Sunday, 1 January 2017

The 2017 To-Do List.

The past few months have been busy for me, between working and doing my editing course and actually starting to edit some people's work, so I apologise for the long absence. But I'm still here, still writing, and hopefully will be blogging more this year - among other things. So for my first post of 2017, let's take a look at what I want to get done this year. 

The 2017 To-Do List
1. Write more. I do this one every year, don't I? I promise that I'm going to get more writing done, that I'm finally going to start posting those originals, that I'm going to get that second draft finish and be closer to publication. It never seems to pan out, but I never stop hoping. But this year, instead of saying I'll finish a second draft! I am just aiming to write more in general. Baby steps. 

2. Meet my savings goal. People tend to laugh at me when I say I'm saving for a house. Understandable, I suppose. I'm a single female with a casual, low-paying job who should probably spend a whole lot less than she does. But I've had a savings goal for quite a few years now, and I am on the brink of reaching it. Once I do, I'm going to start seriously looking at how I could buy my first home - a daunting thought, but one that I am set on. 

3. Be healthier. Another one that I - and the rest of the world, probably - say every year and never really do. I want to be healthier this year. That includes eating better, exercising more, and actually going for a check-up at the doctor and the dentist. I want to feel better about myself. 

4. Take more photos. Another one that I say every year and never get around to. I want to get back to shooting, especially on film, no matter what it is.

5. Do different things. Pretty self explanatory - I want to do some different things this year. For example: being more social, getting out of Sydney, eating vegetarian at least once a week. Getting out of my comfort zone. Living a little. 

6. Gain experience as an editor. Again, that really says it all. I spent three months doing a book editing course - now it's time to put what I learned into practice and gain some real experience. And if I'm lucky, maybe even a job! 

7. Be less materialistic. Did I mention my spending problem? I have a habit of impulse buying things that I'm never going to wear, use, etc. So I want to stop buying less of these things, and also get rid of things I currently own that I don't need. It's time to stop owning things. (Said the girl who wants to own a home.)

8. Take music lessons. Here's something I've wanted to do since I was fifteen. It goes back to my goal of learning an instrument, obviously. I figure if I get an actual teacher, I might learn a little easier - and hopefully actually stick to it! 

I'm hoping for 2017 to be a good year all around, but it's going to take a lot of work. What are your goals for 2017?

1 comment:

  1. 2017 is going to be a great year. My goals are similar in some aspects to yours. Hopefully I can achieve the greatness I have set myself up for. *cough* .... WE GOT THIS. xD