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I am a huge fan of having goals. I have goals for everything: goals for the day, for the week, for the month, for the year…. Etc. As we get closer to the New Year, I have been thinking about my 2018 goals.
My 2018 goals are in quite a few categories: school, home, blog, reading, and other.
Like I said, I love goals!
Because if you don’t have goals, how do you know where you are going? What do you work towards? It’s like going to the grocery store without a list—what will you buy?
So here are my 2018 goals. Feel free to steal any that you want for yourself or your classroom or your blog!
My goals for the school year were basically just to survive. Now that I am halfway through and no one (including me!) has died, I think we can get a little more in depth.
I want my younger students to learn rhythm really well. They are doing a pretty good job so far, but I want to keep them going. (You can check out the first rhythm lesson we did here.)
I want my older students to learn to read melodies. They do not know this at all… I am going to use my keyboards as an incentive to read music, because they ask me al of the time if they can play the keyboards. So if anyone has good ideas about how to teach class keyboard effectively, please let me know!
I want to do centers about once a month, at least with my older students.
I need to organize my room! If you read this post or this post, then you know that my room was flooded and all of my stuff got moved out of my room and back in again. Since I got moved back in, I have been busy with field trips and concerts and just generally not wanting to get things where they need to go. I would like to finish the cleaning up.
Move into our new house. This one is definitely happening, but it is nice to know at least one of my goals will definitely happen!
Decorate the new house. This will be a bigger feat than just moving in. decorating everything and furnishing everything will take all year.
Keep the new house organized. I like everything organized, but I have a bad habit of getting lazy with the house when I get busy with everything else. This year I am going to keep things organized! Or at least I am going to try…
Read about keeping organized here.
I just started my blog in October. I did it mostly for myself, without expecting people to actually read it…. So far, I think it has been successful! I am not sure how to gauge “success” with a brand new blog, but I am pleased so far.
Make $100. I really need to make $60 by October. That’s how much I paid for everything, and I believe I need to pay it again in October! (In case you were wondering, so far I have made $1.40. Whoo hoo! I make money from affiliate links (if you click on an Amazon link and then buy anything, I get a commission. Also, I have ads. I get paid both for views and clicks.)
Write 2 posts per week. So far I have been good for this, but I want it to continue! I post on Mondays and Thursdays.
50 subscribers. I currently have 3. I want to get my email list going… at the moment I don’t know how to work the email list yet… I’m going to figure it out this year.
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Read more non-fiction. There are some awesome facts about reading non-fiction books like how the average millionaire reads one non fiction book per month and how reading a non fiction book about your field every month will make you an expert in 7 years. So I would like to read some more non-fiction books.
You can see everything I’m reading in my 2018 Reading Challenge.
I want to play my cello! I got a cello a few years ago and have played it in my spare time (ha!) for fun, but I still am not quite decent.
Work on my piano skills. Over the summer, I would like to take piano lessons to help me get better, because you can never be too good at piano.
Open an Etsy shop. I love to paint, and my paintings are starting to take up too much room… So I thought I would open an Etsy shop and see if I can get any sold. I am not expecting overnight success or to become a millionaire or anything, but I like painting and this way I have an excuse to paint a lot.
So that is all of my 2018 goals! I believe they are all achievable with a little effort. Having all of my 2018 goals in place will help me to get there!
What are your 2018 goals? Anything similar? Totally different? Any advice? Let me know what your 2018 goals are in the comments!