2017 Goals

As a rule, I don’t make new year’s resolutions. It has been my experience that those never work out. Likely because people tend to aim higher then they intend to reach. Besides, you need not make big changes to your life on January 1, if you’re really sincere about losing weight or finding a new job that can as easily be started in July as it is in January.
Also, there are some goals that aren’t worth obtaining. Last year, I tried to write every day. It was my goal to put up a new post each day. I did for awhile, then I didn’t at all. I realized that posting every day was fine if I had something to say but if I didn’t it became a chor and I stopped enjoying my blog altogether.

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Happy 2016

Happy 2016 to all of you out there. For many reasons that I will cover in a future post, I am happy to see 2015 fade away. The last week of the year was not good and that was kind of a theme for the whole year. On Monday, I put my dog to sleep. Wednesday there was a death in the family. Yesterday, I found out that another beloved family member suffered a stroke and heart attack. I also seem to be coming down with a cold, so things are not going so great right now.

I want to write about something else today. I want to list some of my goals for 2016. These are things I’d like to accomplish in the new year. This list doesn’t include every goal I’ve got in mind for myself this year but it does feature those that are the most in my control. For example, I could say that in 2016 I would like to get a new job. But that depends in part on someone being willing to hire me.

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