Let's take ice skating.
During the holiday break, I spontaneously decided to ice skating. I hadn't ice skated in about 30 years. I was never any good at it before and I was nervous about doing it, but thanks to help from two friends, I completed one loop around the ice.
I felt proud and energized.
I do make new year's resolutions but I also like to review my goals for the year. It's taken me about a month to refine my goals.
At first I made a big list of everything I wanted to have happen this year. Then I realized there were some things on my list that I might not reach no matter how hard and how smart I worked. After a second look, I realized there were some things on there that couldn't really be measured as "done" or "good." They were just too subjective or ongoing.
So I divided my goals into different kinds of lists. Here they are:
Things I can complete
- Run six races this year (As of today, I've done 1!)
- Finish my YA manuscript
- Finish the Rosalie manuscript
- Go camping
- Co-Read a book with each kid
- Bake something new
- Go for a group run
- Attend a new conference
Ongoing things I want to do well:
- Moms volunteering
- SCBWI volunteering (Now I'm the RA!)
- Writing coach
- Writing club
- NHSC (Just the spring season)
Stuff I will work hard on but can't guarantee:
- Find the right agent
- Write more for the educational publishing market
- Continue to write for Highlights - Achieved in Feb 2019!
- Continue to write for Cricket magazine