Goals for Myself in the Following Year. Well, I'm a year and some odd months from 30, so I'll throw some of those in too.
I'm not much of a "bucket list" person. There are things I wanted to do generically like travel and buy a house, but other than that, I tend to wander in my goals. Protect yourself from a dream never delivered. 30 used to seem so old, like you should have done so many things. Now I wonder how you could do anything -there's no time! Even so, I've gotten lucky enough to accomplish many of mine already which is delightful and pleasing but does concern me about what do next.
Are you a to-do list person? I am. Hereby, I give my list of things to do by 30 (excluding financial goals because I too, hold cultural weirdness for talking about money).
1. Write a book.
Specifically, a novel. I've had this one forever. If EL James can write a straight-up terrible novel to become a millionaire, so can I. Except for I can't. I write and try to put forth a story, then go off and read someone else's story, a master like Margaret Atwood for example. I look at my poor story and think, "This is terrible" and quit rather than polluting the noble art of literary fiction. So no, it will have to be something at least I deem as "Good." With this 30 day challenge under my belt, I may take on NaNoWriMo a different month so see if that helps.
2, Become an Herbalist
This is frankly a little further out, but I would like to get back into it. I therefore dedicate myself to reread both my biochemistry textbook and by Traditional Medicinals textbook to reacquaint myself with knowledge.
3. Get Paid for a Piece
It seems discordant to post this beneath "Write a novel", a little putting the cart before the horse, but hey, it's my list. I've been playing with the blog for a while, I've started putting pieces up here and there on actual websites. Dammit, I wanna get paid for it. I'm still turning tricks on this one, but I don't think it's too far out of reach.
4. Be Better About Friends
I suck at being friends. It doesn't help that work keeps me constantly busy leaving me unable even if willing, but don't let me use that as an excuse, I generally suck at it. Really, it's a luxury. re. When you've decided you'll probably be alone. it gets easy to do. I know that I can go read on my porch by myself and thoroughly enjoy every minute of it. However, being granted the emotional stability of being at peace with yourself, you should probably reach out to spread that love. Puzzle night at my house anyone? Want to come to yoga? Want to get a beer or tea? Let's do it.
5. Travel to New, Fun Places
There's never a year this isn't on the list. Let's add, travel to new, fun places with my Boo.