This time last year I set goals to achieve by the end of this year. Since it has reached that time again, I am going to review my goals and see if I have achieved them.
Lose 8 kg
When I set this goal I weight 89.6 kg. Over the course of the year my weight has gone up and down (mostly down) but as of the time of writing I am currently sitting at 90 kg so this did not happen and I ultimately gained 0.4 kg. I had got as low as 85.5 kg during the year which still wouldn't be 8kg weight loss but was a loss of 4.1 kg compared to this time last year) but that has gone back up to 90 kg. I've had a challenging year though so I'm okay with this and maybe I'll lose some next year. Managing my health, including my weight is important but it is not a race.
Reach the point my business (Birchmark) is making $300 + per week
I did not achieve this. The job I had at the end of last year kept dragging on in terms of when we would return this year as it was a tiny business and was going through changes, and I ended up spending most of my time during that period looking for another job. I am not as effective at this as what would be ideal in terms of how long it takes, and I was applying for quite a few jobs so this took away from some of my time to work on my business.
Later I did get a job but I burned out during the time I was there as you may have seen if you read my post, "The Mask Fell Off" and I'm currently not in that position anymore. Between jobsearching earlier and working in my most recent job later, my business did not really grow this year.
I'm now working on my business full time. If you have read my previous posts, you may be aware that I am working on a card game currently. This has been my main focus with the occasional bit of other content created while working on this major project. The game is going well currently. It has proven to be a bigger project than I initially anticipated though. I have some exciting ideas for it in the future too.
Pass all the courses in my TAFE diploma that I do this year
I didn't end up studying at all this year as I admittedly that I had had enough of doing it for a while, so I didn't achieve this (though technically I didn't fail any courses either). Moving on....
Save up for a House
I did not achieve this. I've discovered it is easier to get a house than I thought due to easier loan providers to use and government programs (ie government covering some of deposit for people of certain incomes etc), but we did not manage to save up for a house given our financial situation in general. And that's okay. It will happen soon enough. Our health, including mental health, is more important than getting a house. That's something I had to actually come to terms with when struggling while working.
Make an episode of Pug Bee
Pug Bee is my adult cartoon series that combines animation and gaming. I did some work towards it, including writing a script, which is good but may need some adjustments, but this got put to the side for the same reason my business as a whole did during a decent portion of this year. This series is still to come though and I look forward to making it. I also have plans that will tie all my content together a bit more now.
These were all the goals I had set. My goals this year were far from the greatest success, but I've learned things this year and some good things have come out of this year in other ways, so while it could have been better, I am okay with this.
The only thing now is to set goals to try to achieve by this time next year.
Setting Goals to Achieve by this time next Year
My goals I am setting for this time next year are:
Get an assessment for Autism
Lose 4 kg
Reach the point my business (Birchmark) is making $300+ per week
Revise and improve my management / treatment of my health and my ADHD
Make an episode of Pug Bee
Make the Base Game of Unicorn Robot Party
Some of these goals are already underway to a degree. I have been revising and improving how I manage my ADHD and my health issues and this has helped and this will continue in the new year. I'm a bit stuck on accessing an Autism assessment at this time but I am working on sorting that out. The first episode of Pug Bee is partway done currently so it's already partially done, but has just been neglected for a while. I'm currently working on the Base game of Unicorn Robot Party and that's been my main creative focus since stopping work, so that one is definitely underway, but simply just not done yet.
Thank you for reading my post. I hope you enjoyed it.
I've had a less success year goal-wise this year, but given everything that has happened this year, I'm okay with that, and I feel confident going forward.
If you have goals you would like to share, feel free to comment them below. Or if you use strategies other than goals (I certainly do - I just also set goals), I'd be happy to hear about them too (or anything else you want to comment of course).
Also if you are the parent of a child or are a teenager over 13, I would really appreciate it if you could help me with my survey for Unicorn Robot Party (linked in the links section). If you complete it and provide an email (you don't have to provide an email if you don't want to though - but it's the only way to get the freebie), when the base game is complete you will get a free copy of the printable version of the Base Game of Unicorn Robot Party. This would be of great help to me and I haven't got enough responses to the survey yet.
Teenagers over 13 or Parents of Children, get a free copy of the printable version of the base game for Unicorn Robot Party by completing this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DMZX8T7
Vote for my next ORTI character here: https://poll.ly/#/LBp54z3X
Birchmark Website / Portfolio: http://birchmark.com.au/
The Mask Fell Off: https://goldvoice.club/steem/@birchmark/the-mask-fell-off
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