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A Matter of Record: An Overview of 2022 Goals


I'm curious about this year: it feels full of life and potential more than any other year previously.


This has nothing to do with the national climate. The US remains as rough-and-tumble rambunctious as always (even our tea parties devolve into fights, you know).


This is my first year in a very long time where I am not teaching high school by choice.


There's no dread in facing tomorrow's return to work because my work (failures and successes) is my own.


In that spirit of optimism, I proffer my 2022 goals as a matter of record. I plan to return to this post throughout the year to check-in: what I've changed, what I've kept, and what I've forgotten.


1. Faith and Family

  1. Return to church going: I lost the habit in 2020, and I do miss it. My faith is independent of church, but singing and (good) sermons knit my love for God and others more firmly.

  2. Plan more trips with just Falcon. Our family has AMAZING trips, but I want to make sure he and I have our own traditions going in case we ever move.

  3. Sail as a family--sailing is the one major thing I want to pass down to him. We WILL sail.

2. Art

  1. Finish the Great Master's drawing course

  2. Illustrate "The Wasteland"




3. Music
  1. Busk four times with the harp in Greer

  2. Play the ukulele at a luau in June

  3. Continue my study of the ney, darbuka, and zills

  4. Stretch goal: the oud!!!!




  1. Develop an ouroboros line

  2. Sell at three fairs including the Upstate Renaissance Faire

  3. Make a knife holder display like this one from Pinterest:


5. Other
  1. Release 20 pounds (health concerns)

  2. Dance daily-ish

  3. Finish the 200 YTT (yoga teacher training)

  4. Start dating again

  5. Grow my business income by 50%

  6. Grow a purple garden

  7. Learn Old Norse

  8. Join the Coast Guard Auxiliary


This is a fairly self-indulgent post, but I'm unconcerned by this. I'll be even MORE self-indulgent tomorrow by talking about business goals.


In the spirit of reciprocity, I ask that you share your goals/hopes/wishes for 2022!





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Guest
Sep 17, 2022

I’m showing up to this in September but I hope you were able to slay that list!

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Guest
Mar 28, 2022

Amy that is a thoughtful blog to me, not indulgent. Sounds like you have a lot going on and it reads so interesting. It gave me some things to think about.

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Martha DeMeo
Martha DeMeo
Jan 03, 2022

What awesome goals! I love the knife holder and would love to see your's when completed. A purple garden? Lia would love to see that!

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Amy Bright
Amy Bright
Jan 04, 2022
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Thanks! I hope to find a few of those holders at thrift stores to make several styles. I definitely post them.


We had purple-hulled cow peas last year, and they were so cool! I am adding more this year with decorative corn, cosmos, and dahlias.


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Laura Orsini
Laura Orsini
Jan 03, 2022

I love this post - did not find it self-indulgent in the least. My favorite are your music goals. I'd love to see you play the harp! May every one of your intentions manifest with abundance!


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Amy Bright
Amy Bright
Jan 04, 2022
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Thanks! I may add a weekly update with some aspect of the goals as a focus--harp will definitely happen.

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I love that you shared, Amy. I'm still working on mine. I believe 2022 will be another year of change. My youngest is graduating and I will be downsizing, so that means moving, again...but to where? I will be spending more time in my Faith. Finding a new church home and re-reading the Bible. I read the entirety every two years. I will venture out dating...again. This seems to be one of my biggest challenges for I love to share my life with someone, just not anyone. I'm studying Real Estate while pulling overtime hours. I also want to work on belly dancing this year. With my rotating schedule, it will be challenging, but I can still practic…

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Amy Bright
Amy Bright
Jan 04, 2022
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I can feel my metabolism changing too, so I'm looking into gut-health and metabolism-encouraging diets. I think I'm at the point where I need to be adding more types of food rather than removing any. I'm growing a garden in a new spot right outside my house so I can get fresh at any time!

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