(C4ward March Blogathon Day 4)
Five Goals to Achieve Sometime Before I Die
- Create jewelry items that tribal dancers buy, love, and wear while performing.
- Perform a solo at a major bellydance event like TribalCon.
- Travel to New Zealand, and maybe Australia too. DH & I don’t really care that much for travel, but we could make an exception for this.
- Become an ATS® Sister Studio and/or Gypsy Caravan Collective Soul Certified dancer
- See the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). Just because.
Five Goals to Accomplish in the Next Five Years to Move Towards Achieving The Above Goals
- Keep learning new jewelry skills and honing the ones I already have.
- Have professional photographs made of my work for advertising and festival entry purposes.
- Research New Zealand & Australia to determine where to go and what to do while there.
- Attend and perform at as many bellydance events as possible, either solo or with a troupe.
- Take at least two of the Collective Soul certification levels and/or retake ATS® General Skills and Teacher Training I.
Five Goals to Accomplish in the Next 12 MONTHS… as if it were the last year of my life!
- Take as many ATS® classes as possible.
- Get the Gypsy Caravan DVDs and start working with them.
- Perform at least one solo at Oasis, Open Mic Night, or Northside Tribe’s own show.
- Draw up a will!!!! (gotta be practical somewhere)
- Make sure my husband and son (at least) know how much I love them.
What I Noticed when Making the Above Three Lists
- None of the items had anything to do with my profession as a college professor. Basically, I’ve achieved every feasible goal there and I’m just maintaining status quo.
- Setting goals for my little nanobusiness of making jewelry is HARD because I don’t want to turn it into a career per se. I don’t want to get so serious about it that it takes the fun out of creating stuff.
- Tangible goals for my bellydancing hobby is easy enough because I’m such a newbie at it; the problem is that my age is working against me there.
- Some practical things really should not be put off.
- There’s a lot of DO-ing on the list, but in truth, I wouldn’t have to do any of these things except #5 (and #4 for practical reasons) on the 12-month list, and I’d be happy.