It hit me this morning that in 2009, I'll be turning 29.
That's one year away from 30.
That's one year from a nervous (and mental) breakdown.
Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating.
But it got me thinking about the goals I should set for myself this year. Not resolutions, because that word just begs for failure, but goals. Goals I can set for myself that are realistic, challenging and rewarding (hopefully financially rewarding as well as mentally).
1- Make my blog successful. When I say successful, I mean make my posts worth reading, bring readers back and offer them some smart ass comments on bad drivers, witty remarks about baby butts and generally make everyone smile.
2- Publish at least 4 articles in magazines and countless on my favorite mom websites.
3- Finish my novel (??). This means take one of the hundred stories I've started recently and stick with it. Typically, I start a story and crank out over 20K words before being hit with a totally different (and totally different genre) storyline and I run with that one.
4- Take my photography to the next level. I've just started shooting medium format again and want to build an amazing portfolio. Anyone want to model for me?
5- Buy property and MOVE OUT OF MY INLAWS!
6- Be happy... so happy that I make others sick (and pea-green with envy).
There you have it, my goals for 2009. A few days late, but better late than never.
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