Goals…and More Goals

In my last post, I mentioned the website 101in365. It took me a while (about a week), but I finally came up with 101 things I want to do in the next year. Some of them are rather…uninspired, maybe (learn how to change a tire). Some are books I have always meant to read (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings). Some are things I want to learn how to do (dance, make my mother’s awesome chocolate cake and peanut butter fudge). Some are things I intended to do anyway, but now I’ve made a commitment, so it’s a definite (win NaNo again, get my next two tattoos). Some are things that scare the crap out of me (Skydiving. Really. I’m terrified of heights….What was I thinking?!) Some are things I want to do (Yoga, a 5k). And some are things I should do. (Pay off my credit cards. Forgive.) I also made a goal of blogging at least twice a week, so hey, I’m getting started on that one right now!

On a side note, I tend to get a little, ah, over-ambitious at times, so while I might be filled with wild enthusiasm for these goals right now (Except for the skydiving. The only thing that thought fills me with is unbridled terror and a desire to pray.), I’m quite sure my enthusiasm will wane at some point, probably along with my time when the fall semester starts. But hopefully some of these things will be a habit by then, and some will already be accomplished. Goals keep me motivated, so I was really excited about this website (and I’ve convinced one of my friends to make her own list—hope my incessant mentioning of it isn’t driving her crazy!).

If you’re in need of a little motivation, this website might be the thing for you. You can browse other users’ lists, and I saw quite a few writing-related goals. I’ll be sure and keep you posted when I actually start accomplishing the things on my list!


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