2016s Goals

2016s Goals

Back again with I Must Confess via My Home Truths.


Mid way through the year. Time to look at goals. I wrote a few posts about how I didn’t have goals, and then about how I lied about having no goals for 2016. I know. It’s confusing. But hey, that’s my brain sometimes.


2016s Goals


2016s Goals


2016 so far… has been good, I’ve got to say. There has been a lot of hard work in it though. I’m half way through a graduate certificate, I have been at a new job all year and settled in through very challenging circumstances. Sure, I did slip in my blogging consistency during the pointy end of the semester, but that happens as you learn to balance new and different challenges.


My biggest goal was to feel like I’ve achieved something, but to also not let my shiny object syndrome take me in three million directions so that I can’t achieve anything.


I think so far I’ve done pretty well, actually. I certainly do have other projects I’ve started this year (cough two other websites cough) but they are not a priority. I log into them a max of twice a month. They are backseat projects until I have finished studying. I’ve got some automation in place to help slowly grow their social media this year, but frankly it’s kind of set and forget.


I didn’t set specific goals for 2016, because I didn’t know how much time I would have for anything. And at least that kept me feeling relaxed and pressure free (well, apart from writing giant uni essays).


As for the rest of the year… well. I am starting to struggle to keep my shiny object syndrome at bay, lets just say that much 🙂


How has 2016 gone so far with your goals?




11 Replies to “2016s Goals”

  1. but but shinies….!!!!!!!


    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      I do indulge myself into a big, shiny brain dump/to do list sometimes, but that’s not really a list of things I will do. More of a brain declutter 🙂

  2. It must be nice to have a bit more job security after the last few years! I didn’t really set any goals this year. I just wanted to go with the flow and take each day as it came. I’m kicking that particular goal!

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      It is really nice to have job security (I’m fully confirmed permanent now), but I still don’t know if I’m used to it! Particularly on the money side, I feel like I should be doing it tougher? Though even so, this year is a financial catch up year after so much part time and random work.

  3. I hear you about the shiny distracting thingies …. ooh look, there’s one now! 🙂

  4. Sounds like you are off to a fabulous start. I’m at a bit of a crossroad right now being pulled in too many directions. Can’t wait for my business diploma studies to be over and done with which will free up time for more important things.

  5. So pleased for you Ness! Combining study AND a new job is both amazing and hard. Well-done!!

  6. So pleased to hear you’re doing so well this year Ness, both with your job and your studies too. I hope the rest of the year is just as successful!

  7. I love this “shiny object syndrome” you speak of and, yes, I totally understand it. Good luck with your goals for the second half of the year (can’t believe we’re in July already – eek).

  8. Like you, I didn’t really have any set goals for this year. Yet it appears that in the back of my head, I did – and I’ve achieved one of them – not only entering the Redland Women in Business awards, but I’m actually a finalist!!! Pretty cool.

  9. You have just reminded me to dig mine up!

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