Hello 2019

After a number of years filled with great unknowns, loads of stress, and general exhaustion after everything that had happened, all I have for 2019 is hope. No expectations, no great plans, just hope.

Having said that, I do have a few goals for the year, ones I seriously hope I’ll accomplish. πŸ˜› I set some goals at the beginning of 2018 and talked about these some more in a half-year update.

Achieved in 2018

  • Finish The Physician’s Apprentice.
  • Regular blogging.
  • Be in the moment.
  • Get out more.
  • Finish planning and at least start writing Book 2.
  • Edit for someone.
  • Make more art with pastels.
  • Hike more with the family.

2019 Goals

Ongoing goals from 2018.

  • Learn to play the ukelele. I know a bunch of chords and can play about 8 songs pretty well.
  • Open a shop on Etsy. The shop is open, but I’ve been terrible at updating it.
  • Finish half-written projects. This didn’t go quite as well as planned. It’s not a total fail, since I finished one short story and wrote another 3/4 of the way, but still. I want to narrow this down to finish ONE additional writing project for 2019.
  • Make more art for empty walls. I completed this for the house in Toronto, but now I have more walls to fill.
  • Finish learning German. Totally slacked on this one till October 2018, when I took it up again. I want to reclaim my conversational status in 2019.
  • Write more book reviews. Failed. The 2019 update of this goal will be to write one book review per month.
  • Monthly newsletters. I didn’t send out a newsletter each month, but will rectify that in 2019.
  • Learn about writing, editing, and grammar. I’ve been learning so much, and I don’t want to stop.
  • Finish the Writing Emotions series. This is a soft achieved, because I technically finished this. Then, last week, I had the idea of renaming this series to Let’s Write, and adding a tonne of stuff to it. So this is a big goal for 2019.
  • Let things play out as they will. MAJOR FAIL. Sigh.
  • Read more books. I still read too much fanfic. πŸ™‚

New goals.

  • Publish The Physician’s Apprentice.
  • Name Book 2.
  • Finish Book 2.
  • Have Book 2 edited.
  • Soft planning of Book 3. I know I don’t do well when it comes to planning, so I just want a general idea of where to go with this book by the end of the year.
  • Set up an Instagram account for my Etsy store, and update this at least once a week.
  • Make more art to sell, and more art in general.
  • Make at least one art tutorial per month, and maybe try making progress videos or video tutorials too.
  • Update the recent art box on the website’s homepage more often.
  • Learn more about pixel art.
  • Be more active on social media.

And that’s all I can think of right now. πŸ™‚ I’ll do an update in June to let you know how it’s been going.

If you have any requests or ideas for blog posts, please let me know. I love hearing from you, and also really appreciate any inspiration for blog-stuff.

Until next time.

Yolandie.

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