Statistically most people have broken their goals by now. Maybe it’s time to set new ones now the first ones are broken? I cannot remember the last time I set goals in January. I normally set goals whenever I feel something needs to change. In January, I feel too much pressure from the clean slate of a new year. However, this year, goals are all I can think about.
I’m looking forward to 2018 and imagining the life I would like to have by then. I am trying to work out little steps to help me get somewhere close to what I have imagined.
Personal – Switching Off
I am too quick to turn to my phone in the morning. I check the time and before I realise, I’m on Facebook / Instagram / emails. I don’t think it’s healthy. Our goal this year is to buy old-school alarm clocks so our phones and iPads can be plugged in outside our bedroom. I’d like to get to the point where I schedule a time to go on social media rather than checking it throughout the day as a means of avoiding the important stuff.
Business – Have One
For several years now, I have been contemplating starting my own business. Let me tell you, I can procrastinate like a pro. Last year, it was mainly because I didn’t have a Canadian work visa but now I’m just making excuses. I could have stepped back onto English soil with a solid business plan in place and packages worked out etc, but I’m still working on those. Starting a business is overwhelming and daunting, but by 2018 I want to be fully up and running.
Photography – Project Life
I treasure our Vancouver pages. I love the memories that come back when I look at them. I think I have done a pretty decent job of documenting our married lives (4 years in March). This year, I want to do something a little different for me. I have never attempted Project 365 or A Photo A Day – taking a photograph every day for a year. 2017 is the year I attempt it. So far, it’s going pretty well *touch wood*. I adore clean and simple pages where the photos aren’t competing with filler cards. This year I will focus on one card set to document our lives.
Home – Family History
I own most (if not all) of the family history photographs for our family. They have sat in boxes waiting for someone to do something with them. Occasionally, I would remove a handful, take them with me when visiting family and quiz family members, making notes of their responses and connecting the dots of who is who. I would then return home and replace the photos back in the boxes. I would like to claim there is organisation to the boxes, well there is kind of, but not enough.
I know it is completely unfair that I am the one with access to the photographs. I want to make our family history photographs accessible to all my siblings and cousins. Currently, the dining room table is covered with family history photos as I begin the process. The end goal for our family history photos is that everyone has access to everything through me organising, scanning and sharing everything. The goal for 2017 is just to start the process. It will be a process, I am fully aware of that and I am not putting a huge amount of pressure on myself to complete this task this year. There’s a couple of hundred years of information in those boxes and I’m not about to finish it all this year.
Do you set goals for 2017? If so, what are your goals?