pondering my role in a bigger story

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

what lies ahead

I'm sitting in my den in my pajamas watching the Vols play some half-way decent football in the Outback bowl, and updating my blog and Facebook. Nice, leisurely way to ring in the New Year. Being a good Southern gal, I'll have my black-eyed peas and turnip greens (standard New Year's Day fare) in a little while.

Here are my creative intentions of 2008:

Reading. In years past, I set some pretty ambitious reading goals and did a decent job of keeping up with what I read through the year. I'm going to do that again in 2008, with a goal of 40 books. That puts me at just over 3 a month and seems to be an achievable goal. I have my friends Megan and Craig to thank for inspiring me to set a reading goal and keep a record of it. Thanks, y'all.

Writing. I'm setting a personal goal of writing 5 days a week, or 20 days a month. Shooting for about a thousand words a day. I'll have to see how editing fits into the equation.

Photography. Learn PhotoShop. Take a jillion pictures. Figure out a decent way to organize them. Print more. Enter more shows and contests. Develop the Plastic Jesus series. Take some creative risks.

And I want to drop a few pounds, get my money's worth from my Y membership, simplify, and just be a little more free.

What about you? Would love to hear what you are hopeful about in 2008. And what's on your reading list, if you have one.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Craig said...

Not sure which is more exciting - the three books a month goal or the 1000 pages a day writing goal. Do 'em both! Have a great New Year, Amy!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008 3:13:00 PM

 
Blogger Presbyterian Gal said...

Meanwhile, since you correctly guessed "volcano", you won the New Year's Day poem

Tuesday, January 01, 2008 5:30:00 PM

 
Blogger not-so-deep Denise said...

"hopeful for" I love that phrase. You always inspire me to pick up something to sew together - that would be the most creative thing I do....

Wednesday, January 02, 2008 2:39:00 PM

 
Blogger Jennifer said...

Great goals, Amy. I'll be your cheerleader all the way. Maybe we can do some of them together, too!

Thursday, January 03, 2008 11:38:00 AM

 
Blogger soul and culture said...

Uh, Craig, that's a thousand WORDS, not pages. Lord, have mercy.

PG - you rock!

Denise - here's hoping what you're hopeful for comes to fruition in '08!

Jenny - Glad you're in my corner. And, yes, let's hit some of these together!

Thursday, January 03, 2008 9:06:00 PM

 

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