January 1, 2009
Last year, with the prospect of going back to work fulltime, I didn’t set any goals (getting dinner on the table and laundry done was goal enough), but what I didn’t expect was the amount of free time I had and the way I frittered it away. No goal, no plan, no results.
So here are my goals for this year:
- Read my One Year Chronological Bible — in one year.
- Get back to my prepregnancy weight and a bit beyond. This means I need to lose 15 pounds. I’m not completely sure how I’ll do this with a baby who still demands a lot of time, but I’ll work on it.
- Revamp my blog. It needs a bit of a face lift from someone who knows what they’re doing, don’t you think?
- Organize my home. When we moved in August of ‘07, we basically threw stuff in the house and jumped into a busy hectic life. So there are certain areas that are very unorganized and a number of things still in the boxes. I’d like to get some order back.
- I have a goal for my editing income each month, but of course I won’t share that. I’m also planning on getting into some of the social network sites out there to promote my writing and editing.
- This one I’m really struggling with — I’d love to finish Shelf Life this year. I’ve got about 10K done on it, and I like what I’ve got so far, but we’ll be homeschooling starting in January. (Oh, wait, it is January.) We’ve pulled our kids out of the Christian school they were in because we have the joy of two mortgages. Anyone want a vacation home in the Chicago suburbs? So next week I start homeschooling while I take care of an almost four-month old plus my editing and two other small jobs I have. So there isn’t much time for writing. But I’d love, love, love to get back to my own stuff.
And that’s about it. My next job is to break these down into doable tasks. I’ve got my Franklin Planner pages for the year, and I’m going to be using them much more than I did last year. I know I get a lot more done when I use them, and I enjoy my work a lot more too.
So what about you? What New Year’s resolutions or goals are you working on for 2009?