2017! That’s nuts.
Anyway, last year wasn’t all that great for me as far as self-improvement. I have the easy and ready excuse of my wife and I moving from Texas to Colorado at the very end of December, 2015, so 2016 was spent adjusting to a new home, and a new job (two stressful things – especially the job).
One thing that stands out is that I hardly read! I played more video games, I think, so those two things combine to show that I was choosing escape over engaging my brain in anything.
This year I’d like to get back on track.
I have forced my hand on the work out front by signing up for a 25 mile trail run. This will be difficult. Really difficult. You go up hills, down hills, up hills, down hills, etc … What have I done?
That’ll force me to work out the first half of the year, hopefully I’ll keep it going for the second half. Now, let’s get to brass tacks.
- I will read at least 18 books
- I will volunteer 12 times (once a month would work well)
- I will do six new hikes. (Colorado, I am failing to take advantage of your beauty!)
- I will get to know my fancy new camera and take it out and try my best to take awesome pictures
What’s that Corporate Brad, you want to talk stretch goals?
- Because I’ll be trained up for a 25 mile trail run, it’d be nice to do a marathon, but that’ll depend on how I am feeling after the 25er
- It would also be fun to do a relay race or a mud run kind of thing for funsies
- I’d like to get back to writing more … I do three blog posts a week, which is nice, but it’s somewhat of a consistent low grade effort. I would like to pick up my NaNoWriMo book that I started 2 years ago and finish it, or some other book I have worked on but it could use a revisit. That’d be a good thing.
That’s it for my resolutions. How about you?
Back (apologies for my handwriting!)
The text of the postcard is
I think New Year’s might be the most romantic holiday of the year because so many people go to bed with such an optimistic view of their future selves due to resolutions.
Here’s to hope, and a lovely 2014!
Why am I doing this?