2008 Goals

By far, this is my favorite time of the year. This is where I look back on the year to see how far I’ve come with my goals. So as I look back on the year that was, it ROCKED!!

With the acceptance of my poetry manuscript by CavanKerry Press, I blew my poetry goals out of the water! I also wrote 70 poems, surpassing my goal of 52 for the year. On the workout front, while I didn’t learn how to swim, I dropped 10 pounds—two more that I anticipated. Tim and I have gone to the gym consistently in 2007 so it’s nice that all of our hard work is paying off.

So here are my goals for 2008:

1. Get our financial house in order. Tim turns 40 this July, and it’s been our goal to pay off our mortgage by the time he’s 50. So in order to do that it’s time to get serious about paying off debt, saving money, and investing in our future.

2. Get serious about the PoBiz. Since the book comes out in late 2009, I need to devote myself to doing all those things to make it successful. That includes developing my own personal marketing plan, finding freelance opportunities, doing more local readings, applying for grants, and getting my work into journals. And blogging, of course.

3. Read more books. Sad but true, I have as many unread books as an independent bookstore. My reading list is here.

4. Learn to swim.

I never put in goals about being a better mom or wife because I think that goes without saying.

Good luck to you in the new year. I wish you much poetry and love in 2008. Be safe!


It sounds as if your 2007 was fantastic! wishing you even more success in 2008!

Cheers to you!
Happy New Year, January!!!
Catherine said…
Good luck with your goals and congratulations on your achievements in 2007. I'm just posting my own goals for the year on my blog right now
Carolee said…
i really like this list. it sounds celebratory. my lists tend to be on the punishing side ... this is much more productive! happy new year.

jillypoet said…
Happy New Year, January! You are an inspiration! I can't wait to hold your book in my hands! Carolee and I will make the trip to Mass., just to hear you read from it!
Anonymous said…
i like #4! make it happen poetmom!
January said…
eds, when are you getting your own blog?

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