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Re: Goals

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Yesterday I read Owen’s “Goals” post and at first, I thought I don’t have any, but then I started writing them down and turns out I do! Without further ado, a list, well, many lists.

Short term / immediate / ongoing goals:

  • Keep writing 300 words a day (duh)
  • Find another steady freelance gig that’s roughly 10-20 hours a week. I have a few leads, and I already have a long-term client with about 20 billed hours per week
  • Keep working with my personal trainer, thrice a week for an hour, which I literally just started (as in, today)
  • Somehow start losing weight. For that, I need to change what and how I eat and I don’t yet know how I’ll manage to do that
  • Keep drawing, at least once a week, ideally more
  • Fix my sleep schedule which is pretty fucked up right now
  • In general, keep up with my todo list (eternal goal, really)
  • Keep dating
  • Be more social/active in general
  • Cook more

In 3 months, I want to:

  • Lose at least 2 kilos
  • Have some idea on how I’ll get my eating habits in order (we’re setting realistic goals here, people)
  • Get my sleep schedule in order
  • Have that new freelance gig worked out
  • Have been on at least another date (again, realistic goals)
  • Have started working on the [oral history article I wrote about]()
  • Have held at least another dinner party
  • Be still writing 300 words a day, still drawing at least once a week, still working out thrice a week (this goal never ends)

In 6 months, I want to:

  • Lose at least 5kg
  • Have started getting my eating habits in order
  • Consider doing therapy again. I’m on a break right now, but if I think I need more time, I’ll give it another 6 months
  • Have been on at least 3 more dates
  • At least halfway done with that oral history article
  • Have held at least 2 more dinner parties
  • Still writing, still draw, still work out, etc.

In a year, I want to:

  • Lose at least 10kg (stretch goal: anything above that, really)
  • Have my eating habits somewhat in order
  • Restart therapy with a plan of stopping certain anti-anxiety medications
  • Get my cholesterol back to normal levels (if not I’ll likely have to start medication)
  • Have $REDACTED in savings
  • Published that oral history article
  • Re-evaluate my life concerning where I live, and see how much longer do I want to stay in Hungary and also the work I do
  • Be in a relationship (yes I know this is not how this works, but one can dream)
  • Be in some sort of leadership role in my church
  • Hold dinner parties at least once a month
  • Write, draw, work out, etc.

In 3 years, I want to:

  • Lose 30kg (which is my target goal)
  • Have healthy eating habits
  • More money saved, obviously (as a freelancer it’s hard to plan for even a year, three years feels impossible)
  • Have stopped taking said medications above
  • Be married (we’re thinking big!)
  • Have my living situation figured out, possibly left Hungary or it’s on the horizon
  • Do dinner parties/write/draw/work out, you know the drill

In 5 years, I want to:

  • Not live in Hungary
  • Have my weight still under 100kg
  • Still have healthy eating habits
  • Maybe buy a house?
  • Have a solid grasp on where my career is going, by this time I’ll be 35 after all
  • Have a kid
  • Eh who knows about habits when you have a kid, but at least keep working out

Okay, I could go on, but I think this is a good start. Keep me accountable, please?