We all make lists.
I like lists because they 1) help me remember things and 2) I have a sense of accomplishment when I can mark something off the list. This is particularly true with activities and goals. I like seeing a piece of paper with lines through items.
So with the new year rapidly approaching, I thought that I would put a list here on the blog…not that I have a tremendous following that cares. It seems like a natural place to put stuff like that.
Things I want to do better in 2012
So here goes…
1. Read more books, one at a time – I am a bad parallel reader. I try to read too many things at once. It doesn’t work. Best thing ever – Books on Audio for commutes.
2. Get more exercise – Yeah I know, this is used every year and I give up the ghost every March or so. Consistent, paced activity…that’s all I’m shooting for this year. I want to be healthy, shouldn’t you?
3. Make more money – I know that sounds materialistic. Be real, we all want that, especially in this era of poorly performing stock funds. Actually, I want to be a better steward of what I have been blessed to receive. In that way, it would seem like I am making more money.
4. Have some more poetry published – I do write because I enjoy it, but everyone craves acceptance. I’ve had one item published online (see links), and I’ve been notified that a couple of other poems will be also published online during the first few months of 2012. Stay tuned for more information.
5. Come up with a 10 year plan – I’m approaching what should be the twilight years of my career and I want to have more goals in my back pocket. New interests, travel, any ideas?
What about you? You hearty few who might stumble upon or follow this blog…:)
What are your goals? How do you feel about lists?
Happy New Year to you. I wish you the best in 2012. Work hard, have fun, and be safe.
Good goals, John! I may borrow a few of them, though I’ll have to modify number 4 a bit—no one in their right mind would pay me for my poetry!.
But I have one self-created deadline in January and my main aim for 2012 is to get my current manuscript in shape to send out. This is the year!
Sarah, I am not expecting to get paid for my poems in 2012…simply to be read by more than a handful of people. Maybe someday, I’ll have a pulitzer or be the poet laureate of Cuyahoga County, so they’ll have to pay me.
Feel free to borrow the goals. That means I can take some credit right? 🙂 Good luck with your manuscript. I’m sure you will meet your goals, and I look forward to seeing your book published.