is interested.
  • Become better organized. I used to be great at remembering everything without writing it down. Now that I’m older and <ahem> wiser, well, jotting down my thoughts doesn’t seem like a bad idea.
  • Photograph more. It’s been close to 18 months since I last used my camera for anything (cell phone doesn’t count). When you spend $700+ on a decent DSLR camera and lenses, it’s probably best to put them to good use instead of letting them collect dust.

That should be about it for now. I may add to this in the future if I can think of anything else. Right now, the focus is on simplicity and being realistic.