Getting into the nitty gritty for my 2018 plan. And, I’m excited!! I’m using a planner from Dragontree called Rituals for Living Dreambook and Planner. I love it!! Learn about it here. (No, I am not an affiliate and do not make any money if you click the link or buy the product.)
What I love about it is that in the pre-planning I wrote my short term and long term goals and dreams. Even the crazy ones, the far out ones, the ones I would never tell anyone. Then I decide what I want to accomplish in the next year, three years, ten years, lifetime. Then I focus on the next year, break that down into quarters, then months, then weeks. Drill those dreams down to a workable plan.
2018 is coming.
Are you ready?
Do you have a plan?
What’s your vision?
I’m back!! I have no idea where this will go. But I’m planning my editorial calendar for 2018. I’m not sure if I’ll post much between now and January 1. But I do have a plan.
So, stay tuned.
And, I really have not given up on my writing goals. They have been adjusted, however.
More on that later.
If you’re still here, thanks. You deserve a prize.
Changing it up a bit from Friday Favorites to Fab Friday. Why? Just feels right.
Bought the Simplify and Intentional Life Planner downloads from Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog. She does amazing printables. While she offers many printables for free on her site, she does do some paid downloads a couple of times per year.
I’m working on goals, and how to get to where I want to be in ten years (or less). I don’t want to be at retirement age with no way to retire. Honestly, I’d like to retire from traditional healthcare early and enjoy life for a while.
So check out Abby’s blog. Check out her printables. See what you think.
How are you staying on track with your goals? Do you write them down with detailed plans? Do you have a vision board? What’s your scheme?
Last week was mostly a bust. At least after Wednesday. I did meet my word count goal of 4k words by bedtime Tuesday. I actually had over 5k! I did blog three days. But on the work out front? Big old fail. I did do my back PT exercises one day and about five minutes of a yoga video one day. But I was sick most of the week with a sinus infection.
So, let’s move from the land of unmet goals to the land full of possibility, AKA next week.
- I want end Friday with 10k words on my Camp NaNo project.
- Thirty minutes of yoga three days during the week.
- Walk thirty minutes three days during the week.
No reason I can’t meet those goals.
And, speaking of Camp NaNo, we have an awesome local leader who has planned many events for us throughout the month. Unfortunately I’ve only been able to attend one event. This morning she had us to her house for yoga and write. Three of us participated. We spent about forty five minutes doing some very gentle beginner yoga. Many years (a couple of decades actually) ago I practiced yoga on a daily basis. I realized today how much I miss it.
After yoga we did a thirty minute word sprint. So awesome to write with friends. Great fellowship.
Using Lisa Jacobs’ guide that you can find here, I spent a couple of hours this morning looking back over the past six months. Though the exercise is designed specifically for a creative business, something you could market on Etsy, I chose to use the exercise as more of a life plan check up.
It was eyeopening.
I was brutally honest with myself. I admitted that all I want to do is to write, not make jewelry, not weave chainmaille, not really anything else. I know the odds of making it as a writer. I’ve heard them all my life. That’s why I quit writing for so long. Why fight the odds? Why battle the fear, the procrastination, the anxiety?
Because it’s all I want to do.
I know the stats, and I know how hard it can be.
There was a lot more to the review. I learned a lot about myself. I wrote down what it is I crave in life. I think most people crave similar things-purpose, joy, hope.
I started a blueprint to help me reach some goals in different areas-financial, mental, spiritual, relational.
Do you have a life plan? How often do you review your goals and how to get from where you are to where you want to be? Are you living in fear like I have been most of my life?
One of my goals for the week ending was to resume blogging. I’ve done that. I’ve written my blog post due dates on my calendar. I posted Friday and today. My schedule will be Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday.
The second was to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo. I set up my profile and my project. I joined and became active in a cabin. Yesterday Camp NaNo launched. I wrote. Yay! My goal for July’s Camp NaNo is 20,000 words. Definitely a reasonable number.
I have three goals for next week.
- Continue working on my Camp NaNo story. I’d like to have at least 4,000 words by bedtime Tuesday 7/5.
- Work out at least four days-aerobic component all four days, weight machine work out on three of those days concentrating on upper body.
- Add a blog post Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
Did you meet your goals for this past week? If not what can you do differently to meet your goals? What’s on your calendar for the upcoming week? What project most excites you right now?
The first full week of my April goal plan is over. How did I do? Great! I met all my goals for the week-YAY!!
- I wrote 3676 words (goal -3000)
- I posted three times on my blog (goal -three posts)
- I worked on my short story on Tuesday (goal -work on short story every Tuesday)
- I decided to enter ICL’s novel writing contest (goal -make a firm decision by mid month)
Did you set goals for the week? The month? Do you have a longterm plan? Are you on track to meet your goals?