I returned to the office yesterday morning and discovered a power outage had killed my computer. Now I’m starting with a fresh image (computer image, not a new physical appearance) for the new year. Yay. We’re supposed to get new work computers this year, so that means I get to set up all my tools from scratch in preparation to do it again a few month from now.
But who wants to talk about work on Insecure Writer’s Support Group day? Not this squirrel!
I only accomplished one goal last year, and that was to finish writing something–anything. I reached The End on a short story, so I’m calling it good, even though that story needs a bit of help (namely a plot). My other goals, which were far grander in scale, didn’t happen. I didn’t stick to fasting, I didn’t refrain from Red Bull, and I didn’t do any of my Blender tutorials or the anatomy class I bought on Udemy.
This year, I’ve taken the steps to actually put a checklist widget on my phone so I can remember what my goals are rather than rediscovering I made the goals in the final month of the year. These goals are as follows:
- Finish Book 2
- Do the Udemy Art Courses I bought
- Do the Blender Tutorials
- Lose 20 lbs
That’s right, I put Book 2 on my goal list. I’ve got 6 more chapters to revise in the current POV rewrite, and 3 marked for adjustment in a different POV. I feel it’s reasonable to hope I’ll finish it this year.
The art goals I’m not so sure about, Blender especially. We got a 3D printer for Christmas, but for some reason, it’s not working. Hopefully my husband can figure it out, then the Blender skills will really be put to use. But I’m always looking to improve my character rendering skills.
The upload quality wasn’t great, since I limit my website to a low upload size, and I shrank it quite a bit to make it meet. But the original file is 28″ wide, so there’s that. Yeah, I know there are a lot of characters. There are also some minor characters missing. But I wanted a lineup to see the height differences between my characters. Didn’t realize MaTisha was so tiny, did you?
As far as losing 20lbs… That’s ambitious, I admit. I found a dance workout I enjoy, with a new online class every day, so I’m gonna give waking up 15 minutes early to squeeze it in a try and see if it helps. I’m also going to try adding yoga to my evenings before I pester my kids into the bedtime routine. That’ll require I sacrifice some of my lazy time, but my back has been begging me to strengthen my core and improve my posture, so I better listen to my body.
IWSG Question of the Month – Do you have a word of the year? Is there one word that sums up what you need to work on or change in the coming year? … What is your word for 2023? Why
Ha! My squirrely mind never settles on a single thing for long, so to expect myself to have one word to summarize what I want in a year?? Nope, not a challenge I want to undertake, especially when my focus will change two seconds from now.
Do you have a word for this year? Do you have any goals? Are you looking forward to the rest of 2023?