Goals for 2015

I’m not a big fan of resolutions for a new year. They’re too easy to abandon, and too much of a cliche. Nevertheless, I find that my life and my sense of self tend to be the most stable and satisfying when I have goals. The distinction may be fine, and despite having thought about it for a few days I’m not able to articulate the difference. But goals are something I need. Attainable, concrete, measurable goals.

Here is my list of goals for 2015:

  • Read 25 books in any genre. (I read 23 in 2014.)
  • Run 600 miles. (I ran 319 in 2014, having started running seriously over the summer.)
  • Write 24 non-review, non-photo blog posts of at least 1000 words.
  • Post 52 photos to this blog.
  • Get accepted into at least 2 juried exhibitions or competitions. (I was accepted into 1 in 2014.)
  • Spend at least 1 day shooting for my “It Forgets You” project.
  • Finish writing the text for the “It Forgets You” book.
  • Shoot at least 500 frames for my Mira Mesa project.
  • Complete a rough draft of a photo book for my “All Good Things” series.
  • Shoot at least 12 self-portraits for the new series I’m working on.

There’s a lot to do on this list, and the year will go by quickly. But I think I’m up to the task.



I started reading the 6th one as "Spend at least one day shouting..." and was really curious about who/what you were going to be shouting at/about for a brief moment.