28 December 2012

Hopes and Aspirations for 2013

2012 will be coming to an end soon and I have been thinking about next year and what I hope to accomplish with my blog and research.  This requires looking at the past year and what I have accomplished.

2012 had a few blog hiccups in it.  For the first time since I started blogging I had two months where I didn't blog at all.  Family commitments and life in general got in the way.  I started a second blog, Journey to His Past, and decided to reduce the number of blog posts I wrote on this blog, but two months of no posting wasn't what I had in mind.  I would like to get back to posting 2-3 times a week, every month in 2013.

I set goals for 2012 and I am not sure if I want to do it for next year.  My strengths are in education and organization.  I accomplished all of the goals I set in these topics.  I accomplished research, but I tend to go in other directions than what I set goals for.  I like the freedom to research when new record sources and interests are discovered.

Instead of goals for 2013 I plan to set priorities.  My priorities for next year include:

  • Organize and color code Kirk's genealogy files
  • Scan pictures and documents received from Kirk's parents when they moved
  • Attend FGS 2013 Conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana
There are no research priorities set.  I plan to assess what research needs to be done and as time allows research a few family lines.  For me, research is an ongoing process and to be tied to one specific research goal doesn't work.  

What are your plans for 2013?  Do you set goals?  If so, please share in the comment section.

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