Now that January is over I can post my goals without them sounds like resolutions. Maybe that will help them come true?
In an earlier post I mentioned that I wanted to prioritize some of the things in my life and I figure the easiest way to do that is to come up with some concrete goals and see how well I do at achieving them. Then I can reevaluate those goals next year and adjust them based on how I did. This should also help me decide which things truly are important to me. If I get irritated trying to keep up with certain things then it is clear that those things are not as important and I should devote the time to other endeavours.
Anyway, in no particular order, here are my goals for the year:
- Blog at least once a week
- Climb at least five times a month
- Add at least twelve new photos to my photos pageover the course of the year (the idea is to go out to take photos at least once a month)
- Cook something new at least twice a month
- Start and complete a personal programming project (possibly a recipe storage thinger accessed through my website to hold the recipes for all the new things I cook)
- Read more books, nothing concrete here because books can vary in size and readability a lot (I used to read a ton, but haven't done as much lately and I miss it)
- Travel to at least one place by plane
- Travel somewhere new in Canada
- Purchase a home of some sort
The last goal may override and/or be mutually exclusive with all of the other goals. It is also the scariest. I worry that when interest rates go up the housing market will stop being insane and prices will come down. We would like to purchase a house after that point and not before. But when will it happen? Do we just keep waiting forever? Grah.
Anyway, it should be interesting to see how I do with all of this stuff.