Yes, I know that 2012 is almost over, so setting goals for “2012” might seem silly. However, after last week’s “Stagnate Kelley” post, I decided it was time to get my rear in gear and start doing the things I really want to do (by the way, thanks for all of your kind and supportive comments on that post, they meant SO much to me!). Then I read Elsie’s “Four Simple Goals (Before 2013)” post, and thought, “What better way to make sure I actually pursue the things I want to, than to post them on the internet where everyone can see them and keep me accountable?!”
Elsie suggested we choose 4 simple “activity oriented” goals. So, here are my four simple goals for the rest of the year…
1. Be Proactive With Blogging And Photography: I’ve decided (something that should have been obvious a LONG time ago) that no matter what I’m doing, I’m only going to get out what I put in. I may be a perfectionist, but that has NEVER meant that I’m perfect at something on the first, second, or even third go round. If there is something that I’m magically or naturally really good at, I have yet to find it. I’ve always had to work hard to be good at the things I love, and photography and blogging is no exception to this rule. Yes, I’ve come a long way, but there’s so much more I can do! So, my plan is to work harder and do even more with all things blogging and photography related this year.
2. Try New Things: Yes, this is scary, and yes, I will likely face many failures along the way, but I WANT to try new things. A few blog posts might flop, dinners made with new recipes may end up in the trash, I might end up in situations that I don’t fully know how to deal with, but I’m going to try!
3. Read: How often did I complain about all the books I HAD to read in college and dream about all of the things I WANTED to read? Well, now that I don’t have mounds of homework, reading of any kind has fallen off to the wayside. As somebody who is extremely passionate about learning and education, my lack of reading makes me sad! So, bring on the blogs, books, magazines, and more, I’m ready to learn something new!
4. Be Creative: This could mean being crafty, trying something new with photography (oh look at that, hitting goals 1, 2, and 4 all in one go!), working more with music, fixing up the house, putting together more interesting outfits, creating new recipes, and so much more! I always have the urge to be creative, but I very rarely do anything about it. I want that to change!
Do you guys have any goals for the end of the year? I’d love to hear about them!
-The Goal Making Kelley