Eliminate blogging backlog
My blog stats as of this date are as follows:
k00kaburra: 421 entries
fashion_piranha: 105 entries
I'll have to put some serious thought into how to achieve this, but just because I've failed at this resolution several years running is no reason to give up, right?
Get my weight to match my driver's license.
I'd like to weigh 105 pounds again. When I put that on my driver's license, I was lying – I think I weighted between 98-99 back in freshman year of college. I don't need to be quite that skinny again, but I liked how I looked back at 105.
I'm about 10 pounds above that now, and it feels like all of that bulk has settled into my gut. I've made resolutions about increasing my exercise and eating better, but I feel like it'll be easier to keep my eye on the prize when I have a concrete number to focus on. So goal #2: 105 lbs.
Roam and ramble the world a bit.
Thanks to my new job at HB's, I've got a trip at the end of January. I'll be attending a bookselling conference in Denver, CO. That's pretty exciting to me! But I don't want that to be my only adventure this year. There's Book Expo America in Chicago in late spring and Children's Institute, another bookseller's education session, in Orlando about a month after that. I really hope that I can attend both of those.
I'd also like to take at least one major trip with Seanie this year. Maybe a road trip back to Boulder, UT in the fall. We could take a week off and do a bit of the National Park grand circle tour. Zion, Bryce, Arches, Grand Canyon. Or maybe we can save our pennies and fly somewhere new, a place neither of us has been before. Maybe a cruise in the Caribbean? Seanie would like that.
This is a second-tier goal this year. Given the time I have available, I don't think I can focus on more than one creative project a time. Blogging will take priority until I'm caught up. My hope is that once I AM caught up, I can use that time that was once reserved for writing for more creative projects like painting in the backyard or getting myself back into a ceramics studio. Making art costs money, though, so while I'm walled up at home writing those endless blog posts I'll stash away some fun money.
Four goals? That's a good start. In the past I've added extra if I've wanted them, but often the result would be that I ignored older goals in favor of the new ones. So let's keep the number low and focused.