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February Goals

February goals are similar to January, but there are some differences.

1) Increase IG followers by 30.

2) Lose 2 lbs per week for January and February ( 16lbs).

3) Decide on character for incredible cosplay.

4) Develope and execute exercise plan.

I’m already well on my way on a few of these, but have a long way to go on others. How are you doing on you goals?

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January Goals Update

I broke my yearly goals down into these goals for January:

1) Increase IG followers by 20.

2) Develope healthy eating plan and exercise schedule and implement it.

3) Learn new sewing technique with each cosplay (Keyleth).

I didn’t make all these goals, but that’s okay. It’s the first month, and I definitely made strides towards them. Let’s see how I did:

1) I gained 13 followers in January, which is not terrible. It’s actually better than I thought I’d do. But I’ll need to do better if I’m going to meet my goal by the end of the year. So I’m going to do some research and try to fix my strategy for February.

2) I did develop a healthy eating plan and implement it. Not so much an exercise plan. So I halfway completed that. I still find it hard to find time in my day to exercise, but I really need to find the time and stop making excuses. So that’s definitely going to roll over into February.

3) This is a long term goal. I actually didn’t get much work done on Keyleth this month, so I didn’t accomplish this goal… Yet! But I plan on dying fabric for her dress, and that is something I’ve never done before, and therefore will be a new technique. So it’s not accomplished yet, but it will be for this cosplay.

Unlisted goals: I started a new hobby this month! I began making resin dice! This cut into my time a lot so I need to start budgeting my time better on my days off to be able to accomplish everything I want to do. But it’s a super fun hobby that I might be able to monetize someday, so that’s really exciting.

All in all, not a bad start, but I feel like I can do better. How did you do on your first month on goals?

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2020 Goals

I created this secondary blog with very vague ideas about what I wanted to do with it. I just knew I wanted to write more than tutorials. And I finally came up with an idea… I’ll track my 2020 goals here! It’s a great way to help me not only look at my thoughts, but also help keep me accountable.

I want to start by outlining my 2020 goals in very broad terms. Now, these are subject to modification if I think it’s necessary, and I have monthly goals that correlate to most of these.

1) Make one incredible cosplay this year. Something that I’m super proud of. This should be easy, because I’ve accomplished this every year that I’ve cosplayed. But as I’ve gotten better, it’s definitely gotten harder.

2) Get to 2000+ on Instagram. This one will be tough. I’ve had a difficult time growing, but I’m doing a lot of research and I’m really hoping to at least make a significant dent in this goal.

3) Get a better understanding of Twitter. There’s really no way to track this one. I’m simply trying to use Twitter more, and read up on it when I have time.

4) Get better at sewing. I think when I first got into cosplay I tried to be good at everything instead of just embracing what I really loved… Sewing. Not anymore. I’m really focusing on honing my skills from now on and getting really good at sewing.

5) Sew for me, not just cosplay. I get so caught up in creating content, I forget about myself. So I want to make sure I do some stuff for me this year. I already have a few projects I want to tackle!

6) Get healthier, but also get more body confidence. I’ve gained a lot of weight in recent years, and I’m not happy about who I am. So I want to focus on getting healthy, reducing that weight to something manageable, and being happy with myself.

7) Put myself out there more at conventions. I’m shy… Like, super shy. And I’m face blind, so I get really nervous about approaching people because I’m unsure if it’s the right person or not. So this year I really want to overcome some of these obstacles and make some friends and acquaintance’s.

8) Read one book per month. I used to read soooooo much when I was younger and I almost never read anymore. I think I read 6 books last year. So sad. I want that to change, so I’m going to actively remind myself to read more this year.

What are your goals for this year? I’d love to hear them! Maybe we can do this together!