The Next 3 Years

I am getting a jump on the whole New Year’s resolution thing as I am finished with my classes, and I have some time to think about it. I looked at my 101 in 1001 list and decided that most of the items on the list did not or will not make a big difference in my life– I will either do them or I won’t. It would be great if I learned to be more fluent in Spanish or play the piano, but having it on a list doesn’t seem to inspire me in these areas. So my next list will be shorter and more about what I actually am inspired to work on, but lose track of sometimes. I am hoping the list will help to focus my efforts on the things I most want to accomplish in the next 3 years. I will do other things and continue to work on my 101 in 1001 list in order to complete my self-experiment, but I can’t wait to get started on this list. As you can see it is not finished—I never know what else I might want to reach for.  But, at this point, these are the things I am most wanting to focus on. I probably do not even need a list, but I like lists and numbers and keeping track of things. The list is like an itinerary of my travels through life for the next 3 years; I’m sure there will be many diversions before I get there. I hope so the list is not supposed to be my life; it’s just there to remind me of where I thought I was going.

  1. Read or listen to 3000 poems.
  2. Read or listen to 1000 different poets.
  3. Read 50 volumes of poetry.
  4. Read 50 books of fiction.
  5. Read 50 books of non-fiction/non-poetry
  6. Write 150 poems.
  7. Publish 300 blog posts.
  8. Write 500,000 words that make sense together (fiction or non-fiction).
  9. Publish 10 written pieces in a place other than my blog.
  10. Finish 200 drawings.
  11. Mount and display 10 pieces of art.
  12. Finish a BA, AA or vocational training program that will help me with #13.
  13. Get a job I like that pays well.
  14. Move myself 2000 miles by my own muscles (walking, running, bicycling).
  15. This space open for new goals as they come up.
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