I’m gonna come right out and say it: This year STANK. 2017 can kiss my ass. But in a grand tradition of me giving the middle finger to adversity, I’m already looking ahead to what I want to accomplish next year:
- Train to do pull ups
- Train for a 10k
- Write one story every month
- Clean out my books
It has always bothered me that I can’t do a single pull up. Since I’ve been kicking ass at my fitness goals anyway, I can’t say this is pushing myself too hard. Same thing with the running. I’m doing it anyway, why not take it the next logical step forward. It’s not like I plan to do any crazy ultra-marathons or anything, I just would like to try and hit that distance.
As for the other two, I did that little experiment of writing during the week and typing or editing only on weekends and I found I was able to crank out work fairly quickly. The stuff I’ve mainly been working on pushes the 200 page mark so it seems feasible to make it a goal to write many shorter stories over the course of the year. Personally, I’d like to bump up my total bibliography from 8 books to 20 or more but that’s just a shot in the dark.
Lastly, my book piles are getting worse than insane. I can still walk around in my room, I still have space to workout but that space is getting smaller and smaller. I’m officially on a mission to read and remove more books than I take in. This will be VERY difficult since it is disgustingly easy for me to find free books AND I work in a library; which is akin to an addict working in a heroin factory. But, I will really try this year to clean off both e-readers and get rid of all the books in my bedroom.
Yeah, I have a book problem and I’m not ashamed to admit it.
Anyways, I think that’s a good place to start to make 2018 better that 2017. Although with how shitty this year was, it can only go up from here.