My 2019 New Years Resolutions

Our family rule is that you don’t have to elaborate your Resolutions until the first business day of the year. This year, that won’t be until January 14 for me, and I just can’t wait that long.

Before I get to the goals themselves, let me describe my process this year. First, I made a list of projects I have underway. Not just good ideas, these are the actual projects I’ve started or started planning (like buying fabric for a sewing project). Then I made a list of what I’d like to do more of in 2019 and a separate list of what I want to do less of.

More: reading, writing, sewing, moving, finishing and putting myself “out there,” whatever that means.

Less: social media and other distraction apps, driving my car, feeling bad about my body and scratching my head (a terrible habit I have).

Then I made a list of a few good things that happened this year. I did this mentally and I’m not sure whether it’s relevant, but remembering that good things are both planned and unplanned was helpful.

Okay, so here they are:

  1. Finish my writing projects. To do this, I’m trying 85k90, which is 85000 words in 90 days (from Jan 1-Mar 30), and all my writing counts. Blogs, work, fiction, memoir. All of it.

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Andrea Laiacona Dooley

Andrea Laiacona Dooley

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