Wednesday, January 5, 2011

And they're off

Well, I've taken a few days and figured out what I want out of the coming year. I managed to do it in the first week, which is pretty good, considering that I had no idea what I wanted to accomplish when New's Years rolled around. I've finished evaluating my hopes for last year and my current situation and feel pretty good about where I'm going this year.

Instead of having super huge goals that I forget about before the end of the year, I'm going to have small, specific goals on a weekly and monthly basis. I hope that this will make it easier to keep track of my goals and also, easier to achieve them.

I know it isn't exactly writing related, but the big goals for this week are to set up a more regular schedule in my house. It's an important thing, though. I won't be able to get back to writing regularly if I can't manage my time. I need to make sure that my kids and house are taken care of, as well as getting enough sleep and taking care of myself. Part of that will be setting aside half an hour for writing and half an hour for blogging.

I'll let you know how it goes next week on Wednesday.

What are your goals this year and how are you going to accomplish them?


Lydia K said...

I have a bunch of goals--be healthier, and write, write, write!

Short term goals are important too. I need to make some of those.

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Sounds like you've got a good plan.

I understand the need to find balance in your life between family and writing and then there's the other stuff that creeps in.

Good luck! And Happy New Year!