Goals for 2017

13 Jan

You guys, this is just another sign that I’m a half-lame blogger. Two weeks in to January and I’m just now writing a goals post? Hanging my head in shame here folks.

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My Big/Main GOALS:

~ get my first book published this yearwhether this means self-published or traditional, or a small publishing company (my preference!) 

~ Have my second book written in fullnow, since it took me three years to write the first one, I feel like this is a big goal for me but what with having the Ninja Writers and  the Plotting Workshop  (which I wouldn’t have either of these without Shaunta Grimes, so a big shout out to her!)  I feel like this is an attainable goal. 

~Lose weight/get healthier – this is honestly a tricky one for me and my Lyme disease/migraine body. I am hoping I will be able to lose the weight with the bacteria wreaking havoc, and that I will be able to beat the little suckers like my doctor thinks I will. 

My littler/baby step goals:

~Make writing a habit most every day  – I’m not going to push myself and say everyday because sometimes this worn-out body of mine demands a day (or more) of rest, which typically means flat on my back on the couch, but I digress. 

~Grow my blog traffic! – pretty basic one here. Grow SGL til it’s a real community!

~Start a book club on SGL – this is one that I probably won’t start til later on in the  year but it’s an idea that’s percolating!

~Read more books on Messianic Jewish living –  like Restoring the Jewishness of the Gospel

And, for kicks and giggles, a few monthly goals that I want to shoot for:

~Write a one-page letter to a new person – I was on Instagram earlier this week and saw someone was doing this as a daily thing. Now, I love and adore snail mail (sending and receiving) so I’m taking his idea and making it fit what I can do. One letter a month. Now I have a reason to stock up on stationary. (that might have been a motivator all by itself)

~Try a new recipe – time to try all those recipes I’ve been pinning!

~ Watch or read a documentary/biography I’ve had Under Our Skin in the to-watch list on Amazon for months now. I’ve been wanting to read A Chance to Die,  My Life in France and Three Cups of Tea

And now, because I just can’t resist sharing a few photos of the big snowstorm this week:

 

I’m thinking of compiling a 2017 TO-READ BOOK LIST, what with my goal of reading 52 books again this year!

~Laura

What’s your goal(s) for 2017? Share them in the comments, I’d love to hear them!

8 Responses to “Goals for 2017”

  1. rose l. January 13, 2017 at 2:12 pm #

    I was not here tapping my foot waiting for you to post on your blog. Do what makes you comfortable and when you want. I am not the quickest poster wither.

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    • Laura January 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm #

      I do, Rose! It would just be nice to be on top of some of my blog post ideas =)

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  2. dad January 13, 2017 at 5:30 pm #

    Go girl, great lofty goals! Go for it! Love, Dad

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  3. Michaela January 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm #

    Wonderful goals several of which I share!

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    • Laura January 16, 2017 at 8:03 am #

      Thank you! It’s always so fun setting goals, I tried not to pick too many.

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