Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: My Goals for 2023

Hi everyone! I hope you’re well. Today, I’ve decided to give the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge a try. It’s an annual challenge set by Long and Short Reviews. The challenge is to write a new blog post every Wednesday from the first Wednesday in January right the way through to December from the list of set topics. You can find them here if you’d like to try this challenge yourself, and you can also see what others have said about today’s topic here.

I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep up since I’m already short on time, but I’m going to give it a try – beginning today with the first topic:

My Goals for 2023

In an attempt to be more productive and to give myself some solid targets to aim for, I’ve come up with four goals for 2023, and they are:

1 Be Consistent with Writing
For the last few years, I have been writing more and more, but there are still times when I’m low on motivation and confidence. Having thought about it, I have come to the conclusion that if I practice consistency, then maybe I won’t feel that lack of confidence so often. Consistency, they say, is key.

2 Read More
Every year I tell myself I’m going to read more, and then I forget or don’t have time. I find reading fuels my creativity, so the more books the better. I just need to figure out how to add a few extra hours to my day.

3 Complete Unfinished Projects
I have a folder filled with unfinished stories (stories I really like) that I keep meaning to get back to. There are also some partially written poems there too, and some almost complete ones that need a little attention. This year, one of my goals is to finish them. Or at least some of them.

4 Stay Focused on Recovery
For around 5 years, I have been struggling with Anorexia and Bulimia. I have it somewhat under control now, but it’s been arduous and has taken a lot to get me to where I am now. I swing like a pendulum from feeling that I’ll never fully recover to feeling better than I have ever felt, but I suppose that’s just part of the process. The problem is, however, – and this is something you learn in therapy – your brain lies to you, so you need to be constantly vigilant and watch for any Impending slips. Relapses are common. At least, they are for me. So my main goal this year is to jump headlong into therapy once again (because it really does help) and try to stay healthy.

So, that’s one down. I wonder if I’ll be able to finish the challenge. Fingers crossed!

As always, thanks for spending your valuable time reading my words. It really does mean a lot!

Until next time,

George

© 2023 GLT



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22 replies

  1. Welcome to the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge! I’m glad you decided to join us.

    These sound like some great goals. I’m cheering you on as you work on them. 🙂

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-my-goals-for-2023

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  2. Welcome to a fellow “Thomas”… I’m sure our families connect somewhere (I love finding new cousins) Best of luck in your therapy this year! And I know what you mean about finding time… always so much to do! My post, if you want to stop by, is here.

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  3. I can relate to #1 in a lot of ways, but you’re right – the more you do it, the better you’ll get. You’ll gain confidence as you go.
    As for the last, it’s a struggle, and I’m glad that you’re making progress and in therapy. It’s not something you can do alone.
    My post

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  4. Welcome!

    As an author who’s let writing and reading slip the past couple of years, I love your goals. Re: recovery — it sounds like you’re getting a handle on that and I’m rooting for you!

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  5. Glad to see a new member here. You have reasonable goals. My prayers as you struggle with your health.

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  6. It’s a great pleasure to “meet” you — welcome to the challenge! (I’ve been doing it for several years now, and it’s great fun. Especially if you don’t stress out about it!) Good look in your recovery. It sounds like you have a very solid idea of what you need to do in that area, which should be a great help. Being more consistent about writing and finishing unfinished projects are both things that I can stand to work towards myself!

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  7. Hi!! Welcome to the Weekly Challenge!! I started at the end of last year. It is so much fun! I hope you stay with it! I just started my blog this past August, I am learning so much, and I enjoy all the blogs I get to visit. Your goals are awesome! I will be cheering you on! I have had great success with therapy, and my blog is about mental health, self-care, and the abuse I have suffered. I really find that it is therapy in itself to write about it.

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  8. For real, brains. If our brains could just get their poop in a group, I swear… Stay vigilant against your brain.

    What do you enjoy reading? I’ll read damned near anything and have a TBR to back that up. LOL

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  9. Ay yi yi….wordpress ate my comment. It was long and lyrical, a testament to the power of prose. The world shall never again see such wonderment.
    Ahem.
    Stay strong against your lying brain. Brains have far too much power methinks. 😉
    And what do you like to read? I’ll read nearly anything, as proven by my increasingly large TBR list.

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  10. Welcome to the challenge!
    Good luck with your goals – and with therapy, I spent most of 2022 in therapy and I hope it continues to be as helpful for you as it was for me.

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  11. These sound like some great goals – good luck!

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