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2016 goals: progress so far


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Goals for 2016!
[long list]ellipsis Do year-overviews for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 check mark.

check mark Redo my "characters in the story of my life" post.
ellipsis More physical exertion & stronger muscles.
ellipsis Keep track of media: books, films, shows, music, articles.
 ◯  More work on my etsys and art fb.
ellipsis 500 photos taken that I liked, sorted and uploaded.
ellipsis 280 instances of unprompted openness (aim for daily).
ellipsis 280 days of keeping up with text responses at least once daily (aim for daily).
ellipsis 280 days of taking one cellphone snapshot daily (aim for daily).
ellipsis 280 days of correct calendar notes (aim for daily).
ellipsis 280 days that include a spiritual practice, aiming for early in the day (aim for daily).
ellipsis 220 LJ entries (aim for daily).
ellipsis 88 love bank entries (check weekly).
 ◯  77 fractals made.
ellipsis 55 dreams recorded.
 ◯  44 artworks created (aim for weekly).
ellipsis 44 days of reading a spiritual book (aim for weekly).
ellipsis 44 30-minute meditations (aim for weekly). [14 so far]
 ◯  33 intuitions recorded.
ellipsis 16 intimacy practices. [only 1 so far, ugh]
ellipsis 13 or more people cuddled. [8 so far: Heather, Kylei, Topaz, Sande, Jessica, Evelyn, Roger, Sydney]
ellipsis 13 new nature site visits. [at least 2: cascade springs, lavender farms]
ellipsis 13 new casual friends made or re-made. [at least 5: Sande, Katie, Serenity, Sy, Rocky]
ellipsis 13 self-portraits that I like. [2 so far]
ellipsis 11 group hangouts (me plus 3 or more of my tribe). [4: my graduation party, my bday, heather's bday, Euphoria]
ellipsis 11 me-initiated text conversations with Sydney, Allison (each). [2 Allison, 3 Sydney]
ellipsis 11 1-on-1 or 1-on-2 hangouts with Kylei, Heather, Sydney, Allison, Sande (each).
[1 Kylei, 3 Heather, 2 Allison, 3 Sande, 1 Sydney]
ellipsis 8 me-initiated text/app conversations with Abby, Anita, Adi (each). [1 Abby, 3 Anita, 1 Adi]
ellipsis 8 me-initiated fb/app messages to Heather, Kylei, Kat, Hannah. [slacking with this]
ellipsis 8 crafty parties (aim for monthly). [2 attempted, 1 happened]
ellipsis 8 book/film/show reviews (aim for monthly). [1 so far]
ellipsis 8 spiritual/cuddle events hosted or attended (aim for monthly). [1 cuddly communion]
ellipsis 5 or more people kissed (at least 1 new person). [2 previous, 1 new]
ellipsis 3 or more people engaged in intense physical intimacy. [1 previous]
 ◯  3 or more energy-exchange experiences with new people.
ellipsis 3 new good friends made. [3 potential, uncertain so far]
 ◯  3 or more pages in my book of magic written.
 ◯  3 new photo posts.
 ◯  3 music-sharing posts.
 ◯  3 art inspiration posts.
 ◯  2 new kinds of sexual/physical intimacy experiences.
 ◯  2 22-day writing streaks.
ellipsis 2 workshops led at a large gather. [1 'intimacy roulette' at Euphoria]
ellipsis 2 sets of talismans made. [1 set completed, 1 set half-finished]
 ◯  2 nude photoshoots! at least.
 ◯  1 set of icons made.
 ◯  1 set of card readings.
check mark 1 burn-centered event attended. [Euphoria]
 ◯  1 new job.
 ◯  1 new dwelling place.

 ◯  1 legalized name.

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Comments
sandracaprice ══╣╠══
Love this!
I've seen so many people make goals lists and then sit idlle, not really even attempting to reach the goals. I'm happy to see your progress with this, and because I often have stereotypical Leo traits, I'm pleased to see my name on here--I'm glad to have met you and am enjoying becoming your friend.

I've been preoccupied recently, and I'm reprioritizing things in my life to make time for doing things that are just for me (not for kids, etc.), so I could use any tips you're willing to share that may help with developing an actionable goals list.
belenen ══╣adoring╠══
Re: Love this!
I'm enjoying becoming your friend also *love!*
belenen ══╣artless╠══
Re: Love this!
actionable goals...

How I set goals: I set goals by my desires, and figure out those with these questions. I used to set goals out of guilt or fear or shame, but not now. I have to be pulled to make something a goal, not pushed.

1) What do I most feel a lack of in my life? What do I have the most unfilled yearning for? What do I most quickly start missing when I don't have it?

2) What are some ways I could get more of those things?

3) How can I make small daily habits or once-a-week tasks out of #2's answers?
lady_leia_solo ══╣╠══
I like how hard you are working towards your goals! Very inspiring.
belenen ══╣effervescent╠══
thanks!
ragnarok_08 ══╣TFP ★ cadence╠══
This is a great list, and it looks like you've been making progress :)
belenen ══╣progressing╠══
thanks! I have! not to my ideals, but good enough so far.
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Expect to find curse words, nudity, (occasionally explicit) talk of sex, and angry ranting, but NEVER slurs or sexually violent language. I use TW when I am aware of the need and on request.