Goals for 2018

A list of things that I think are doable that I’d like to accomplish over the next year:

  • Become as good at Node.js as I am at other languages. I’ve been very impressed by the community so far and EcmaScript 6 is very interesting.
  • I think I’m on track for good work/life balance, but make adjustments as necessary there. Try not to feel guilty when I leave work. I am very much enjoying startup life and I really want it to be successful, but I also have need to have time and energy for Andrew and Domino.
  • Make sure I have the time and energy to keep having fun adventures with Andrew. He is my favorite person to do everything with, and it’s way too easy to end up doing nothing together every day.
  • Learn how to bake some other interesting things. This year I got scones, coffeecake, sausage gravy, and creme patisserie nailed, but I’d like to expand my repertoire.
  • On a somewhat related note, continue with boxing and get stronger/more in shape. I am super enjoying boxing and I have more upper body strength than I’ve ever had in my life.
  • Eat fruits and veggies more often. We’ve implemented a salad-once-a-week plan, but other than that this is probably the least likely to actually happen.
  • Continue to cut spending where possible. I’m generally pretty pleased with my budget, but there’s always room for improvement.
  • Not have to leave the country, nor take an airplane anywhere. No plans to do so and hopefully that will continue.
  • Read a couple of books. I’ve been reading less and less longform, I’d like to at least read one or two books.
  • Write at least 6 blog posts. Or otherwise make things/do creative projects.
  • Go camping. Maybe not for a couple of months, though.
  • Do a home improvement project. I’ve got a bunch of minor and major projects I’d like to do, it’d be satisfying to knock out one or two.
  • Remember to follow up and see how I did on these at the end of the year.
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