Time goes by so freakin fast. And I have so much I want to accomplish. Sometimes the first of a new month comes and I look back on the past month and wonder “what did I do in the last 30 days? What did I accomplish?” Being, for lack of a better term, hobby obsessed, I have a lot of things I want to do.
Take more dance classes to improve my technique
Choreograph dope dances and have them professionally filmed
Build muscle and get stronger #gains
Pay off my student loans
Make a bunch of paintings to sell and be in galleries
Write and illustrate a children’s book
Improve my personal website
Take more DJ lessons and open for Columbus DJs
Meet and collaborate with other artists
Design more freelance work
Make more money
Get a hair cut (seriously that’s been on my to do list for months)
HOLY MOLY. (moley ?) These things run through my head daily and it overwhelms me so much. This month I decided to focus on 4 things I want to get done by the end of the month: make a personal website, create a painting I owe a friend, *spoiler alert* design a new Whine Night logo, and design a logo for a coworker’s new business. That is doable in a month. And I’m making great progress on those things. This worked really well for me so I wanted to encourage others to try it.
I saw a lot of people post New Year’s resolutions on Facebook, which I LOVE because improving ourselves = improving the world. But now it’s the end of February and we all need to check ourselves before we stray too far from our goals/wreck ourselves (you can’t not make that reference). I’m a procrastinator/have anxiety and sometimes I just can’t do something. Like really cannot no way in hell nope noooo literally cannot. If you have anxiety too you understand. In a previous post I talked about planning. I talked about making a daily plan with what I want to get done in order to reach my goals. I honestly haven’t done that once in February. I’ve just worked on what I need to when I feel like it. It’s been great. When I don’t feel like working on a logo, I don’t. I love listening to myself <3. This has probably only worked out because there have been super motivated parts of my month too. Like hours of intense focus and drive. Those are THE BEST.
Having a blog makes me feel weird sometimes because I don’t know what I’m doing and don’t always feel qualified to give people advice. I have a racing mind and difficulty putting my thoughts into words so writing is how I get my brain to calm down. This post is different because I would really love to receive advice from all of you. I would like to know if other people have a long list of short and long term goals too and how they make a plan to accomplish them. Comment below or reach out to me directly, I’d love to talk and get some insight from you!
Photograph by Sahil Sharma