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A Little More Detailed with My Goals & Intentions for 2014

A Little More Detailed with My Goals & Intentions for 2014

Yes, it is that time of the year again. I know I’ve already blogged and blurbed a little bit on this subject but now I am going into a little more detail. I am blogging it now so I will have a record of it and can hold myself accountable. This is the year of focus and stability. This year, I will not spasm all over the place.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the upcoming year and what I would like for it to look like for me. And while doing so, I have also been forced to deal with what is left in December.

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Allow me to share with you and the rest of the big bad world of interwebs what my goals and intentions for 2014 (and the rest of December) looks like for me.

December 2014

  • Get my weight under a certain number. I don’t have far to go with this next milestone in my weight loss journey.
  • Write Morning Pages every day.
  • Workout at least four days a week.
  • Create goals for 2014

And now, my 2014 Goals

  • Write every day – even if it is just a sentence. Whether it be morning pages, blogging, or jotting down notes for essay ideas, I plan to write every day.
  • Erma Bombeck contest (deadline February 17, 2014) – and have someone critique and edit my work before submitting. FAILED
  • Creative Nonfiction contest (deadline May 31, 2014) The theme is “memoir.” Again, have someone read, critique, edit my work before submitting. FAILED
  • These are the ONLY two contests I will enter in 2014
  • Save money – The Gent found some sort of saving method on Facebook at the beginning of this year and he fulfilled his commitment, where I slacked off in March, and his savings is what paid for Christmas this year. Read more about this saving method at end of this blog post.
  • Participate more in See Jane Write events, in person, in B’ham. FAILED
  • Get the Nora Guild up and running.
  • Finish off my year-long baking/blogging challenge on Blog Fifty.
  • Participate in the third annual #bloglikecrazy come November 2014. And may that be the only blogging challenge for which I commit myself. I am saving myself for this particular blogging challenge because it is a See Jane Write event and it’s worth it.
  • Read, read, and read.
  • Blog redesign (and keep the damned thing – it’s already in the works)
  • Stay focused – blog for one year without expectation. DO NOT worry about marketing, branding, niches, or editorial calendars. Simply write.
  • Give ownership or management of the Rocket City Bloggers to others in the group. They are already doing a fine job without my input. 🙂 And I am glad. I still plan to participate in the gatherings and whatnot but that is the only capacity I’d like to fill at this time; as participant.
  • Create, organize, and manage a mini-blogging-retreat for the Alabama Women Bloggers. I plan to stay on as co-editor of the site as well. This one is iffy – the retreat. I’m not sure. Yes, I’d love to do it but I don’t know if I can.

I have other personal goals I would like to accomplish – to include family affairs – but I wanted to blog about my writing goals only, here on the blog today. Hopefully, I have covered everything I had in mind and remembered all that I wanted to do. If not, I suppose some tweaking could be had here and there.

For now, I want to get through December gracefully. It is manageable. I can do it. The goals and intentions for the rest of December are certainly doable. And I will feel accomplished and be filled with confidence to face 2014.

Okay then, thanks for putting up with me again about this whole end of year, New Year goal setting thing.

Here is the money saving method that The Gent found via Facebook at the beginning of this year. I don’t know the name of it but this is how it goes:

First week of January, put a $1.00 in an envelope.
Second week of January, put $2.00 in same envelope.
Third week of January, put $3.00 in same envelope.
Fourth week of January, put $4.00 in same envelope.

… and so on and so on …

At the end of the year you should have saved up something like $1,352.00. Like I said earlier, I quit sometime in March while The Gent continued on putting in his dollars. Imagine what we could have had if I continued on too. I will try harder this year.

Thanks,

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