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So here we are in 2014; another year, another day and another set of goals!
I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions but believe that if you really want to accomplish something, and I mean really, really want to, then pick a day and do it – just don’t do it in January. I appreciate its a new year with a lovely blank page but I somehow think that contributes to the pressure of being a success but its whatever works for you.
Me personally, I like to set challenges of achievable goals to be completed within the year. I often set a target date but also accept that life often gets in the way which is why I make the goals moveable. I find this makes things more attainable and have a greater sense of satisfaction rather than a lot of frustration restricted to the month of January.
2013 was a busy year with lots of goals accomplished, the most satisfying of them was the publishing of my first book: Photography Activities for Kids: Creating Patterns. It was a project done with both grand-children. We all enjoyed it so much we are currently working on the second book which are hoping to complete and publish by the end of January; this one is all about food and drink.
2014 is already frantic and we’re only on day 2 but with The Societies Convention only 2 weeks away I have already ordered new business cards and flyers and now need to put the finishing touches to the 3 talks I will be giving that weekend.
Also this month I have a webinar scheduled for The Photographer Academy to compliment a series of films we made on macro photography back in the Autumn. I will post full details when the exact dates have been confirmed.
Over the next week or so I will also be posting the new dates for the Macro and Extreme Macro Workshops as well as launching a new web design workshop.
So as you can see January is already busy without adding additional pressures but that doesn’t mean to say that there will be no goals this year.
There are two main things I would like to accomplish this year and both will take some time but will hopefully be worth it.
The first is to sell some of my Fine Art prints, so a new dedicated web domain has been purchased and I need to start adding material over the next few weeks and hope to have it fully running by the end of February.
The second is to work towards my Fellowship panel. I have been procrastinating about it for over a year now and started 3 different bodies of work but not completed any of them as they didn’t feel quite right. But in December I started a little project that is developing very nicely and has got me all excited about the end results so who knows and fingers crossed this will be the panel.
And if it doesn’t get done … well there’s always 2015!!
What challenges and goals have you set yourself for 2014?
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