It seems that it takes me about a month to set my goals for the year. This year I am going to be reviewing a few of last years goals to see what areas that I still need to work on! I think that I did pretty good with my photography goals, but with my personal goals… Not so much.
Blog 2 times a week (I did great until June)
Shoot 8 weddings as a primary shooter (Yes! I shot 10 last year!) Shoot 8 weddings as a second shooter (Yes! I shot 8 last year!) Book 2 other shoots a month (Yes! Families, Seniors, and Newborns kept me so busy!)
Expand my knowledge of On and Off Camera Flash (I did start implementing off camera flash during the reception. I still have a lot to learn!)
Sell Prints and albums to my clients – help them understand the importance of a print! (I unfortunately did not explain the importance of prints to my clients this past year)
Read 1 business book every 3 months (I did not get a chance to read even one)
Keep track of my accounting records once a month – Expenses, Income, Mileage, and Tax! (I stopped in January of last year. NEVER AGAIN!)
Book 3 seniors for 2018! Do you know that I LOVE shooting Seniors?!? (Yes! I booked 5!)
Continue to work on SEO (Still a work in Progress!)
Experiment with Film – (I did buy a Film Camera and then it sat on a shelf and collected dust)
Go to a Photography Conference and make contacts in the industry (Yes! Photo Native in Utah and met quite a few other vendors in Lincoln and Omaha!) Sell my Mark II and get a 6D Camera (DONE!!) Purchase another MagMod MagSphere Diffuser, a second Light Stand and triggers (DONE!!)
Get my P&C License (DONE!)
Update my Kitchen – cabinets and flooring (Maybe this year!)
Repaint upstairs and redo flooring upstairs (Maybe this year!)
Get caught up on scrapbooks – This has been a goal for a few years! (Maybe this year!)
Read a book for fun every 3 months (I sure hope I can do this!)
Create and follow a meal plan – I really need to work on this to help with the budget! (I didn’t even start this.)
Work out 2 times a week – Yoga, Zumba, Weights, Walking… (We got a dog, maybe this will help.)
Create a budget and follow it – Basically don’t eat out near as much!! (Ryan and I did pretty good, there is room for improvement.).
Finish Ryan’s “Man Cave” and Office (We got it organized at least!)
Plan an overseas trip for 2017 or 2018 – I just started researching Europe 🙂 (Our trip will be Greece in 2019!
Go to East Coast this fall to a Nascar Race (Hopefully this fall!)
Overall 2017 was great! I am so proud that I was able to meet quite a few of my Photography goals and learned that I need to take more time to accomplish my personal ones. This year I have some big plans that I hope will allow some of these to finally get crossed off!
Take a look at this blog post for my 2018 goals 🙂