2017 was a great year. I accomplished a lot of what I wanted to do – I traveled; improved my cooking (in my opinion); met lots of great people; and got one year closer to my ultimate goal. But most off all, I gained some more clarity in life and found renewed hope for my future.
Now that 2017 is over, lots of people are in that “New Years Resolution” mode. Every year I make a list of goals for things I want to accomplish for the year. I find that this is more productive for me because I can quantify the results as the year goes by. Usually I make a list of personal goals and financial goals. It’s nothing fancy. I just use the Notes app on my iPhone. I look at the list every once in awhile, adding or updating it as the year progresses. I find that keeping these lists in writing somewhere very accessible keeps me on track to accomplish the things I want to accomplish. It acts as a constant reminder for things I need to do. And it’s mentally beneficial for me to see goals I’ve already accomplished checked off. I still have my goals lists on my phone from 2012 when I first started doing this. It’s interesting going back and looking at old goals. I can see how my life and interests have changed over the years.
2018 Personal Goals
- Travel somewhere at least once a month
- Travel to Europe or New Zealand
- Travel to a new state
- Read 15 books
- Yoga 70 times
- Handstands – this one I did not accomplish in 2017. I can walk on my hands, straddle press to handstand(sometimes), but I just can’t seem to control the handstand.
- Front splits on both sides
- Run 200 miles – not all at once, obviously
- Qualify for the OCR World Championship
- Establish this site
Of course this list is a work in progress. I’ll add more (and check things off) as the year goes on.