SpecialSaturdays

Set Your Goals for 2018!

SpecialSaturday #6

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One of my New Year’s resolutions was to make a list of all my goals for 2018. I truly believe that the best way to accomplish something is by turning it into a specific goal. Writing it down is even better. The list is a good reminder of what you want to accomplish and checking things of the list will keep you motivated. This is my list of goals for this year. Some of them are short term goals, while others will take longer to accomplish. Here we go!

  1. Finish Bloguary – I decided to write a post a day for the month of January. I still have a long way to go, but feel determined to finish. The past year, I was desperately looking for inspiration and never really found it. This resulted in me barely writing anything at all. However, during my internship I’ve learned that sometimes you just need to sit down with a blank piece of paper and start writing. This is why this goal is so important to me. I want to start enjoying my writing again!
  2. Get 500 followers by the end of 2018 – I want this blog to grow. I want to share my writing with others and meet more people who love writing as much as I do. I don’t know if 500 is maybe too much, but I want to really force myself to invest more time and energy in my blog!
  3. Get my driver’s license – Each country has their own rules when it comes to passing your driver’s test and getting your license. In the Netherlands there is a theory and practical exam you need to pass, but you need to take driving lessons before you can take the exams. Yesterday, I passed my theory exam, but I still have 20 or so lessons to go before I can do my practical exam. I hope to have my license by the end of May.
  4. Rewrite my novelRuairiRogue commented on one of my posts and he asked me if I wanted to eventually write a book or novel. I told him that I’ve always wanted to publish a Young Adult novel. However, I didn’t tell him that I already developed this story when I was a teenager and actually have a finished manuscript on my computer that has been sitting there for years. I had almost forgotten about it. Thank you, RuairiRogue, for reminding me! (I am working on that post about my writing process, BTW! I didn’t forget! If you want to know what I’m talking about read the comments on my SurpriseSaturday post!)
  5. Read at least 50 books – Another one of my resolutions was to read more. I want to create a list of all the books I want to read this year. I know that’s another list, but I love lists. So don’t judge me! I will probably share my list with you as well. I’m not sure whether that would be something you would be interested in, but I will be making it nonetheless.
  6. Learn to design websites – I want to learn more about the different programming languages that are used for website design. I still have to ask my brother about this goal, though. He knows all about that stuff and will be able to tell me which programming languages I should focus on.
  7. Do a collaborative project with you! – This is a project I’ve had in mind for a while now. I really want to try to make it happen this year, but I don’t know how to go about it just yet. Once I know more I will let you know. Follow me if you don’t want to miss any announcements! 😉

I really hope you will create a list with goals as well. Post it on your blog, write it on your wall or have it printed and put it in a frame! Just make sure it’s somewhere you will actually see it!

Have a nice Saturday!

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6 comments

  1. Ugg now you are going to force me to make a list of goals just because of your optimism lol

    1) I don’t think I could ever do a full month of posting. I have a hard enough time posting the little bit of time that I do now. Partially I think because as far as I have found there are no good mobile apps for posting and I find that I just don’t have the time to sit down at my computer and work on posting.

    2) I think you can hit 500 if you want to. It may take more of a focus on creating that good content that you want to create as well as some self-promotion across other mediums but I think you can do it!

    3) Here in the US the laws governing getting a license are done by each state and not the Federal Government. Most states have fairly similar laws though or at least it seems so from talking to others.

    I know that it has changed some since I got my license almost 20 years ago when I was 16 but back then you got your permit at age 15.5 by taking a written test over driving rules and laws. Then at 16 you take the actual physical driving road test and then got your license. I grew up in a more rural area and we had a family farm so I had been driving at some level since probably age 10 – 12. when my brothers who are younger than me got their licenses it had already changed some.

    I think they got limited permits at 16 and had to drive on a restricted permit (no driving after sun set or before sun rise and no more than so many people in the vehicle at one time) until 18 when they took a final test and got a full license.

    Interestingly I have talked to or seen a lot of people from other countries who get their licenses at a much older age than I think anyone here in the US would consider waiting under normal circumstances.

    4) Oooooo when do we get to see a draft of that manuscript?! What type of story is it? I will be waiting to see that post and will check out the one that you referenced.

    5) I like this goal. As a huge reader its right up my alley. I don’t make a list of books that I specifically want to read but just set a goal of a number of books I want to read. Over the past two years I have read between 40 & 50 books a year. In 2016 I believe I got over my goal by multiple books but in 2017 I fell short of my goal. I would be interested in seeing your list of specific books as I am always up for recommendations of what others are reading.

    6) I have always enjoying doing coding and have played with some web stuff over the years but am by no means an expert and these days with all the tools and websites that more or less allow you to deploy and manage a website without having to really know that much about coding…I myself do more application programming and am actually working on moving my IT career towards being a Java Developer.

    7) Hmm now you have me intrigued lol *waits patiently for announcements*

    Ok well I guess I am going to have to go think about a list of things for the year now…

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    1. I was going to post a link to my Goodreads here in case you wanted to check it out but I realized that I actually have a Goodreads thing on my page. Check it out if you want to see my junk there.

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