Goals for 2018

It’s already February and I am finally publishing my goals for 2018. Last year one of my goals was to write monthly blog posts on this blog, but considering that was the last blog post posted in 2017, you can tell how successful I was with that goal. Overall, I succeeded at many of the goals I had for 2017, but there were many that I gave up on before the year was over. I had learned from previous years to limit the number of goals I set for myself, but many of the goals I did set were too large to be accomplished amidst life and busyness of last year. For more on what constitutes a good goal, check out the Wikipedia article on SMART criteria.

This year, I am resetting goals for myself. I hope these goals will be manageable and quantifiable enough to be achievable in the next eleven months.

  • Write 3+ short stories
  • Write quarterly posts for each of my blogs
  • Finish editing my book
  • Self publish something
  • Read 12+ books
  • Read 1+ French books
  • Read 1+ book by an indie author
  • Study French for 1 hr./week
  • Compose a piece of music
  • Practice ukulele once a week
  • Learn a new skill

About Tim Oldenkamp

I am fantasy writer working on my debut novel and a trilogy of short stories. My wife and I recently moved back to our native California after living in Grenoble France for three years.
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1 Response to Goals for 2018

  1. I may just borrow some of these goals for myself. Cheers, Tim! I look forward to following along.

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