Happy New Year everybody! While scrolling through my Facebook feed this weekend I stumbled upon The Art of Education‘s post, in which they shared their article of New Years resolutions from 2015. It had me thinking that as I enter this new chapter, I should write out my own resolutions. Their article mentioned how every year we tend to come up with these resolutions and never follow through with them. But I’m determined to do otherwise!
This year I will…
Get my personal website up and running, keeping it updated weekly
I’ve had my own WordPress published for probably two years now and never once added to it. This year I plan to incorporate it I to my student teaching. Publishing classroom projects as my students complete them and during the process, has always been something that I wanted to do and now I’m actually going to do it.
I’m already heading to Italy with Marywood’s Art Department for spring break, and there’s so much out there I can’t wait to see it all. I plan to travel as much as I can, so why not kickstart it now!
Work on myself, specifically art for my self
This past year I feel like I lost some motivation to create and have been creating almost no art. So this year I will make time for art.
Make time for reading
I have so many books and art education magazines that have been collecting dust and it’s time to actually read them now!
Graduate and get a job!
Who wouldn’t want to finish the last three and a half years in the making? I know I do, but once I do I will need to find a job. That’s definitely top of the list of things to do this year.
So there’s my five resolutions for 2018, I think they’re pretty reasonable. What are your resolutions for this new year?
3 thoughts on “5 Resolutions for 2018”
My first goal is to finish a bunch of paintings that are propped all around me! Finish paintings and begin new ones, new ones that challenge me.
That’s a great goal! I’d love to finish every project that I’ve left unfinished this past year, it’s been a trend lately for me to jump from one piece to the next when I get inspired by something new but it’s time to find the inspiration to finish each project fully now!
I have the same problem. So, I just go painting by painting. I still make new things — can’t help myself! — but I also keep these other works near by. I also have a list. Simple written list. And I go through it. I tell myself that I need to cross the items off the list, one by one, the proverbial “to do” list — applied to art. But it’s a good discipline! So, we each have our work cut out for us, right! Good luck to us both!