Falling Into New Goals – Fall 2016

Falling into new goals for fall 2016 (and beyond)! Any time is the right time to reassess and revise our goals. Entering a new season, however, gives some special incentive to do so.

 

So this is NOT about the proverbial “New Year’s Resolutions” type of goals. We all know what usually happens to THOSE even before January goes by. I’m talking about proactive plans to reach goals.

 

I have divided mine into several primary categories, as you will see below. My personal list is much longer and more detailed, but I thought I would share a more general, briefer version here, just in case anyone is interested and/or it may prove helpful or motivational for someone else.

 

Freelance work:

I have one primary client right now, with a year-long contract and the potential for it to be full-time work (although the schedule is very flexible).  It is in my field of education, specifically,  assessment writing.

I still plan to keep my eyes open for other relevant work, especially once I achieve my doctoral degree.

 

Entrepreneurial Endeavors:

I want to put more effort into my K’Lee’s Kreations business – this includes building up an inventory of “ready to sell” items, as well as promoting my custom orders, and getting all my various sites up and running (in addition to Etsy and Bonanza). My initial plan was to have my main site feature the entire business, then use smaller sites to feature specialized areas or products.

For both freelance and entrepreneurial goals, I need to put more effort into promoting and marketing myself.

 

Professional Development:

I would like to take courses or otherwise learn more about grant writing, white papers, press releases, ebooks, and those types of specialized areas of writing that I see job leads for frequently.

 

Educational Goals:

I’m pursuing my ultimate goal of a doctoral degree, specifically an Ed.D. (Doctor of Education) in a dual concentration of Educational Technology and E-Learning. This is a fully online program through Northcentral University (NCU).

I am currently in the All But Dissertation (ABD) stage, awaiting approval from NCU’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) and sites where I plan to do my study. I should finally complete my nearly 7-year-long journey within a couple months. I want to use this degree to get better and higher paying jobs in instructional design, curriculum/course development, and online tutoring/course facilitation.

 

Personal Goals:

*Achieve better health – lose weight, eat better, get more sleep, exercise regularly.

*Write my next book, finally – my “fire story” from 1985.

*Allow for more “me” time to do whatever – or nothing – without feeling guilty!

*Stash money away in the savings account on a consistent basis.

*Do something “crafty-creative” every day – whether it’s working on an actual project, or skimming through magazines and books for ideas, or designing/planning the next project.

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So what about YOU?

Do you routinely reassess your goals?

Do you have goals for this upcoming fall season and/or through the end of the year?

 

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