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Goals for 2018

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Usually, when the new year rolls around, I’ll make a list of 20+ goals I want to accomplish that year, and then I get overwhelmed and not tackle a single one. This year I want to keep things simple. There are 3 major goals I want to accomplish this year plus few smaller ones. I’ll be treating these smaller goals almost like monthly challenges rather than year-long goals.

  • Write a screenplay – This is my #1 goal for 2018. It’s been two years since I last opened Celtx, which is insane considering back when I was college I was writing a short film every two weeks for class.  My goal is to write (at least) the first draft of a feature-length film. I’ve already set deadlines throughout the year to help me stay on track.
  • Continue to grow my blog – Since the screenplay is my main priority, I don’t want to make a strict plan for blogging in 2018 that I know I will not achieve. Instead, I want to continue writing and posting whenever I can. I’m still striving for one story a week, but I won’t be too hard on myself if that doesn’t happen. I also want to play with different styles of writing and types of content. If you have any suggestions as to what you would like for me to write about in 2018, let me know!
  • Read 50 Books/Screenplays – If you ask a published author for writing advice, most of them say if you want to be a great writer then you need to be a great reader. I know this because stalking an author’s FAQ page is one of my specialties. Since two of my major goals this year is focused on writing, it only makes sense that I also have a goal focused on reading!
  • Declutter my space and my mind – I had a goal similar to this one last year and the year before that. The other two years, I was more focused on getting rid of stuff and trying to live with a certain number of items. This year I’m taking a slightly different approach. First off, I realized that decluttering your mind is just as important, if not more so, than decluttering your home. When you learn to let go of negative thoughts, peer pressure, the constant desires to be perfect, or whatever else stresses you out the f*ck out, you can face the world with a different, calmer perspective. The idea isn’t to have only a certain number of things in your life but to fill your life with the things that make you happy. I’m continuing to adopt this lifestyle change by challenging myself to try out these three things.
    • Do The 30 Days of Yoga Challenge with Yoga With Adriene – When I have the time, I love going to a yoga class. The keyword is “have the time,” because I’m really good at coming up with excuses as to why I don’t. However, when I do go, I always feel so much better afterward. So why don’t I stop making excuses and just go? That’s the million dollar questions, my friend. YWA’s 30 Day Challenge is a great way for me to build my practice without having to leave the house. Now, there are zero excuses for why I can’t hop on my mat.
    • Try 30 Days of Meditating – I’ve dabbled in meditation on and off the last couple of years, but I have never stuck with it long enough to form a solid opinion about it. This is a simple challenge to see if meditation is for me.
    • Complete the 30 Days to Minimalism Challenge – While I’m no longer obsessing over only living with a certain number of things, this challenge is still a great way to look at your belongings and make sure you’re only holding on to things that serve a purpose. I will be following the minimalism challenge that is on the Pick Up Limes’s youtube channel.

There you have it my goals for 2018! I’ll be back on Friday with a brand new fashion story!

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Comment Questions: What are your goals for 2018? What type of content would you like to see from me this year? Do you have a blog of your own? Leave a link to it down below; I’d love to check it out!

 

 

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