I don’t really need to acknowledge that 2021 has been ‘a year’ do I? 2022, by extension… I dare not even get started on my hopes and fears for the world.
What I will say is that on a more personal––and indeed, professional––level, some big things happened for me over the past twelve months. I’m gonna write a round-up post for that in the new year, but for now I want to outline goals for 2022 that (I hope) will build on what I achieved this year.
I’m gonna set my Goodreads goal to 20 books again this year, as a minimum.
There are several projects I want to work on, as always, but I’m not actually gonna list them here. Sometimes it feels like committing myself to specific works in progress is the kiss of death with regards to motivation for them. It’s like my brain, or the muse, suddenly rebels and wants to work on anything but my stated priority, the moment that priority is made known. The main thing is that words happen.
Similarly to the above, I have a bunch of different things in the pipeline. I’ll announce them individually as they come.
• MAKE ART
A new goal for this year, but one I’m passionate about. I have a lot of smaller, sub-goals that feed into this, not least of which:
I started sketching classes in 2021, and I’m all signed up to continue with them from January to March 2022. I’m also booked onto an art workshop in May, and have some illustration mentoring set up, in addition to a free trial of Skillshare I’m currently in the middle of.
Plenty to be getting on with.
Because all of the above will take a lot of time and effort, I plan to scale back client work in 2022. We’ll see how that goes!
I know blog posts have been infrequent here, of late, but I’ll never abandon this space entirely. Stay tuned for updates.