Personal Reflection

My Goals For The Rest Of 2017

Since it’s somehow October, I figured I should lay out some goals for myself for the end of the year.

Schooling

I’ve been meaning to be a better student this year. I’m not sure if I’ll do anything differently, though. Work hard, work smart, and work well.

Reading

When I have busy, hectic days, reading tends to suffer more than anything else. I have sort of a binge mindset with books. But it’s tough to block out an entire hour or two to read. My lowball goal is to post at least two reviews a month, meaning I’ll need to read two books. I wish I was a faster reader and reviewer, but when it comes to reading for fun, I want to enjoy the experience. I rather not rush myself for no real reason.

Writing

Honestly, writing sometimes falls by the wayside as well. I’m not too sure what my goal is. I’ve been writing short stories and poems. All summer long, I’ve spent my mornings transcribing old work and editing current projects. I keep sending my babies out into the world. People keep rejecting them. It’s the life of a writer. In a way, I feel a bit lost. I have a lot of doubts, and so I’m not sure what I want right now.

Dancing

I don’t talk much about dance on here, although I really ought to. I’ve been having some great dance sessions as of late. When I told someone about it, she asked me if I’ll ever take dancing to the next level. I won’t. I’ve always danced for myself, and I’m mostly a self-taught dancer. But I’d like to continue stretching, dancing, and conditioning. I feel great. It’s fun. Besides, exercising my body doesn’t hurt my brain.

Blogging

Of course, I save blogging for last. It’s not something I talk about with people in real life. I have my reasons. I also have hit a bit of a weird phase creatively. I seem to fall into routines, ride the same wave over and over again. I hope I’m making sense. I’ve always wanted to write longer posts, but it doesn’t sit right with me. It’s just not who I am to be verbose and wordy. When I edit, I cut out a lot. I’d love to keep posting every day.

These are my goals. What are yours?

4 thoughts on “My Goals For The Rest Of 2017

  1. Ah, I love a good goals post! I think these are great. 2017 seems to have flown by. At this point, we just have to take it day by day. I’m actually trying to get everything done for the rest of the year so I can start prepping 2018. It seems early, but I like being ahead of the game. There are too many books to read, games to play, blog posts and stories to write… it never ends, lol.

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    1. I love yours. I feel the same way. I can’t believe it’s almost November. Exactly. Day by day, word by word. Oh, good plan. Exactly. There’s too much to do and only 24 hours in each day.

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  2. My first goal is to finish this hectic teaching semester. Then I will definitely make some changes after the holidays (I get a month off!). I did take a day off from my class at the college and do a guest lecture for a friend/former student-professor and that was a wonderful break (for both him and me and the students as well). Sometimes a change of voice can shake and liven things up! I think we have set a new “tradition.”

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