Then, a few years ago, I realised (almost certainly #mydoglikesbones) that nobody ever read my ALP. Moreover, I realised that the goals I had been setting didn't really matter to me. This bothered me. A lot. I think goal setting is very important. I wanted to have MY goals. Not ones I thought others (who didn't even read the thing) wanted me to have. So a few years ago I started writing my ALP goals around things I wanted to do to support my students and my practice. I stuck to them, mostly.
When I reflected this year I realised that while I have my own goals now, I still don't have that audience. There is something about being held accountable. So, here I share. I will post some of the goals I have this year for the world to see...and when you see me, ask me how they are going...voila! Accountability.
Some Goals (This list might grow - I do not think goal setting should only be done once a year)
- BLOG MORE. November is NaNoWriMo...authors are encouraged to write a set number of words every day to get a novel written in a month. I don't want to write a novel but I do want to share and reflect more. I want to write a blog post - no matter how small or big, shallow or deep, every work day in November. It is ambitious. But I will try.
- TRY SKETCHNOTING: I am not an artist. I am OK with this. I do love pretty looking notes. I want to try my hand at sketchnoting...I think it will help me concentrate and really train my brain in a new, challenging way.
- LEARN TO CODE: I want to learn to code. Not like wizard coding, but just a bit. Maybe write a simple game or script.
- SPREADSHEETS: Excel/Google sheets have so much power. I totally underuse them. I want to find a course or something to teach me more..problem I forsee is that unless I learn about them in authentic and relevant way, I am not going to understand or retain...must keep that in mind when I look for learning opportunities.
I will add to the list as I think of (or really am inspired by) more. Stay tuned for updates.