New goals for a new year.

It’s that time of year where everyone reflects on the past 12 months and plans out the next 12. I figure it’s probably as good of time as any for me to join in. This past year was pretty splendid. I got married, did a little traveling, checked off a lot of my 30 by 30 goals and discovered the wonderful game of disc golf. All of this happened while surrounded by great friends and family. I really can’t complain about 2012 but that doesn’t mean 2013 can’t be even better.

I know realistically the chances of a new year’s resolution actually being accomplished is quite slim. That said, I’m going to try and accomplish a few, let’s call them “goals,” this year.

  • Start exercising again. I’ve never been an extremely active person but I want to get into a routine a few times a week. My end game is to lose some weight but I think setting a goal of exercising three times a week is more attainable than setting a goal weight.
  • Set time aside to read books. I’m constantly reading news articles and stories online but lately I’ve had the urge to start reading books again. Luckily e-readers solve all of the problems I have with traditional books and just let me get to the reading. I hope to whip through a handful of books this year.
  • Look into grad school. Abby and I discussed it and we both think going back to school is something that would be very good for me. There’s a lot to still figure out, but I’m determined to seriously sit down and look into my options. I like learning new things and someday I wouldn’t mind teaching at a college level. Right now I’m looking at interaction design or human-computer interaction programs. Grad school seems like a logical thing to do to get me where I want to be career-wise.
  • Blog on a schedule. I really do enjoy blogging but this past year I went in spurts of lots of posts and then long dry spells. I’m hoping to get a better schedule in 2013. I’ll shoot for a post a week and if that goes well, maybe jump to two.

There you have it. Four goals that are reasonable and will hopefully improve my life. I don’t think they’re asking too much of myself and they’re all things I actually do want to do. Here’s to 2013!

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