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.

Health and Weight

I am really kicking ass with this right now. My weight is down 20+ pounds and I'm in a weight loss program through my insurance. I'm fully medicated physically and mentally. Its been a lot to adjust to but, I'm getting through it.

I Learned a Lot About WordPress

This never ends. It has replaced nearly everything else in my life. Learning what all the plugins do and how to configure them has been a major part of this.

Not Ready for Home

I have figured out I am not ready to buy a home in Yuma. I am not sure I want to live in Yuma long term. I'm not sure I want to take on the responsibility or expense of owning a home again in general. I really thought this was something I wanted.

What About Art?

This is a tremendous question. Somewhere along the line I stopped creating art. I have zero urge to do so right now. I have a real inability to focus. Is it from stress? Is it from medication? Are the websites fulfilling this need or am I going through internal change?

I Need More Stability

I have been working for a couple of small businesses during my first year in technology. My nerves are fried from worrying over finance and boundaries. I need more structure and more stability in my workplace. I knew this before but, now it is crystal clear.

Post-Coronavirus Goals

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.

Learn About IoT

I want to learn more about the Internet of Things and how to make something. Do a MicroMasters.

Learn all the WordPress

I'm still working on this. I learned a lot of gravity forms features I didn't know about lately.

Get Back Under 200 Pounds

This is even worse now that I'm in quarantine.

Focus on Health

I really want to have a full health screening and get my health sorted. My energy is very low and my allergies are over the top.

Do Something Meaningful

I am having a lot of trouble doing busy work. Its not fulfilling. I want to work on projects that are more purposeful and challenging.

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.

Learn the Adobe CS

I want to become more proficient with InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Spark and Illustrator.

Learn all the WordPress

I am really into this right now. I want to become a front end and back end expert.

Get Back Under 200 Pounds

I am no longer willing to remain unhealthy and unattractive. I am willing to workout. I am willing to find low calorie food I enjoy eating. I am willing to eat only 2 over the top meals a month to achieve my goals.

Sell My Art Stock Pile

I am willing to vend at 4 market events a year. I want to sell more art. I'm attempting to do this through several avenues like the Littlewood Co-op, farmers markets and my online store. If it doesn't sell I'm going to just hide gift bags all over town to get rid of it. I have too much art.

Work 30 Hours a Week

I enjoy my job. Its challenging to the point of a nervous breakdown but, it is only 24 hours a week. I need to have at least 30 hours a week. To do this I need to help create more web work and learn the skills to do anything that comes at me.

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.

Goals for 2020

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.

Goals for 2020

I Want to Hunt for Treasure

My husband bought me a metal detector for Christmas and I have not used it yet. I am super into watching mudlarking videos and I want to find some artifacts for myself.

I Want to Visit Mexico

I'm here living on the border. I want to finally cross the border into Mexico and see the other side. I even have my passport. I just need to go.

Travel with Family

I want to travel with my family. I want to see my mother again and go places with my husband, kids and grand kids. I don't want to go on a plane trip or cross country. I'm not ready for that yet.

Spend Time With My Husband

I want to spend quality time with my husband and grow closer to him. We've had a rough few years and we're not as close as we could be. We've been gaming, dieting, working out together and listening to books a lot so far this year. I want to keep doing this.

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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