So I know I've been snarky in saying I don't make New Year's resolutions, but this year I'm going back on my word. My new years resolution for 2015 (and effectively then, I suppose, for every year going forward) is to tackle one big personal project per year.
As most people who know me already know, I've got a wide variety of interests and hobbies, and my mentality with these hobbies has always sort of been "go big or go home". I've tried to scale that back and/or reign in my expectations for myself where my hobbies are concerned, but I've concluded that it's just not in my nature to think about or do anything that's not in grand scale. That said, this means that I come up with so many awesome ideas for projects, and I'll often start them, but because of their grand scale, they eventually all get shelved, because again, with my widely varying interests, I spoil myself for choice and starve myself for time. So I'm making a commitment to myself, to reorganize how I work on these ideas. You could almost call this a personal manifesto, or statement of intent.
- No idea is too "crazy". Even the most raw, most wild napkin doodles can become something great.
- I will never deny myself the joy of conceptualizing new project ideas. I will, however, not let those raw concepts take precedence over the current big annual project.
- With that said, however, I will not allow any project to take longer than 12 months.
- At the end of each year, I will take stock of current project ideas which have been conceptualized within that year, and decide which project to move forward on for the upcoming year.
- I will use this blog to keep a personal project journal. Which will be updated AT LEAST twice per month.
- Project journal entries will be
With all this said, my next step is to come up with a list of projects I'd like to tackle, and then determine which one will be this year's big project (I actually know which project I'll be taking on this year, and I'm going to elaborate on that on the aforementioned project journal). I'm hoping this helps me really break ground on some of the fantastic ideas I've been sitting on for so long. So here's to a (hopefully) productive 2015. Keep watching this space for more on this year's project.
Happy 2015 guys!