Ten Things // Goals


Now I know I posted earlier this week about how I’d like my 2014 to look. I love doing that every year, and I feel like it helps keep my mind clear and focused on the way that I’d like to be living. But I also have a bunch of solid, tangible goals this year that I’d like to work toward, and I’m putting them out there for y’all to see. This one’s just a little more scary, because when I say it out loud to beautiful people like you then I’ll be held accountable. But I’m thinking that’s a good thing. So bombs away.

1. Get cast in another show.
2. Double Lovely Indeed’s readership numbers.
3. Get something published in an American magazine.
4. Stop leaving little messes all over my house.
5. Finish the few projects around home that I’ve been putting off for so long I forget they exist.
6. Learn to do our own quarterly taxes.
7. Remember to play the piano, uke, guitar, and sing forΒ fun, not just when I have something to rehearse for.
8. Take the stairs.
9. Build an app.
10. Work to improve my photography skills.

Okay, your turn. Say it so you have to stick to it! What are some of your goals for the new year? I’d love to hear ’em! xoxo

  1. Gracie on said:

    Love this! What a great list of goals. I’d like to take one picture a week of me and my husband doing something we love. Such a fun way to document the year! πŸ™‚

    • chelsea on said:

      That’s such a lovely idea! Might copy you. πŸ˜‰

  2. Brittney on said:

    I will join you on:
    Take the stairs & brush up on photography.
    Seems you have some great goals for this year!

    • chelsea on said:

      Yes, lovely! Happy new year! xoxo

  3. kashisays on said:

    great goals! I’m super pumped for the app, please keep us updated! πŸ™‚

    • chelsea on said:

      Oh definitely! It’s still in teeny baby stages, but I’m workin’ on it. πŸ™‚

  4. This is the first year I’ve actually established some resolutions. One of mine is writing in my journal more often.

    • chelsea on said:

      That’s fantastic, Veronica!

  5. 1.) Hone back in on nutrition! Paleo 4 LIFE.
    2.) Build blog readership/Insta-followers
    3.) Visit Stationery Show and open online stationery shop in Summer 2014
    4.) Flip out and wonder what I was thinking

    • Um, yeah. I DIG your cards, especially “Blank Card,” “Grassy Ass,” and “Happy as a Clam”! Snark in a fold-it-up, give-it-away form fits in to my Venn diagram. I’m so glad I read your comment and clicked on your name.

  6. Tania on said:

    I also want to build my readership and get featured on a larger blog or magazine! πŸ™‚ And I want to learn calligraphy, watercolor and french baking!

    • chelsea on said:

      Awesome goals! I started learning watercolor last year and really loved it.

  7. Kory on said:

    Gosh! Some of these are scary, but you can do them Chelsea! πŸ™‚

  8. Lusine on said:

    Great list! Best of luck on your goals! Improving in photography is one of mine too. Some of mine are: experience/see something completely new every month and learn to garden (and hopefully end up with lots of pretty flowers to practice my photography on πŸ™‚ )

    • chelsea on said:

      I love the idea of a new experience every month! That’s a beautiful way to see the world.

  9. Love it ! I think writing down resolutions helps us stick to it as well. My top would be:

    -Pick up the phone more (I’m just not a phone person but love my family and friends around the world)
    -Reach 1,000 etsy sales
    -Sketch a lot more!

    • chelsea on said:

      Those are awesome goals, girl! Hope to help you get there. πŸ˜‰

  10. Katerina on said:

    great list of goals! I’m sure you can make it!

  11. Cody Doll on said:

    Dang those are some goals lady! I guess if you are going to make them, make them big. haha, I mean it in a totally good way.

    • chelsea on said:

      Haha! Exactly! Shoot for the moon and all that. πŸ˜‰

  12. An app?! How exciting! Very excited for all that’s in store for you this year Chelsea πŸ™‚

  13. Bethany on said:

    Ambitious and awesome goals. Love your blog!

  14. Rikki on said:

    These are some serious goals. I love your ideas and ambitions. Cheers to the new year!

  15. 1) I’ve always wanted to play the uke, even more so since becoming a fan of Merrill Garbus of TuNe-YaRds. So, first step is to buy one. Got a brand to recommend?

    2) I’d like to climb at a new rock climbing spot this year with my climbing friends.

    3) Say good riddance to this pudge that’s reappeared around my waist. It’s like the Room of Requirement in Harry Potter except I wish I never found it.

    • chelsea on said:

      Definitely! I have 3 ukes, and they’re all a little different. My first one was a $10 tourist special from Hawaii. As long as it has 4 strings and the tuning pegs are sturdy, those little guys aren’t a bad place to start (you can probably find them in toy stores, etc.). For the next step up, I’d recommend a Kala. They’re simple and affordable but a pretty good quality. I took mine on a couple of tours and it did great with all the traveling. Good luck with that and your other goals — they’re awesome!

  16. I absolutely LOVE the goals you’ve laid out here, Chelsea, and I think it’s totally do-able to reach them. πŸ™‚

    Two of mine for the new year that are crazy, absolutely bonkers scary to me right now: Run (and complete!) a full marathon. And get cast in some kind of show.

    Here’s to 2014!

    • chelsea on said:

      Wow! I’m rooting for ya, Erin!