Where do you want your life to be in seven years?
We all recently donned our eclipse glasses and ran outside to see the crescent shadows and the 90-something percent completion (depending on where you live). And it was pretty cool! And while the last one happened forty something years ago, we don’t have to wait as long for the next one!
Only seven years till April 8, 2024.
In a way, that is a long wait. But at the same time, it’s also not very long at all.
Either way, it’s a manageable amount of time to set some goals! There is only so much you can expect yourself to accomplish in one year. And ten years is kind of hard to wrap your mind around, so how about seven?
What would you like to see in your past when you are seven years older?
Yes, I’m talking writing goals. But as important as that is, there is more to life than that. So what are some things you would like to see yourself accomplish by then? Writing-wise and otherwise?
Let’s start with those literary-related.
As for me, I’d like to publish several books. I think I should be able to finish the rest of my current series in about two years, three tops. That leaves at least four years, during which I will be a much more experienced writer and hopefully better and faster at it. So maybe four more books—a book a year—and I'd like to try getting a traditional publishing deal!
I’d also like to start an AuthorTube channel, massively grow my blog and following, do a lot of guest posting and hosting, and stretch myself to some manner of speaking event, maybe in high schools to encourage your writers to pursue their dreams (even though public speaking is THE WORST!).
Besides being a writer, I am also an exotic animal veterinary technician. I have my RVT license, but there is an exotic vet tech specialty that takes five years, a lot of case studies, and one whopper of a test to achieve. That would be a great accomplishment that I would be very proud of if I could manage it.
And I'd like to get better at art, and I should probably landscape my front yard…and try not to get any more out of shape than I already am…
But now I’m rambling! So tell me, what are your 2024 eclipse goals? The big ones and the little ones? You never know, sharing your goals could give someone else the inspiration to accomplish theirs!
Share your goals in the comments!
How do you keep track of goals? Do you have a goal keeping master plan? Some kind of written out accomplishment schedule? I'd love to hear about it!
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