2018 Let’s Do This!
Seriously, where did 2017 go?! Change is a good thing and I’m welcoming 2018 with open arms. I can’t start 2018 without setting some goals for myself. But before doing that I need to take a look back at the goals I set for myself at this time last year.
I set six solid goals for myself and I can say that I 100% accomplished half of them. I successfully created a playgroup for moms (no kids allowed, and we meet at the bar), took a beauty class to learn a new technique, and one of my biggest and first to accomplish was the revamped of my blog.
Besides my silly DIY project that I will get to someday, my other goals are a work in progress. A healthier lifestyle (the struggle is real for a mom with little ones) is just not happening these days. I may continue to eat Kraft Mac n Cheese with a glass of wine for dinner and not feel bad about it but I will also try to wake up and go to PiYo Saturday mornings more frequently.
The writing of my children’s book needs more time and work. I’ve discovered that I have issues with follow through, or maybe it’s commitment issues, or my inability to make decisions, but I have trouble finishing my books. I have several that I have started over the years, but I just can’t seem to wrap them up. I revise, revise, revise, yet never come up with an ending. However, in 2017, I started a whole new one, that actually has an ending. I really love it but it needs a bit more refining and maybe some peer editing if I can overcome my fear of failure/embarrassment and let someone else read it. I have also started to research the next steps, how to go about submitting my manuscript and finding a literary agent. So, I have made a plan for myself (with post-it reminders on my bedroom mirror) complete with dates, for accountability.
Since working on getting a children’s book published is such a huge task, and my writing time is a little limited these day, that may mean that I have less time for my blog, but don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere! However, you may see me more on Instagram than you will writing blog posts.
I want to be realistic about my expectations for myself so I’m going to keep the rest of my goals simple for the coming year. Plus, it goes without saying that I want to grow my blog, get more sponsored posts, and collaborate with other fabulous bloggers.
Goals for 2018….
- Find more time for myself to simply write. Whether it’s for my blog, my book, or something personal
- Be more organized, set a blogging/writing schedule
- Last but not least, by December 31, 2018, finally get a book 100% complete AND actually submit a manuscript
Wish me luck! What are your goals for 2018?