I was looking through a journal the other day and came across my 2012 goals. They are posted below. I came a long way this year and what I accomplished is in red. Things I added to the list as the year progressed are in blue. I guess it’s time to put some 2013 goals together!
I think 2012 is going to be a fabulous year. A lot has happened since I wrote my 2011 goals so I believe 2012 is going to be a year of major changes. Here are my goals.
- Launch my redesigned website.
- Publish two books on Kids Genealogy Lessons. One for elementary aged students and one for high school aged students. And also a book for adults and one for genealogy societies.
- Work on a couple of other book ideas. **I started the outlines for two books to be released in 2013.
- Continue to blog and write articles for Examiner.com.
- Encourage my clients to create family history books. Several are doing this already based on research I am conducting.
- Continue to volunteer with genealogy societies.
- Finish the NGS Home Study Course by April 2012. **Almost but not quite. I put it aside to finish other projects.
- Finish ProGen Study Group in April 2012.
- Present at the DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society and Fountaindale Library’s general meetings in January and February.
- Attend and present at the DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society Conference in February.
- Attend and present at Genealogy Day at the Fountaindale Library in April.
- Attend the NGS Conference in May.
- Attend the FGS Conference in August.
- Attend the ISGS Conference in October. I am assisting with the Kids committee.
- Work more Missouri research into my business.
- Continue writing articles to submit to various genealogical journals.
- Write for at least one new journal in 2012.
- Publish at least one new tip sheet.
- Continue to bring new people into the world of genealogy both online and in real life.
- Start writing my family’s history to compile into a book.
- Write a course for the National Institute of Genealogical Studies. I wrote one and am starting another one.
- Present at various libraries and genealogy societies. Increase those bookings in 2013.
- Wrote three new lectures.
- Presented at the Conference on Illinois History in October in Springfield, IL.
- Co-Founded The In-Depth Genealogist with Stephanie Pitcher Fishman and Terri O’Connell.
- Wrote an in-depth set of family history books for a client complete with data analysis and a photo book.
- Pitched an idea to create a new genealogy position for myself in the Chicago area. **More on this in 2013.
There may be other things I can’t think of right now but I think that list is pretty impressive. 2013 will absolutely top this though as I have some major projects in the works.