First post in over a year and the first of 2014. It would be rather cynical for me to say that I find the whole New Year celebration concept to be a joke, an excuse to party and feel good about one’s self. Then again, I used to feel hopeful about the start of a new year and chances are I’ll feel that way sometime in the future. I just don’t feel that way for 2014.
Writing in my personal journal has grown to feel more normal. I remember thinking private topics were a matter of choice and very few things are needed to be private. Of course, I’m beginning to value private thoughts and musings more and more as I grow older. Funny thing about time and age. Well, what can I share?
A few things I’ve started and/or will be doing:
- Learning how to code, starting with HTML (soon I’ll be attempting to write posts using HTML as practice).
- First step, make at least two posts using some bit of HTML
- I’m traveling to Iceland in a month and a half. Truth be told, I’m a bit nervous; there is a growing desire to travel
- Brushing up, or at least attempting to, on my languages that I’ve learned
- Continue using Duolingo and watch a few shows in Russian, German, French, and Chinese. No particular order
- Organizing more: selling things on Craigslist, cleaning (albeit slowly), getting rid of unnecessary things, going a more minimalist route
- Make one posting of stuff per month (minimum)
- Getting more financially involved in budgeting (before I just estimated everything)
- Bought “You Need A Budget” (YNAB) on steam for $14.99, normally $59.99US and it’s making budgeting more fun. If that is even possible
- Budget for the month of January and figure out where it is specifically I’m spending the most, rather than estimates; first step to financial independence. Get rich slowly
- Blog more, this time more focused on a person’s day to day life (mine) now that it’s become post-post-secondary
- One post a week, about said goals
- Find ways of describing things and events more visually
- Describe things I talk about in future posts, one overly descriptive post at a time
- Continue improving myself and my thoughts, never staying the same for too long
- Read outside of my comfort zone with one book a month. Science: biology, physics, space. Business: the random business textbooks I have lying around
- Tinker more
- Start by taking apart one random object a month
I don’t have to care about the new year, but I can still add some new goals. Hypocritical? Yeah. Next post will be about preparations for Iceland