2015 started off bright and cold here in the Pacific Northwest. Like a ray of sunshine through the gray clouds this year screams of possibilities and moving forward. Of course with this being January, and not wanting to buck tradition, I've made my own goals for the year and going by my yearly horoscope things look great. I've come to learn over the years to keep goals few and manageable, so for this year I have seven.
1.) I will try new things out of my comfort zone.
I am taking more time for my hobbies such as Cosplay and Scrapbooking and going to conventions and talking with people I normally wouldn't.
2.) I will take control of my health.
After watching my father loose his battle with cancer I am determined to be more aware of my health and how things affect me.
3.) I will make my career a priority.
I'll get back to writing and put at least one short story and one novel out this year and learn to market.
4.) I will reconnect with the earth and the magic of the world.
The world is a magical place and as authors I feel like we bring the magical child wonderness to our readers, but in order to do so we need to see it ourselves.
5.) I will learn to become more self-sufficient (homesteading).
As you know from last year this was something we were working on. This year we will be adding chickens and more gardening space as well as learning how to can.
6.) I will become closer to my community.
My hope is to use the Cub Scout Pack my husband and I run to make a difference in our community. Several years ago our cult-de-sac would have a block party and I'd like to see that make a return. I'd also like to see a community garden make an appearance in our area and a service to help senior citizens with yard work and home repairs.
7.) I will dedicate more time and attention to the animals.
We will be building a cat-run and enclosure for our cats, which aren't allowed outside due to a grumpy neighbor. As well as learning how to care for chickens. The kids are really looking forward to that.
So what are some of your goals for the year? Do you have any idea how you'd like to accomplish them?