New Year goals for 2019

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2019.

As I mentioned in my reflections on 2018, I’ve set annual goals for myself over the last few years.

I’ve found that having these goals in place, and revisiting them every month to check on progress, has been an effective method for keeping myself accountable and moving forward.

My New Year goals for 2019 are heavy on creativity.

Coding, writing, illustrations, podcasts, videos – my goals this year are heavily stacked towards making new, creative works.

Here’s what I’m focusing on this year:

  1. Complete coding courses & share the results.
  2. Do more creative work. Share it.
  3. Publish one new page per week to my site.
  4. Read at least one book per month, share the takeaways.
  5. Record and publish one podcast episode per week.
  6. Learn audio production, share my notes.
  7. Learn video production, share my notes.
  8. Get back into gaming & streaming.
  9. Send a monthly newsletter.
  10. Spend more time with family.
  11. Keep the road trips going. Share the experience.
  12. Return to a healthy lifestyle.

Shall we?

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My 2018 year in review

Happy Holidays! I started drafting this post on Christmas Eve., but got so deep into writing that I ran out of time. The next few days were a flurry of family functions: An evening with the inlaws. A Lord of the Rings marathon for Christmas. A trek north to see my relatives on Boxing Day.

So here we are, a few days later. The chaos is behind us and the year actually feels like it’s coming to an end. What better time to publish a self-reflection than now?

Why bother with a “year in review” post?

Whether you consider these sorts of posts interesting depends on your personal perspective. I’m fascinated by the lives of others, and I enjoy skimming stories from people around the world.

It feels like a throwback to the old web, when we blogged for the sake of sharing and discovery.

So, with that, here’s what I’m thinking about as the year comes to a close.

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