So much has happened this year, and I’m so lucky to have already have completed my goals. Hard work definitely pays off!
For those who don’t know my goals this year were to get a job, move out of home, eat healthy, exercise, and “get a really hot boyfriend before September 27th”; the last being a challenge my best friend set me before travelling overseas for half a year – which I’m pretty surprised actually became true, was not expecting to complete that one at all. Challenge completed… ok – maybe completed a week later, but still complete!
This evening I was able to write up a list of goals I hope to achieve in 2014 – and although challenging (especially with the lack of a never ending amount of time) I hope I am able to start and work to complete these goals.
- Learn how to code.
- Take a short course in Film Makeup.
- Go to a knife skills class.
- Learn how to drive.
- Go overseas on holiday/work.
- See either the Great Barrier Reef or the Pink Salt Lake.
- Get Barista and RSA certificates.
- Go to Art Classes; live drawing and sculptures.
When I think of goals that are achievable within a year or that I can work towards, I know these are things I will enjoy. Obviously the first is because I am surrounded by code at work, it’s about time I started learning it.
The second, taking a short course in Film Makeup is because I love films and makeup; I think the next step I can take in regards to film should be studying how makeup is used in it. I think it’s such a fascinating part of makeup as well – it’s like physical CGI, well at least that is how I would describe it – a more tangible and non-digital version of creating fiction.
The third, because I really want to take a class to do with cooking and whilst I am getting better at using knives, I would love to know any tips and techniques to cutting things properly! I think it would be a good introduction class to take and inspire me to learn more about cooking.
The fourth, because I’ve finally found a reason for driving. That being, I want to drive to places on weekends and eat cake (real cake, not what you were thinking). Not completely the whole truth, but part of it.
The fifth, because I have itchy feet. Not physically, metaphorically. I’ve come to the realisation in the past year, whilst I am open to the idea of moving overseas for work, I love Melbourne and would love to spend at least part of my life here. The culture is amazing here, but I would love to see the rest of the world too. I want to learn about heaps of different cultures and attend heaps of conferences like SXSW or events like IMATS.
The sixth comes from having not actually travelling around Australia enough. I don’t know why I haven’t been to the Great Barrier Reef yet and one of the top things on my list is to visit the Pink salt lake in Western Australia.
Seven, because I drink so much coffee. Ok, not a lot in comparison to some people. But one at least every weekday is quite a lot. RSA is a little different though, I just think it would be something handy to have – I wouldn’t have to use it all the time in a job, but maybe once off events every year and also learning how to mix drinks and have a greater understanding would be fun!
Eight. Because I love art. I want to expand from digital painting too. I love digital painting but I think drawing off the computer and perhaps even learning how to create sculptures could add to my understanding of painting so I would love to take some weekend or night classes in this too!
And that’s it. All the goals I hope to complete in 2013. Looking forward to tackling them!
Lots of Love,