When I’m writing this, I’m lying on the couch plotting some plans for 2017. Haven’t left the apartment for two days. Couldn’t care less.
I made a short summary of 2016, so now it’s time to reveal my goals and hopes for 2017! They’re kinda scary, so I hope that I can overcome them. I don’t have any of these as resolutions set in stone, since those are most often are doomed to failure. Nah, instead, I rather see these as guidelines and suggestions ◠◡◠
My goals for 2017
Speak in public in front of a big audience(about 200 people)
Whoah, aiming high aren’t we. It seems like a lot, honestly it scares me shitless. BUT. If others can do it, then why can’t I? I want this year to be the one when I kill my stage fear for good.
Weekly videos on Youtube
YAAS! I’m currently working on new videos, and I feel excited. And scared. But mostly excited haha. Got such an itch at the moment, and since video seems to be the new big thing – then why not? I’ll try to see this as an opportunity to grow, and a way to get rid of my stage fear. I wanna make tutorials, motivational videos and other artsy stuff. The first upload is due to next week…. Yikes.
Drive anywhere, anytime
Yes like I mentioned previously, I finally got my drivings license last February. I’m still a very insecure driver, and in order to get better, I’ve set up goals for myself and made sure to drive on my own regularly. This is something I wanna maintain all through 2017, until I can drive in my sleep, more or less. Hehe. Already ticked a few boxes on my destination list, it’s going forward baby.
Write and draw my first comic short story
Another bold goal. I’ve got an outline for two ideas. High expectations. Zero experience. Excitement!? How cool would it be to actually have something that you’ve done all by yourself? In your own style, exactly the way you like it? Sounds awesome, right??? I’ve been analyzing other comic artists works, read some stories to figure out what I like, and I think I’m ready to learn for realz. What am I waiting for?
Paint 5 pieces done in traditional media
Yay! Oh I so wanna do this. I just rediscovered watercolors, and remembered how much I love traditional paint. So it’s time to get back to it. Setting a fixed amount will help me keep momentum. I need a topic though! What should I paint??? Hmm.
That’s all for this year I think. Beside maintaining a healthy balance between work and personal life. Gotta remember to look up and LIVE once in a while. And oh, I’m gonna stay unplugged during weekends, because life is way more than likes and fb updates, hehehe…
Here’s a few tips on how to set reachable goals:
Remember, make it measureable
Do a measureable list. As guideline. Having an overview is better than doing things to the teeth. Don’t just have “get better at drawing x” as a resolution. Rephrase it and put down “Make 1 drawing of x per week” instead. That’s a lot easier to accomplish!
Be kind to yourself, and don’t be too hard on yourself if you don’t achieve everything. Gals can change and you may have different priorities at the end of the year compared to now!
Write it down
A physical note works a lot better for me than having it digitally where it’s harder to get reminded. Try it if you tend to forget about your goals ◠◡◠
Well yeah that’s pretty much it. I think. Hopefully I can continue blogging through out the year this time. Let’s aim for that too, so that I can make an update on how things went!