GOALS: It's important to have goals. I think we like creating them at the beginning of a year because it feels so gosh-darn fresh. As if the day before wasn't just an ordinary day, but the Last Day of Doing Everything Wrong.
It's super-psychological, isn't it? Because, you know, we can make new rules for ourselves on June 12, September 23...whatever day we feel like reinventing our priorities. But somehow, starting on Day One of a new year feels better. Like, maybe we'll actually stick to it. June 12 is any ol' day, but January 1? It's a fresh start, baby!
That said, I have made myself a list. I'm starting it today...December 31. Because it's a Sunday. It feels ever more like a Fresh Start because it's also the beginning of a new week.
On my list, for those who identify with this whole "make new goals at the start of the year" thing, is my new schedule. Which is this:
Add five articles of clothing to sell on Poshmark every week.
Wednesdays - teach my writing class
Sun, Tues, Thurs exercise at gym or on treadmill (must clean off treadmill at home)
Monday and Wednesdays I am not working - Zumba at the gym
Sunday - record YouTube videos
Record what I am eating and stop eating foods with added sugars.
Writing Days: Saturday, Sunday, Monday and any other day I can squeeze it in
Do art as inspired or before days I will be in shows
Complete editing my three novels
Submit novels to five agents a week
Complete my screenplays and pilots
Submit to five agents/producers per week when completed
Start a monthly newsletter
I want to lose 10-15 pounds. I want to stop feeling tired and achy. I want to stop being so nice. Life as a doormat is unpleasant.
I also want to make some decent money this year because it would sure be nice to retire someday.
I also plan to post more updates on my site. And invite people to join my monthly newsletter.
By the way, this is all while holding down my full-time job and taking care of my younger teen (and cleaning up after my older teen and his friends. Sigh). We'll revisit and re-evaluate these goals in June. Maybe even June 12. Why not make that day important, too?