My Goals for 2020
Before I moved to Yuma I had a ton of plans. Since moving here I’ve had to abandon most of my plans because Yuma does not have the same economic climate as Fargo. This is a very different animal. There are not as many opportunities to gain programming experience on the job. I have fallen sideways into WordPress development, social media management, SEO, ecommerce and Web design.
2020 Growth and Introspection
This has been the weirdest year ever. I had so many plans. Nothing really went as planned. I had goals but, most of them fell by the wayside. There is more to this year but, I want to do this now while I am thinking of it. My life is very busy and intense right now with work and moving into the fall holiday season. Did I actually accomplish anything in my first year in tech? Where did I grow? What did I succeed with? Was this year a total wash? Do I still want to stay in Yuma? These are all great questions.
Post-Coronavirus Goals: So wow. This really threw an axe into the bicycle tire. I’ve been sitting at home with lots to think about for weeks. I’ve been at home for nearly a month now just sitting not working. Are my goals still the same? Do I still have the same mindset I did earlier in the year? No. I don’t. I feel like I should do goals quarterly and compare them.
New Year Goals
Pre-Coronavirus Goals: Yuma also has an unexpectedly rich arts and market culture. There are markets and fairs all winter. How much do I want to be a part of this? I am already a member of the a local artist co-op here. What are my artistic goals in this artisan wonderland? Here are my personal, artistic and professional goals for 2020.
Become a Bead Master
I’m throwing all my artistic efforts into two baskets. One of those baskets is bead weaving. I’m going to attempt to hit this very hard this year. I even bought a light box to showcase all my new work.
I Want to Get Good at Watercolor
This is the second artistic skill I am going to be hacking away at. I am really into watercolor painting this year and I want to get better at it. I can incorporate ink drawings into the works and its so easy to clean up. Watercolor is the best.
This year is about becoming an expert at something. This year is about being relentless, showing up and doing the thing until I am good at it. These are my plans. Let’s see how far I can get with these things. I will scrap book my progress in my Recent Works section.
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