My Goals for 2019
New Year, New Me
I don’t really like to set New Year’s Resolutions because there’s the stereotype around them that you have to do it every day or else you fail. So instead I like to set yearly goals, stuff I want to accomplish over the year. So in no particular order, here’s what I accomplished this year to look back on.
I helped redesign my church’s website and branding!
I briefly worked as a photo editor and got to see some really awesome houses up in Minnesota.
I started my own successful side business as a dog walker and sitter through Rover. Which I love. I have the best clients- dogs and people!
I got a therapist! Gotta take care of the mental health!
I got a betta fish named Jasper. Who survived 2018.
I attended some awesome networking and learning events including AIGA Iowa’s Women Up! conference.
I successfully started learning bookbinding, upped my jewelry design, and even attended some craft shows where I sold stuff! People like my things!
I have been teaching myself more about business and marketing as I look into opening up my own craft business and continuing to improve my Rover work.
I sold some items I no longer wanted on Poshmark.
I read 30 books this year! And most of them were nonfiction.
I wrote 50 pages into my novel, A Star so Dark.
My 2019 goals
Attend some classes at the Des Moines Art Center
Look into getting some certifications for my design, marketing, writing, or dog work.
Attend small business workshops at the Iowa Women’s Small Business Resource Center.
Continue learning online to master my design skills and improve other areas
Keep my betta fish alive to 2020
Create a logo, website, and marketing materials for my crafting side hobby and attend more craft and vendor shows
Advance my career!
Learn more about marketing, business, UX and UI design, web development, graphic design, and writing
Finish a novel
Finish editing Sword of Clouds!
Finish my Hoppity rabbit app
Redesign some past projects and make them better
Seek out more mentors and connect with more people
Attend more local events on the weekends and when I am available.
Raise my prices for my Rover business, hopefully won’t confuse any repeat clients, and will gain new clients.
Play with all the dogs
Volunteer more often
Switch this website to a new theme
Continue building my financial wealth
Get a new credit card and bank account
Continue paying off student loans
Fulfill my personal goals
Finally build a new computer and hopefully all of my old software will transfer intact
Track more of my reading goals in Goodreads
Eat healthier and meal prep more often
Go to the gym more often and get fit
Be the best I can be
So those are mine (for now! They might change and that’s okay). What are your goals for 2019 and how do you plan to accomplish them? What’s the biggest thing you accomplished in 2018?