Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Goals for 2015


Well, in order to write this post I went and looked up last years goals. Hmmm. I guess I did okay on some and not so okay on others. And now I just want to copy and paste the whole list here and simply say, ditto. But I won't. I will think of new ways to say the same goals!

Top Ten Bookish/Blogging/Writing/Anything Goals for 2015

1. Keep blogging. I thought I'd never get to the point of wondering if I should keep up this hobby because I really do love it way too much. And while I'm no where near wanting to quit, I am thinking much more often things like... why am I doing this again? Is this still worth it? Where are my readers? Is anyone out there? Do I still have something to say? Etc. etc. etc. This year, I will keep blogging and stop thinking those dumb things.

2. Keep writing. Last year I had a great newbie writing year. This year, I would like to recommit do the writing thing and jump in even more over my head by going to more conferences. (I have already registered for one and have signed up for their boot camp which sounds at once terrifying and a blast!) This year, I'd like to get my last year's Nano story to the point of sending it out to beta readers. But first I need to understand what that even means!

3. Keep reading. I will continue to read the new and shiny books when I feel moved to. I will continue to read more non-fiction books. I will try to bite off a few more classics, because I truly miss them. I will continue to support local authors and read as much as I can from their piles.  I will continue to whittle away at the books I already have and try to finish up the series I've already started.

4. Keep being involved. Sometimes being involved in the bookish blogging community can be a bit stressful, but it's always fun and I'll keep doing what I've been doing. If something new and wonderful comes along, who knows if I might just add it to the list too!

5. Keep exercising. Well, I've gone in spurts on this, but I'm going to keep trying. Zumba, Fitbit, My Fitness Pal, watch out! And while I know this is not blogging/reading/writing related... it sort of is because if I don't feel like I've done this goal, I don't feel like I can do any of the others. Know what I mean? This one needs to come first.

6. Start quilting... again. I've been feeling very guilty seeing all my unfinished neglected quilting projects laying all over the place. Maybe somehow, someway I can figure out how to fit in finish up a few of those? Any suggestions, I'm all ears.

7. Start organizing. I am anxious just thinking about a couple of rooms in this house that have been piled high with crap. I need to purge and clean. As part of this, I need to finish up and put away scrap book messes that have been piled for years now. So sad. If only I could take a whole week or so and just do this then maybe I can concentrate more fully on some of these other goals!

8. Start a list book. I may do a whole post about this if you're interested. But in order to keep the creative ideas coming, I want to make lists, like in a obsessive, over the top way. I'm still trying to work the details out myself on this one, but there you go. A little teaser.

9. Keep working on stuff from my 50 Bookish Things list. Did I mark anything off this year? Yes! ComicCon and Nano! :) Next year? Maybe a vlog? Or a retreat? Hmmm....the possibilities!

10. Keep having fun. This was on my goals list last year and I think I'll keep here this year. What say you? We should all keep having fun, right?

Anyway, there you go for what it's worth. I love how the new year makes us all want to recommit to doing better, or doing new things or just doing. It's awesome.

If you write up a goals post, be sure to link up over at The Broke and the Bookish! 


24 comments:

  1. I think that is a good list of goals :)

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  2. I definitely share a couple of these goals! I think keep reading is the most important one for me, I've read hardly anything in comparison to previous years and it's only just hit me how much I miss it. Good luck with your goals for 2015!

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    1. Hollie: Most of my goals don't change as the years go by so Keep Reading will always be on there!

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  3. I've got to start exercising again. And I also have some organizing. I need to buy one more big 5 shelf book case to help organize my TBR pile. And then I need to rearrange my living room so that I can keep a better eye on my dog that likes to pee on things. Great goals!
    Check out my Top 10

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    1. Lisa: Buying new shelves is always fun!

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  4. Ugh. Stupid Google ate my comment. I was just saying I've decided not to have any goals this year. Too much stress. I'm just going to work on being happy and doing the things I love.

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    1. Jenny: But wait, I thought you said you were going to read and blog more again! THAT's a goal!! :) Good luck with that and just doing just you love because that sounds awesome too.

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  5. Good luck with all your goals :-) And yay - I hope you keep blogging because you so rock!

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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  6. Ugh! Google ate my comment too.

    I just wanted to poke my lurker head up and say that I'm here and reading and caring and just not commenting. ;) I think these are great goals, and I'd love to hear more about your list strategy. I love me a good list.

    Also, we should chat about the future of Utah Book Month, eh?

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    1. Jessica: Why is google eating comments. Dumb! Lists! That's all I think about lately! It will be interesting to see how that ends up...and yes, the future of UBM. What should we do?

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  7. I'm definitely interested in your list idea. I like lists too. Keep blogging!!! :)

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  8. I WANT YOU TO WRITE THAT LIST BOOK POST! Okay, enough shouting :) But I am exploring lists because of you and just thinking of using lists to generate ideas gets me SO excited.

    I love all of your goals - they're very similar to mine. I think I might use some of my Christmas cash to purchase a Fitbit - although, I've got some books on my wishlist that are calling my name. Decisions, decisions! But maybe we can be Zumba partners, long-distance? I have the Zumba DVD set too, and I haven't done a thing with them yet.

    The quilting thing - what about audiobooks while you're quilting? Not being a quilter myself, I'm not sure how much concentration you need while quilting, but I know I'll be making mandalas and collaging and other art journaling stuff this new year while I'm listening to an audiobook.

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    1. Belle: I will write a post... I hope. It's all a jumble right now. Let me know if you get the FitBit! AND... do you have the Zumba DVDs that come with that step thing? I haven't tried it yet. Anxious to see if I like it. How can we be Zumba buddies long distance? Let's do it!!! And yes, I should do more (some!) audiobooks. It would totally work while quilting.

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  9. sounds like a lot :) Just keep having fun, I think that's the most important one.

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    1. Kelley: It sure is and I will! :)

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  10. I definitely need to start exercising more! I always get lazy during winter. It's way too easy to sit reading with a huge bar of chocolate LOL!

    Good luck with your goals and I hope you enjoy lots of fantastic books in 2015 :-D

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    1. Sarah: Thanks! And good luck to you too.

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  11. All ears on how to fit in quilting huh? I think you answered your own question! Audiobooks!!! If I'm doing mindless cutting/piecing/ironing I can listen. Two birds, one stone. :) Happy New Year!

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  12. Excellent list! I plan on blogging and reading more this coming year, as I got sidetracked after my knee replacement and lost interest. Want to work on organizing too and have joined a declutter challenge to help me get back on track.Good luck with your goals! And Happy New Year!

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  13. We should definitely be having fun!

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  14. Awesome goals! My creative one would be to keep crocheting ... I go in spurts, but never keep it up throughout the year. Hopefully that will change. And definitely keep having fun! That makes everything else doable. :)

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