It’s June 21st. Can you believe it?!
We’re about midway through another year, and it’s probably time to reexamine our goals and see what needs tweaking.
For the new year I listed four things I wanted to accomplish, let’s see where I’m at…
- I’d like to get my screenwriting portfolio in order…finally. This, as always, will be a work in progress, but I’ve set myself up for the next 6 months with calendars on my wall for visual goal keeping. This, unfortunately, has been tweaked a few times already, but, I am happy to report that I’ve completed the pilot and written tons of new fan fiction* (the first three chapters are up now, if you’ve been following along, here). I’ve made notes for the rewrites, and hopefully by the end of the year, it’ll all come together.
- I’d like to learn to sew in order to make my first cosplay outfit. I looked into classes, but haven’t made the effort…yet. I still have 6 months to accomplish this. 😉
- I’d like to travel somewhere new. I still, yes, still haven’t found a new job. It’s getting kind of ridiculous at this point, so vacation having will have to wait.
- I’d like to read more. As I shamefully admitted previously, I didn’t read a single book last year. How did that happen? No idea. I accepted a challenge through Goodreads to read at least 12 books this year (a modest goal) and I’m happy to say I’m nearly done with #9. I’m ahead of schedule!
Besides finding a new job, I wanted to lose 10 lbs. I don’t have a scale, but I fit in my clothes again, so mission accomplished! I’ve been working out regularly for the past 6 months, something I haven’t done since my 20s, so there’s that.
All creatives learn that accomplishing our goals does not come easy, nor quickly. We have to put in a lot of time and effort to reap any reward, but if we keep persevering, we’ll get there!
Goals are meant to be changeable and attainable, so if you accomplish even a small goal, celebrate it and keep up that momentum! If you need to make alterations, make adjustments that best fit your schedule, but keep going. Achievements need to be recognized to keep us sane and motivated, so if you want to do a little dance or need some words of encouragement, let me know in the comments and I’ll dance with you!
Wishing you all the very best in your endeavors! Keep your chin up!
*You may be wondering how the fanfic works into my portfolio as a screenwriter, but for those of you who have been following me for a while now know, I want a job at Bioware! 😉