It’s really weird, getting into the groove of being productive again. The holidays always have a way of upending any routine I once had and disrupting the flow, so it always feels a little weird–not to mention intimidating–to get back into the swing of things once again. All morning, I’ve been bouncing back and forth between 20 different things and while it feels good to start working towards my goals again, at the same time, I’m also trying to not get stressed out and overwhelmed.
You know, like how this post was meant to go up on Sunday and it’s, ah, Tuesday.
But, I’m excited. I’m invigorated from the rest and relaxation. I have a lot of goals I want to accomplish this year and I’m ready to get started.
So, let’s, shall we?
Long-Term Goal: Write two new books and edit two books. Enter the query trenches.
Weekly Goal: Map out an online of the second narrative arc (namely, pick tropes I want to twist). Pick out some steampunk reads.
Long-Term Goal: Read every day, finishing up some old series and keeping up with new ones.
Weekly Goal: Finishing Age of Assassins. Read during my lunch breaks. Write review.
Long-Term Goal: Continue living a healthy lifestyle and shaping a body I love and am proud of.
Weekly Goal: Do body exercises 3x. Log food.
Long-Term Goal: Learn to have a healthy relationship with money and build my savings.
Weekly Goal: Reevaluate budget and get it to a manageable state.
Long-Term Goal: Reconnect with God and grow personally to live more like Jesus.
Weekly Goal: Look up some different devotionals and find one I like. Discuss with Mom and make a game plan of when to touch base (because she’s doing with this me *fistpump*).
Long-Term Goal: Find a reason to smile every day and something to get excited about weekly.
Weekly Goal: Get to Meridian in Horizon Zero Dawn. Have a blast catching up with old friends and at the fantasy football party.
Looks a little sparse, this week, considering we’re just getting started and there are no goals to report progress on from the week before, but I feel like these are some manageable goals to start out with. I’m trying out a new layout, too, of how to write out these goals…still trying to figure out how exactly I want to do that, so we’ll see if it sticks or if I change it up.
For now, here’s to 2018 and trying to discover–by creating–a better version of myself, one day at a time.