A new year, means new resolutions! I don’t consider these resolutions though, more like goals. I looked at my 2016 goals and tacked off all of the things that I did from the list, and I did about half of them. That’s usually my record, but there are a lot of goals I usually repeat. So this year, I thought instead of picking a ton of somewhat willy-nilly goals, I’d Have two sections for my goals. Music related goals, and non-music related goals. I decided to pick two central things I’m really interested in doing, and having the rest of my goals be things I already do, but wanted to structure a bit more (the anime watching and book reading). So, the two things I picked are, music and baking! Since I’ve really been enjoying baking and cooking and want to continue doing so this year, and as anyone who reads this blog knows, I’m very passionate about making music. I also feel like everything on my list is very obtainable for me, if I do what I am considering my buzz word for the year: Focus. I have a tendency to hop from 1 hobby to another, and then I get frustrated when something I am more into doing than what I’ve been doing gets thrown on the back burner. Also a reason why I decided to focus on two categories this year, as well.
But anyway, here are my goals for 2017! Let me know if you have any goals for the year in the comments below!
Non music related goals:
- Organize, clean, and decorate my room
- Bake at least 1 baked good a month.
- Read at least 30 books this year.
- Watch 20 anime this year that I haven’t watched before, or that I haven’t started in 2016.
- Stay on top of posting on both of my blogs.
- Engage more in both the blogging and YouTube community.
- Try not to close myself off to people and be a bit more outgoing.
Music related goals:
- No matter what quality I think it is, write, produce, and release an original song every two months. This is to try and beat the perfectionist self doubter out of me!
- Collaborate with more people on music projects!
- Practice playing the keyboard all year. Use keyboard in a cover before March.
- Muster up the courage to participate in cover contests on Pixel Mixers and on YouTube.
- Also muster up the courage to show my face on YouTube 😄
- Buy acoustic foam reflection shield for home studio.
- Have a full arrangement of a song that I did myself (percussion, strings etc etc)
- Start posting music on a site where music can be sold.
- Stop being so hard on myself, and stay focused
- Up the video quality of my YouTube videos.
- Up the musical quality of my YouTube videos – start composing my own arrangements that aren’t just a cappella.
- Keep on collecting instruments, but these ones specifically:
Mountain dulcimer/strum stick.