|My goals whiteboard for 2010 - most |
of which didn't get done!
Traditionally this is the time of year where I completely overlook making any New Year resolutions because you can make resolutions anytime - no need to wait for New Years.
That said, this year I've come the closest I've ever been to making an actual New Years Resolution.
I spent some of the last day of 2012 listing all the projects I have wanted to complete since 2010 and decided I'm going to get them done by the end of 2013. Sounds an awful lot like a New Years resolution doesn't it?
Some of the projects I've been wanting to get done since before 2010. They made the cut because I had them written on a white board, as part my goals list for 2010, that still sits in my garage (see the image above).
I'm not going to list any of the projects here or even promise to get them done - don't want to jinx it (whatever that really means?) but just know that I'm heading into the new year with a bunch of projects and the resolve to get them done... and there's quite a few more than just those written on my whiteboard in 2010.
To give you a general sense of what's ahead I plan to do much more painting than I have in the last three years. I hope to release at least one or two self published books. I also hope to be doing more of my own animations along side all the business ones I've been doing to earn a living.
The one thing that I plan to keep doing consistently is write for this blog and my Animation and Video blog every Tuesday and Wednesday. I consider both to be a part of my working week and essential in reminding me that I do have my own things to work on too. Clients can't always take priority. (I wouldn't have clients if I hadn't focused on my own projects and interest in animation).
So that's my 'almost' resolutions for 2013. I'm hoping this year will be one of my most prosperous yet. How about you?