Creative Friendship: Writing
I want to do some creative things for friends this year! #adulting. My parents use to say that you know you're an adult when everything that comes through the mail are bills or junk. I think there's something wonderful about arriving home after a long work day to see something special waiting for you. I have a few ideas and the main one is to start writing those old-fashion letters to friends. I really treasure my friendships and I want to express that to friends in this coming year. I also just love the idea of sending fun items to friends.
I made a three year professional development plan that I've been slowly working through. My main blog page will show my professional goals. For my personal life goals: budgeting and fitness. The husband and I will be doing the 22-Day Revolution to initially purge in this new year. We want to then maintain a healthy eating style after the initial “getting in the habit” of eating right. We will be increasing our exercise---and I hope to have lost some serious lbs by spring. We are also getting serious about saving our monies for all the rainy day funds. My future rainy day fund is to continuously travel.
I want to take a few trips this year. As much as other people are trying to align the universe for my future children, I am not there yet. I can’t take a baby on a plane to experience the world and I would like to do some last selfish things for me and the husband before our children scream on the plane for 2+ hours while I apologize profusely.
Practicing. I want to get back my piano chops. They haven’t necessarily gone away for good, but there have been some major setbacks when I went from practicing six-eight hours to a few minutes once in awhile, makes for a somewhat rusty pianist. I have some repertoire I still haven't learned and would like to get back into my musical journey.
Oh man! I am excited about doing some major reading this year. I am speaking at a conference in early April so I’m currently plowing through some 2015 reads and into early 2016 reads. My goal before the conference is to knock out 150 MG/YA books and about 28 more reads for African-American history month. From there, I’ll be taking a break during the summer to hopefully catch up on fanfiction and comics----and to readjust my goals for the last half of the year but that’s a start.
I feel great about my goals this year. Cheers and best wishes to everyone in figuring out their new year's resolutions. Feel free to tell me ALL about your 2016 goals on Twitter @whimsylibrarian.