Can your outlook in life be better when you have fixed goals to look forward to? Maybe we all should make a goal list? I felt this was a serious topic because I reckon many here find it hard to look past this year because of depression. I think it's good to visualize about what we want to do with our lives next year so that we have things to look forward to, even if they seem impossible now. So what plans do you have lined up for next year? What do you want to accomplish and why do you want to accomplish it? Do you think next year can be a better one? I'll start with some things I want to do next year. 1) I'd like to finish my manuscript and seek out some publishers for my book. I've slacked off plenty and I could have been done with it this year. 2) I want to plan a vacation somewhere to take my mind off of troubles. 3) I want to move out of my apartment into a better and less noisy area, with larger space. I find it hard to work this way when I'm writing. 4) I want to increase the number of clients I've got for my freelance writing. This year has seen some very unstable numbers. My depression has gotten in the way of my earnings. 5) I'd like to become a lot more social. This year, I've cut myself off a lot. 6) I plan to attend more conventions next year for writing and comics. 7) I'd like to get back into painting. Having some art projects back on the side again could help with my depression. Having some plans for next year gives me hope, a life to look forward to. If I can focus on some of those goals above, next year could be a better one than this one. I cut myself off from a lot of these goals this year and that increased my sadness and isolation. By doing the opposite, it's got to have a better effect if I have plans to focus on.