If you know me well and talk to me for a while, you know that I love goals. I love the sense of accomplishment that comes with crossing something off a list, and I love that goals provide that same feeling. I’m often re-evaluating big life goals, small short-term ones, and everything between. It can get to the point where I’m not sure what my REAL goals are, and I end up with a sort of mishmash of hopes and dreams, but not really goals.
Earlier this year, I started the 101 in 1001 goal project, and while I’ve done a number f them, I haven’t really kept up on blogging them. These definitely took a back seat during the rush of fall weddings and portrait sessions! Eventually, I’d like to get back in the swing of marking off accomplished goals from that list, but I think what I really need is a shorter list and a deadline. Deadlines help me so much!
So, to make things easier on myself and to celebrate December, which is the best month ever (my birthday, Christmas, and New Years Eve all in one month!) I’ve decided to try to accomplish twelve goals in 31 days. Eeek! I’m nervous just saying it, because that’s basically one goal every two-three days! Hopefully I can make it.
1. Finish setting up my space in the Marketplace after switching booths.
2. Create a separate website for when I’m in Massachusetts for clients to contact me (yes, you read that right – I’m headed to Massachusetts temporarily! More on that news soon.)
3. Submit two senior sessions for publication.
4. Blog the rest of my fall sessions, or at least write them and have them scheduled.
5. Finish decorating my new home office space.
6. Take Sundays off to relax with my husband. Better yet, other than scheduled shoots, no editing on weekends!
7. Guest blog for another photographer (this is already in the works…)
8. Contact clients and ask them to write reviews and testimonials to feature on my website.
9. Bake Christmas cookies or dessert!
10. Turn 29 with grace.
11. Do the 30 Day Shred. This is going to kick my butt, which is exactly what I need!
12. Create personal Christmas cards to give to friends and family.
Wish me luck!
P.S. I have to give kudos to other photographers who have inspired me to set goals. Emilia, Allison, and others – thank you for sharing your goals publicly, and for reminding me that accountability is worth it!