I’ve been thinking about my goals for 2020.
After I did some journaling and thought exercises (thanks to this 3-part video series from Marie Forleo, called Decade in Review), I realized that I accomplished a LOT in ten years.
I graduated college, got my art showcased in a gallery, published a LOT of books, got a table at SPX (my dream come true!), and SO much more.
So I’m eager to see what the 2020s will bring!
But I want to do more than just look at my goals for 2020. I want to make some goals for the next decade.
You may remember from my bullet journal post that I stated: I overestimate what I can do in a day, and underestimate what I can do in a week.
Well, the same is true for years and decades.
I overestimate what I can do in a year, but underestimate what can be done in ten years.
If you haven’t done the decade in review exercise, I HIGHLY recommend you try it. It’s a good way to tap into not only what you’ve done, but what you KNOW you can do in the near future.
With that in mind…
I’ve thought and pondered over goals, and I’ve decided on these top 3 for next year.
Why 3? Because I’ve learned from this year that setting more than 3 goals makes it hard to accomplish any of them. So 3 AT MOST.
Here’s my top 3 goals for 2020:
- Thumbnail The Legend of Jamie Roberts in its entirety.
I’m a little ashamed to admit that The Legend isn’t entirely written out. I have an OUTLINE. The first seven chapters are written. But the second half of the story still needs to be scripted.
To achieve this goal, I’m going to draw one thumbnailed page in my sketchbook every day (except Sunday). That’s 313 pages to sketch out overall. While I don’t think The Legend of Jamie Roberts will be THAT long, it’s still a good goal to have to sketch a page a day.
- Read 1 new comic per week
I’ll be blunt: outside of The Legend of Jamie Roberts and commissions and freelancing, I’ve been in a creative rut. Part of that is due to… just working a lot. But part of that is also due to my not reading very many comics anymore.
Also, I started Indie Comics Hub with the goal of reviewing indie comics. And I’ve been woefully lax in actually reading indie comics and enforcing deadlines on myself.
So I hope that by reading one new comic every week, I not only get the creative juices flowing – I also get to write reviews to post up on Indie Comics Hub for comics readers to enjoy.
- Get my friend Sean’s book to print
I promised my friend Sean that I would help him get his collection of prose and poetry to print. It’s been a dream of his to see it happen, and I know more than he does about publishing books, so I offered to help.
That said, I’ve been taking my time to help him with this. (Sorry, dude. I had a lot going on).
But 2020 is going to be different, dammit! We’re going to get these stories together, and we’re going to get them to print.
(And if we can do it without using Amazon, that’s even better in my book).
What about my goals for the next decade?
Oh, I have some big goals in mind to accomplish in the next ten years. Like…
- Paying off my student loans entirely (my pipe dream is to do this in 5 years).
- Saving up for – and getting – an RV to live in, and
- Learning how to sew to make my own dresses.
I will certainly be doing more than this – it’s a decade, after all – but these are my top 3 picks for Goals for the 2020s.
What are your goals for next year? How are you going to keep track of them? I’d love to know!
That’s all for now. Thank you for reading!
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