Tuesday, January 9, 2018

A look at my (failed) 2017 goals and ahead to 2018

I don't believe in New Year resolutions. I'm not one of those grumpy people who is going I to hate on your resolution. If for you, “new year new me” works then GREAT! For me, it’s always new year, same me. I’m goal oriented, but my goals work on their own timeline (and sometimes not as all).

For my goals, 2017 was a bit of a mess. I accomplished none of them. Sure, I took up fishing and bought a fishing kayak which was great. But it wasn’t anything I planned to do. (Sometimes I look at the two kayaks in our bedroom and wonder what happened). Life was grand - still going strong with the boyfriend, got a hilarious new cat, spent a lot of time outside, etc etc.
But when it came to goals, it was a mess.

2017 Goals

  1. Get back into blogging - FAILED. It felt like there was so much going on last year between politics and other news, it never felt right. And my old blogging circle seems to have disappeared from Twitter. Then I lost my old domain name and spent days going through the nine circles of Google hell before just buying a different one.
  2. Climb 5.12 - FAILED. Between my boyfriend (and main climbing partner) getting hurt, then suffering a finger injury, that goal went nowhere. But hey I learned to climb trad better and succeeded in my goal of leading a pitch of a multipitch. 
  3. Goodreads challenge - FAILED. First time I haven't met my goodreads goal. *shrugs* Should I be more bothered?
  4. NanoWriMo - I didn't even participate. I tried to come up with a list-minute Nano idea but I had nothing. Broke my streak.

2018 Goals

  1. Less screen time (and by screen time I mean TV/Netflix).
  2. Get back on track with fitness - seriously last year was a lot of FAIL in that as well.
  3. Read more but remember that the numbers aren't what matters. Enjoy reading.
  4. Climb 5.12...this will be my third season with that goal. So we’ll see.

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