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Summer 2017 Quarterly Goals

Hello again friends, it’s certainly been a while. This past quarter has been especially rough for me, and I’ll tell you right now I did not ‘win’ this quarter. I had a rough end of the school year, and now things are still tough as I’m just into limbo trying to get a job unsure of what my next chapter in life is. It’s made it really difficult for me to be productive or write with the stress and anxiety of it all.

I’m hoping having a new set of quarterly goals will help.

But first for the heck of it let’s go over how I did last quarter:

  1. Write 10,000 words of novel- not even close.
  2. Have 5 critique partners- this was a bad goal- wait til done w/ first draft self!
  3. Finish Beta reading- there was a whole issue where she forgot to send me more
  4. Have 200 twitter followers– Boom! More than doubled this!
  5. Start youtube channel with Daniela!-We’re doing this very soon! Look out!
  6. Take promotional photos for said channelWe did this!
  7. Do more makeup art for instagram-didn’t do 😦
  8. GRADUATE COLLEGE D:yup
  9. Talk to someone at career center-lol nah
  10. Apply to 50+ jobs– definitely did more than this haha
  11. Get a job… –sadly no 😦 plz hire me
  12. Read 5 books- only read 3 :/
  13. Start doing something physical for health- I’m not gonna count it
  14.  Go on a dateyup! Still no bf though…
  15. Make treasurer survival guide for next treasurer– did the thing

So that’s 6/15- 2 shy of completing half the goals. Some of these were unrealistic so I’ll try to correct that for this quarter.

And now, my summer 2017 goals:

  1. Write 10,000 words
  2. Start youtube channel with Daniela!
  3. Post regularly to this blog
  4. Have 700 twitter followers
  5. Get a job!
  6. Keep being vegetarian!
  7. Learn some new vegan and vegetarian recipes
  8. Do something physical for health
  9. Finish setting up author website
  10. Do some sort of creative project
  11. Go on some sort of outing once a week
  12. Apply to 50 more jobs
  13. Get someone to write music for Wizard of Cloz
  14. Finish Wizard of Cloz

Thank you all for being so understanding and wish me luck on my goals!

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Spring 2017 Quarterly Goals

It’s that time of year again!

Let’s review how I did on my winter goals:

1. Write at least 7,000 words of pirate novel

Soooo close. About 1,000 words off 😦

2. finish first draft of chapters 2-4 of pirate novel and send out for feedback

Nope, still need to finish 3 and write 4

3. start a writing blog (OH HEY)

Obviously, a strong success

4. start a youtube channel

Not quite, but this is happening soon!

5. do yoga most days of the week

Started out strong… stopped about a month in

6. clean off my desk and use it

HA

7. stay on top of classes (this means at least a C in tough classes, at least a B in easier ones)

Doing this in most, but unfortunately can’t quite count as a win 😦

8. plan and get speakers for the writing retreat

Done!

9. keep up with treasurer duties for theater club

Yup!

10. finish USG requests for theater club

Done and done

11. go to the career center and talk to someone(s) there

I kinda tried…

12. ask people to be references

Yes!

13. apply to 10+ jobs

Did wayyy more than this

14. direct a successful play

Si!

15. go on a date 😉

Surprisingly…. actually did this. Didn’t end up working out, but hey I’m getting out there

16. hold at least 1 fundraiser per club

Mhm!

17. fix schedule

And yes!

 

For those keeping track that is 10/17 completed, so that is a success for the quarter. It doesn’t feel like it because I considered these all things I really had to do, but I’m trying not to beat myself up about it too much.

And now my spring goals:

  1. Write 10,000 words of novel
  2. Have 5 critique partners
  3. Finish Beta reading
  4. Have 200 twitter followers
  5. Start youtube channel with Daniela!
  6. Take promotional photos for said channel
  7. Do more makeup art for instagram
  8. GRADUATE COLLEGE D:
  9. Talk to someone at career center
  10. Apply to 50+ jobs
  11. Get a job…
  12. Read 5 books
  13. Start doing something physical for health
  14.  Go on a date
  15. Make treasurer survival guide for next treasurer

Aaaaah graduation is scary and getting a job is scary but one way or another I’ll make it through. Comment below with your goals!

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Quarterly Goals Winter 2017

Copying the lovely Jenna Moreci, I’m starting to implement quarterly goals into my life.

What does this mean? Instead if having a resolution for the whole year that I will inevitably give up in a few weeks, having a dozen or so 3 month goals that are more achievable. If I complete more than half of these goals, I win! If I don’t, I suck and need to do better next time.

The primary goal of this is make myself write more and be more productive in the whole process of creating and publishing a novel, but personal goals will also be included.

So without further ado, my Winter Quarterly Goals:

1. Write at least 7,000 words of pirate novel

2. finish first draft of chapters 2-4 of pirate novel and send out for feedback

3. start a writing blog (OH HEY)

4. start a youtube channel

5. do yoga most days of the week

6. clean off my desk and use it

7. stay on top of classes (this means at least a C in tough classes, at least a B in easier ones)

8. plan and get speakers for the writing retreat

9. keep up with treasurer duties for theater club

10. finish USG requests for theater club

11. go to the career center and talk to someone(s) there

12. ask people to be references

13. apply to 10+ jobs

14. direct a successful play

15. go on a date 😉

16. hold at least 1 fundraiser per club

17. fix schedule

phew that’s a lot, and some are easier than others. Ambitious me hopes to do every single one of these, but I know some will fall through the cracks or only be half done, and I’m trying to convince myself that that’s OKAY. It is my last semester as an undergrad so I’m going to be hella busy and will have to decide what’s most important while still enjoying life.

Hope this new year brings everyone productivity and creativity! 🙂