It’s that time of year again! In 2015, I started setting quarterly goals, rather than New Year’s resolutions. To be sure, I have some year-long resolutions for doing things like eating vegetables. But setting quarterly goals allows me to focus on one big thing at a time. I know there are other things I intend to do during the year, and there will be a time for those things, but now is not that time. In any case, here are the quarterly goals:
Q1- career: come up with my next non-fiction book idea
relationships: host a massive party for my daughter’s preschool mothers in March (already in the works)
self: be able to complete the 18-minute treadmill workout I clipped from Oxygen magazine
Q2 – career: revise the NaNoWriMo novel I wrote in November 2015 (and an earlier version in 2014)
relationships: have a really good time at my 15 yr/reunion
self: run 10 miles at 10 min/mile
Q3 – career: write a short collection of sonnets
relationships: an extended-family beach trip in late July
self: I’ll be going to Paris in September, and plan to do some great exploring
Q4 – career: meet speaking income goals for year, plus 50% booked for 2017
relationships: do one fun holiday thing one-on-one with each kid
self: learn to play Linus and Lucy on the piano
If you’re setting quarterly goals, I’d love to hear a few of them.
Photo: We stopped at Dairy Queen on the trip back from Indiana on Friday. Any “eat healthier” resolutions had to wait until January 2!