I know I have done this before, where I set myself a goal of doing something for a whole year. I start of well and after a few months it has already fallen by the way side.
I always expect far too much of myself. Though saying that, I did get my violin and start my lessons though I have not blogged about it, which is something, right?

For anyone who does not know, I took part in www.nanowrimo.com this year. I may not have won but it was a great way for me to get my butt back into writing. Over Christmas I have let it slide, however I fully plan to get back on the metaphysical horse again.

Though writing is hard work, much harder than I have ever given it credit for, it is terribly rewarding.

That said. Here are my goals for 2014:

· Read a book a month & review it.

· For every good thing/achievement/happy thing that happens write it down on a scrap of paper and put it in a jar.

This last year I have had a goal of reading a book a week. Because I had found that I had not picked up a book for a significant amount of time and wanted to make up for it. I am happy to report that I have achieved my goal. This next year I wish to be more productive in my writing and I do not wish to be distracted, though I still want and need to read. A book a month seems reasonable. In order for it to help me and not hinder in my goal of writing I have decided that I shall review my book a month. In theory it will keep my mind working, even when I am giving myself a break from my “book.”
If you wish to track my progress feel free to join me on: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/16573354-emma-louise

I find I am my own worst critic, so I need to remind myself how well I am doing or how good things are, so have decided that I should follow someone’s footsteps, with the ingenious idea of good fortune in a jar. I do not know who came up with this idea. I just saw the idea pop up on my www.twitter.com timeline one day.
To be able to see the jar slowly fill throughout the year should be motivation enough to keep me on the path to my happiness.

Because as much as I like my job and my colleagues I do not want to work Saturdays for the rest of my life, nor do I only want only two days off over Christmas. If I want to do something about it, I need to work hard to become what I want to be.