Brown Baron tagged me a while back to write on My 5 Goals. It's a good segue from the Random Facts meme, and quite appropriate to do, too, as I start another year in my life.
1. Have more unfettered family time
This is much like Brown Baron's first goal of spending more time with his kids.
I've always been working from home so there's been no lack of family time for us. I, therefore, specify "unfettered" because my new goal is to have more time I can spend with the family when I am not also working on something.
The common scenario here at home is of a family working together - everyone clustered around the dining table, which also functions as our common working/study table, each doing his/her thing. All of us are used to working/studying this way so there is much banter and consultation and discussion going on.
This is okay. We love it this way. I also want more fun time for us, though, when I can just be there for them without anything else on my mind.
So, more time just relaxing together and having fun!
2. Get healthier and fitter
As the years come, and after going through my parents' illness and passing away, I realize all the more how important it is to take care of ourselves health-wise.
I really need to spend more time off my butt in front of the laptop! Get back to a regular exercise routine.
Eat healthier, instead of skipping meals and then wolfing down whatever I'm craving, and late at night, at that. Bad, bad habits!
3. Finally get started on exploring other genres in my fiction writing, and writing fiction in English
The local publishing scene in the Philippines is in an exciting stage right now. Readers have become more receptive to genres outside Filipino romance in popular literature. The language barrier seems to have been broken through, too. It's a good time to experiment.
The opportunity to sell ebooks online also gives me another reason to pursue fiction writing in English. I just can't decide yet whether to start with translations of my existing work or to write an entirely new work.
Just get started!
4. Establish enough income from blogging to replace freelance work
I have always been up front in my purpose for blogging. Aside from enjoying it, I intend it to be one of my income streams.
It would be good to develop my blogging income to an extent where I could then afford to take on less freelance work. Blogging is so much more fun to do, without the pressure of working for a client.
I know this could take time. In the meantime, I'm loving the journey.
5. Time management
I think that after you've read my four goals, it's obvious that I'm in desperate need of this final goal: time management skills!
There's just so much I want to do that there doesn't seem to be enough time to do them all.
Add to this the fact that I have chronic headaches, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, so there are days when I lose so many hours just having to rest.
At least I have my priorities straight: family time over anything else, and get myself healthier. As long as I am on track on these two, I can work on the others step by step.
So what are your 5 goals? I tag:
Sandy of PinoyNetwork Blog
Joy of A Beautiful Life
Bean of Culture Shiok!