[PERSONAL | RAMBLES] 2017 Goals

[PLEASE NOTE: This post is UNEDITED.]

HAPPY NEW YEARS, EVERYBODY!!!!! 2017 is FINALLY upon us! I have been waiting for 2017 to come for about 2 or 3 years now. I don’t even know why. All I know is, it’s something awesome. I choose to believe TrainerKelly’s Network is about to take some very great strides in becoming a sustainable, long-term business that operates on a balance of profit/promotion, inspiration, and happiness.

I would certainly appreciate it if you would check back to previous years’ posts. They will give you a good idea on how far I have come:

2012 Goals
2013 Goals (also this one)
2014 Goals
2015 Goals
2016 Goals

If you have not read 2016’s summary blog post, go read it now. It talks about my goal successes for this year, which is actually quite successful.

If you’re done reading that/have already read that, continue on to see why the heck 2017 is about to get pretty freakin’ GREAT for me. I can hear my mind trying to tell me everything is going to go horribly wrong, but nope. 2017 will be an improvement for 2016. A HUGE improvement. Whatever excitement I felt for 2017 WILL happen.

So, let’s start:

Overall Goals

Just like last year, I have overarching goals for the year. These roll over from month to month and probably won’t stop and will continue going for a long time. Most of these are actually more or less the same as last year, which you will see, with the exception to one.

1.) Business

I originally had this down at number 4, but do you know what? TrainerKelly’s Network is NUMBER ONE this year. Japanese nor Kelly’s Journey will be a part of my goal list this year (although, if I feel like doing them, I will because I am not going to restrain myself unless it will cause problems; I DO really want to do both of those). My original works and actually running a business will be.

Most of this will be creating more content, running all my pages as on-time as possible, and keeping track of things like business expenses and how much I earn.

Completing my business books that I have (especially Small Time Operator and The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing) are crucial this year, ESPECIALLY in the early half. Tax time is going to be a mess for numerous reasons this year, including inadequate bookkeeping for 2016. I’m preventing 2017’s tax time in 2018 from being a mess.

Business also includes consistent posting and updates across all channels. This means AT LEAST one post a day on social media networks and updates on my website twice a month (15th and final day of the month). The social media post will most likely be advertisements for content I already have posted.

2.)Diet Balance

Okay, so, I DID balance my diet better than I have in previous years. I, however, want to be even more balanced than I currently am. Some of it is the I want to walk-the-walk sort of thing. I want to show by example what a balanced vegan diet looks like, so when people ask me questions, I can point to different parts of my plate and explain to people what makes it balanced.

I picked up Becoming Vegan (Express Edition) with some unexpected Christmas money I got, which provides a plethora of information about plant-based nutrition. This makes me REALLY excited, especially because, oddly enough, I am interested in the health side of veganism. I understand the other sides, but I find the health side both interesting and motivating. Huh. Never thought I would say that!

3.) Weight Loss

The new goal on the list, inspired by going Vegan, is to get down to 170 lbs. My original goal was 180 lbs, but I decided to aim for the lower 170 lbs to help allow leeway between 170 and 180, rather than 180 and 190. Who knows, maybe I will want to go lower, but only time will tell.

Weight loss includes at least an hour of movement. I do not need your two cents, I already know what I am doing. Thank you.

4.)Pulling the Reins on Money

I admit, I have a bad relationship with money. My husband has a problem with not spending money, I have a problem with spending money. I want to befriend my money, pay off my debt and car insurance, and put away money for cool things like a future home, additional business items, and a plant-based nutrition certification course I really want to take that costs $2,000 because why not further my education in that.

Most of this will be self-discipline and figuring out what method of tracking my money is the best for me.

Which is definitely not Quicken.

Month-By-Month Goals

Just like last year, I am breaking down my goals from month-to-month, with the list being broken down even further into two parts.

The main things to keep in mind this year are the completion of comics and the start of short stories for a 2018 debut.

These do not include the overarching goals that I mentioned above, minus the business one.

Goals from January to June

January 2017

  • Complete all items needed for Arisia Con
  • Arisia Con (January 13th to 16th)
  • Complete Fairy Glimpse up to the most recent panel scripted; must be done within a week and a half
  • Kehllee short 1-Panel comics scripting
  • General illustration pieces (up to 5 per month)
  • Continue & complete stories for Carwyn, Deathena, Cian, and the Fairy King & Queen; others if applicable

February 2017

  • Fairies’ Day/Naitmarians’ Day to be drawn; 10 at a time (does NOT have to be completed, just drawn)
  • MAKE ME A MODEL pages 25 through 36 will be COMPLETED sketch-wise; if I am still motivated (rather than hitting a downtime), I will continue and pencil-line, scan, ink, and screentone, plus prepare for posting
  • Complete notebooks for March 2017 conventions
  • Kehllee short 1-Panel comics scripting
  • General illustration pieces (up to 10 per month)
  • Continue & complete stories for Carwyn, Deathena, Cian, and the Fairy King & Queen; others if applicable

March 2017

  • U-Con @ UConn (Unconfirmed; March 3rd – 5th)
  • Fubuki Con (March 18th)
  • Expected downtime:
    • read and complete: Small Time Operator and The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing
    • Brainstorm/plan/doodle-sketch ideas where applicable, make notes, experiment, think, etc.
    • Relax. Have fun. Read some manga.
  • General illustration pieces (up to 10 per month; IF downtime interferes with this, I expect only 2 in the month)
  • Continue & complete stories for Carwyn, Deathena, Cian, and the Fairy King & Queen; others if applicable
  • MAKE ME A MODEL pages 25 through 36 WILL be posted

April 2017

  • Expected downtime for half a month:
    • Brainstorm/plan/doodle-sketch ideas where applicable, make notes, experiment, think, etc.
    • Relax. Have fun. Read some manga.
  • Fairies’ Day/Naitmarians’ Day to be COMPLETED drawing-wise, if it hasn’t yet; if it has, BEGIN INKING
  • MAKE ME A MODEL pages 37 through 48 will be DRAWN
  • General illustration pieces (up to 10 per month; IF downtime interferes with this, I expect only 2 in the month)
  • Continue & complete stories for Carwyn, Deathena, Cian, and the Fairy King & Queen; others if applicable

May 2017

  • Fairies’ Day & Naitmarians’ Day INKING & SCREENTONING to be WORKED ON; about 50% of the comics should be completed
  • MAKE ME A MODEL‘s pages 37 through 48 will be worked on, if not completed
  • General illustration pieces (up to 10 per month)
  • Continue & complete stories for Carwyn, Deathena, Cian, and the Fairy King & Queen; others if applicable
  • Prepare for ConnectiCon with better displays where applicable, getting my clothing in order, and making sure CTCon is BIG

June 2017

  • 100% COMPLETE ALL Fairies’ Day & Naitmarians’ Day CURRENT SCRIPTED
  • FINISH COMPLETING MAKE ME A MODEL pages 37 through 48, if not completed
  • Start Kehllee’s 1-Panel Comic
  • General illustration pieces (up to 10 per month)
  • Continue & complete stories for Carwyn, Deathena, Cian, and the Fairy King & Queen; others if applicable
  • Prepare for ConnectiCon with better displays where applicable, getting my clothing in order, and making sure CTCon is BIG

Goals from July to December

July 2017

  • ConnectiCon (July 6th through 9th)
  • Fairies Day/Naitmarians’ Day DEBUTS on the internet
  • Post MAKE ME A MODEL pages 37 through 48; announce MAKE ME A MODEL hiatus to complete the remaining pages in the series for consistent posting
  • Work on Kehllee’s 1-Panel Comics
  • Expected downtime for half a month:
    • Brainstorm/plan/doodle-sketch ideas where applicable, make notes, experiment, think, etc.
    • Relax. Have fun. Read some manga.
  • General illustration pieces (up to 5 per month)
  • Continue & complete stories for Carwyn, Deathena, Cian, and the Fairy King & Queen; others if applicable

August 2017

  • Expected downtime:
    • Brainstorm/plan/doodle-sketch ideas where applicable, make notes, experiment, think, etc.
    • Relax. Have fun. Read some manga.
  • General illustration pieces (up to 10 per month; IF downtime interferes with this, I expect only 2 in the month)
  • Continue & complete stories for Carwyn, Deathena, Cian, and the Fairy King & Queen; others if applicable

September 2017

  • Begin the scripting for additional Naitmarish Glimpse/Fairy Glimpse comics
  • Continue illustrating Kehllee’s 1-Panel comics
  • Work on the remainder of MAKE ME A MODEL‘s page; aim is for the first half 2018 to be posted
  • General illustration pieces (up to 10 per month)
  • Continue & complete stories for Carwyn, Deathena, Cian, and the Fairy King & Queen; others if applicable

October 2017

  • Kehllee’s 1-Panel comics, IF not completed yet
  • Naitmarish Glimpse/Fairy Glimpse scripted; panels STARTED, if not completed
  • Work on the remainder of MAKE ME A MODEL‘s page; aim is for the first half 2018 to be posted
  • General illustration pieces (up to 10 per month)
  • Continue & complete stories for Carwyn, Deathena, Cian, and the Fairy King & Queen; others if applicable

November 2017

  • Expected downtime:
    • Brainstorm/plan/doodle-sketch ideas where applicable, make notes, experiment, think, etc.
    • Relax. Have fun. Read some manga.
  • General illustration pieces (up to 10 per month; IF downtime interferes with this, I expect only 2 in the month)
  • Continue & complete stories for Carwyn, Deathena, Cian, and the Fairy King & Queen; others if applicable

December 2017

  • Kehllee’s 1-Panel comics, IF not completed yet
  • Naitmarish Glimpse/Fairy Glimpse scripted; panels STARTED, if not completed
  • Work on the remainder of MAKE ME A MODEL‘s page; aim is for the first half 2018 to be posted
  • General illustration pieces (up to 10 per month)
  • Continue & complete stories for Carwyn, Deathena, Cian, and the Fairy King & Queen; others if applicable

Aim for Achievement

In 2016, one of my goals that I never announced was to stay on top of my goals. I managed to do this pretty well, although definitely not to the extent I would have LOVED to do so. I have gained experience in staying on top and I expect to be able to continue, especially even more. I am in a position right now where I can focus on my goals and achieve them, no matter how many goals I have to complete. I’m starting to get better at knowing how much I can complete in a day, which will allow me to maximize my time and tackle certain projects first. I’m getting better at working, even with a desire for a break. I’m returning back to my old work habits of working regardless of how I am feeling. I welcome them!

This year, I am aiming for achievement of every single goal I have. The continued diet correction, the business, the projects related to the business, the weight loss, and a better relationship with money. I’m going to power through the comics with great quality, despite their speed, to continue seeing my dreams come true, and clearing the pathway to 2018. I hope that everything I am to get done this year gets completed and more.

I know I want and need to create my own personal goal breakdown, right down to the frequent posting and creating of each month.

I’m aiming high.

I want 2017 to be more successful than 2016. Just so 2018 can be even more successful than 2017.

So, here we go 2017!

THIS IS GOING TO BE THE BEST YEAR YET.

EVERY GOAL IS ACHIEVED IN A TIMELY MANNER, HECK, SOME EVEN GET ACHIEVED AHEAD OF TIME.

THIS. IS. JUST. THE. BEGINNING.

 

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