Goals for 2015
I’m not a big fan of resolutions for a new year. They’re too easy to abandon, and too much of a cliche. Nevertheless, I find that my life and my sense of self tend to be the most stable and satisfying when I have goals. The distinction may be fine, and despite having thought about it for a few days I’m not able to articulate the difference. But goals are something I need. Attainable, concrete, measurable goals.
Here is my list of goals for 2015:
- Read 25 books in any genre. (I read 23 in 2014.)
- Run 600 miles. (I ran 319 in 2014, having started running seriously over the summer.)
- Write 24 non-review, non-photo blog posts of at least 1000 words.
- Post 52 photos to this blog.
- Get accepted into at least 2 juried exhibitions or competitions. (I was accepted into 1 in 2014.)
- Spend at least 1 day shooting for my “It Forgets You” project.
- Finish writing the text for the “It Forgets You” book.
- Shoot at least 500 frames for my Mira Mesa project.
- Complete a rough draft of a photo book for my “All Good Things” series.
- Shoot at least 12 self-portraits for the new series I’m working on.
There’s a lot to do on this list, and the year will go by quickly. But I think I’m up to the task.