2017 goals

Jan. 2nd, 2017 08:59 pm
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My goals for 2017, in no particular order:

- Be more positive and grateful for what I have in my life, even when I'm sad for some reason (or no reason).
- Go to the gym (or do commensurate physical activity like hike, etc.) 3 times a week.
- Write at least 750 words a day.
- Write on original work 4 days a week. (3 days are allowed to be fanfic. Or more if I also write at least 750 words on one of the original works.)
- Hit my freelance income goal for the year (it's low, but it's my first full year full-time).
- Post to my blog at least once a month.
- Spend less time looking at social media (Tumblr, Twitter, FB) and more time doing useful things like practicing guitar, working on my calligraphy, drawing, writing, etc.
- Practice the guitar at least 5 days a week.
- Write down all the books I read in the year.

That last one is important to me because I get almost all my books out of the library, now, especially fiction... and I already have a tendency to forget most of what I read a few weeks after I've finished it. I think this is a tendency honed as an English major in college--it was only beneficial for me to remember the millions of books that I read for English, history, anthropology, classics, and assorted other similar classes for 10 weeks at the absolute most, and I read so damned many that it benefited me if my brain just dumped the info after being tested on them. ...Or it could just be that I'm a quick but not a very deep reader. Pick your poison. I can read a lot of books... but if you ask me the last ten books I read I'll probably get through three or four tops before going "Uhh.... and a bunch of other stuff?"

Then again, if you ask me what the last three movies I saw were I'll probably only get to two before kind of blanking, so maybe I just have the memory of a goldfish. Who knows. I'm not especially concerned either way. It is what it is, and it means I can reread books (and rewatch movies) quite happily if I like them.

Date: 2017-01-03 05:20 pm (UTC)
ruuger: Giles from Buffy with the text "Librarians do it by the book" (Giles - librarian)
From: [personal profile] ruuger
Write down all the books I read in the year.

Have you heard of Goodreads? It was what got me to reading 50-80 books a year again after several years of barely reading anything for several years (my profile is here). The best part about it is that not only can you log your books there, you'll also get tailored recs based on those books - I've found several new authors through the recs.


(and for movies there is Letterboxd

Date: 2017-01-06 09:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] schnurble
Wow, these are a lot of goals!

I don't make new year's resolutions because I usually don't keep them. I would like to read a book again, well a book that's not a picture book for children. Haven't done so since the boy was born almost three years ago...

Date: 2017-01-07 09:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] schnurble
I'm crossing my fingers that the freelance work will be a success!

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