2018 Goals

Last year, I had a list of goals, and while I didn't achieve all of them, I'm proud of how far I've come. I graduated with a master's degree, published a novel and two novellas, completed a documentary, bought a house, started at a new job (two, actually), and took a really nice vacation with family. Now that 2018 is upon us, I'm hoping to look forward, dream big, and surprise myself with how much can be done in a year. I hope you'll join me in making 2018 the best year yet!

Faith

  • Attend mass once a week and daily mass twice a month
  • Bible Study/Journal at least twice a week
  • Be active in a church/volunteer organization
  • Do weekly reflections in Catholic Planner

Mental Health

  • Attend therapy once a week
  • Fuel my body with food and supplements I know help with mental clarity
  • GO TO BED AT A DECENT TIME, FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS HOLY!

Physical Health

  • Practice hot yoga 3-4 times a week
  • Create meal plans and follow through
  • Practice moderation
  • Schedule Dentist/Dr./Optometrist appointments in advance

Marriage

  • Write prayer intentions for each other on a whiteboard
  • Go on a date once a week
  • Support Ty's CPA goal

Professional

  • Publish three novels and one anthology
  • Start on save-your-family-history project
  • Send NL bimonthly
  • Write blog bimonthly
  • Host event for each book
  • Attend out-of-town conference

Travel

  • Go snowboarding
  • Go to Canada
  • Take my siblings on a trip
  • Go on a multi-day camping trip on the Appalachian Trail
  • Go on a cruise
  • Go to Pennsylvania and have a Philly cheese steak 
  • Watch the ball drop in New York City

Bucket List

  • Go to a costume party
  • Help someone write something that matters to them
  • Make Czech food and have a Czech dinner with friends
  • Help Ty go skydiving, watch from the ground
  • Write an article for a major publication
  • Give a TED Talk
  • Encourage the publication of trigger warnings in books
  • Start a podcast
  • Be on TV
  • Be on Radio
  • Be a guest on a podcast
  • Pop a bottle of champagne to celebrate Ty getting his CPA

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