How is it April already? One third of the year is already gone! That means its time for me to assess my goals for the next quarter of the year. The first three months of 2019 were pretty good all things considering. I have written more each month, I started exercising again and am making slow progress in that area. I have read 17 books so far. All forward progress.
Now that it is April I am committing myself to a couple challenges to keep my momentum going. Starting on April 1 I have decided to walk at least one mile for the next 100 days. I plan on doing more than one mile most days of the challenge, but even on busy days or days when I want to do nothing I am at least doing a mile. I think it's important to get into a real habit of being consistent on my workouts and I have lots of support with this challenge.
I am also taking part of the Camp NaNoWriMo this month. Now I am not trying to write the 50K words that I would try to do in November, but this month I am trying to get 25k words in. I am hoping to finish book two of Port Stone and get it to my editor by the end of the month. I also want to get closer to finishing Quest for Self so that I can get it to my editor by the end of May. Lots of writing to be done, especially with edits in the mix.
I am also going to be working more on my art this month and for the rest of the year. I am not only painting miniatures, which is an art form all in its own, but I also am going to teach myself how to oil paint. I have a new art setup and am excited to see what I can learn and do. I have a series in mind, but first I want to get comfortable working in a new medium.
Last quarter was a good start to the year, now let's see what the next three months have to show us!
On the last blog I talked about my writing plans in 2019, now I am going to talk about the rest of my goals for next year.
Let's start off with art. For one, I want to do at least one painting a month. I also want to participate in more art shows and I already have two in the books for early 2019! I also am thinking about opening an etsy store just for my art. We shall see about that though.
I have been playing with the idea of making a YouTube channel and I think that 2019 is the year to do it. I am working on a concept and learning to film and edit and hope to get it up and running early in the year. I will of course post my videos here on the blog too for those of you who might be interested. I am excited to step outside of my comfort zone and try something new.
And of course what would a list of new year goals be without some personal and health goals. I have already been trying to make small changes in my health this year, but I want to do even more in 2019. I plan on walking more than ever, getting back to 10K a day at least. I also am going to keep cleaning up my diet. I am cutting back on sugar and want to eat more salads and veggies. Small changes are the way to go I think. I also really need to get back to doing yoga on a regular basis. And I am thinking about taking a weekly dance class just for fun! I just need to figure out how to balance work, writing, exercise, and life. It is all a work in progress, as am I. Luckily getting more organized is the other main goal I have for the year!
What are your goals or resolutions for 2019? Comment below and let's cheer each other on!
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