The Year Of Caryn: 2012 Goals

I realize I’m a little late on the goals-for-the-new-year bandwagon.  Had I written this list on January 1st my list would be entirely different.  A lot has happened since and I finally got around to thinking about the year ahead. I have deemed 2012 – The Year Of Caryn and I have a whole new set of goals that I hope to accomplish this year.

Goals For The Year Of Caryn:

  1. Focus on me. Discover who Caryn is as an individual. Do some soul-searching – figure out what makes me happy and what makes me tick.
  2. Put my needs first. Don’t do something just to please others. If it is something that I don’t want to do or that doesn’t make me happy, DON’T do it.  (This is liberating!) Also note: It’s okay to be selfish sometimes.
  3. Make time to do the things that I’ve always wanted to do but made excuses for, never thought I would have time to do or never thought the time was right.
  4. Follow my dreams.
  5. Get in shape  – this includes running more, attending yoga and core fusion more often and completing a month of Jillian’s 30 day shred.
  6. Find space between digital world and real world.  Disconnect from constantly being connected. Turn off  the cell phone and computer once in a while.
  7. Take a photography class & learn to use a DSLR camera.
  8. Buy that DSLR camera.
  9. Be more proactive about reaching out to those I love.  So many wonderful people have come into my life recently, don’t take them for granted.
  10. Surround myself with those who make me happy. If someone doesn’t make me feel happy/smart/cool/pretty/nice/thin/safe to be my true self/smart enough – then take a step back and re-evaluate the friendship. I want to surround myself with people who make me feel happy and alive and appreciate me.

Blog Goals:

  1. Stay on top of my ideas for blog content and post in a timely fashion. I have 63 drafts just waiting to be finished and published.
  2. Personal posts are okay but add more inspiring content too. The intent of the blog is not to be a diary.
  3. Don’t feel pressured to post if it has been a while.  It is my blog and I should only post when I have content I want to share.
  4. Create a new blog name. Please feel free to submit suggestions. Seriously.
  5. Buy my own domain with said new blog name.
  6. Hold more contests, interviews, giveaways etc. Be a more active blogger but still adhere to Goal 3.
  7. Embrace all that blogging has brought into my world and continue to grow with it.
  8. Learn CSS and improve technical skills

What are your goals for 2012? 

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Author: Caryn

Hi! My name is Caryn. I'm a midwest transplant living on the east coast. I love games, asking questions, making lists, and sunshine. I dream of someday owning an antique car, starting my own charity, and traveling the world. Welcome to my Blog!

19 thoughts on “The Year Of Caryn: 2012 Goals”

  1. I don’t have any domain name suggestions but don’t steal mine: AkwardAsian.com.

    Dag somebody else did.

    In seriousness though- don’t feel pressured to blog all the time. Blogging works in different ways for different people. There’s always going to be people that blog more/less than you.

    1. DARN! Someone took akwardasian.com? that was so going to be my next domain name!! rats! (maybe the spelled correctly version is available?) Oh, and btw – I found your comment in spam. It is fun to go through spam and find one that ISN’T trash! so many jokes…restraining myself…

  2. These are awesome goals to go for! I bet accomplishing them will make you feel amazing. I’m curious to know what your dreams are now. 🙂
    As for a blog name… let me brainstorm. Would you want something incorporating your name or no?

    1. Thanks hun! I hope these are goals I can accomplish! Oh, and about a blog name – probably nay on incorporating my name. I won’t be anonymous but I don’t want my name in the url.

  3. EFF YEAH YEAR OF CARYN!!
    So excited for this year, lady – I think it’s going to be wonderful for you and I think you’re going to have some of your best adventures this year. YAY!!

  4. You can totally reach all these goals! Good luck with everything! I got a living social deal for chimpsy photography classes, I’m sure they have a Chicago branch. They really helped me understand my dslr (which I got a great deal on at a pawnshop, gotta love Vegas).

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