2020 goals

Published January 1, 2020

2020 goals

This seems to be a bit of a tradition now, making a handful of resolutions on this blog for the coming year. I try not to put too much pressure on myself to achieve these things, because twelve months is a long time and who knows where we’ll all be at the end of it? But sometimes it’s nice to have some guidance, so I’ve got some more for 2020.

The first, though, is actually a bit of a cop out in terms of rolling forward some things from last year.

  • Finish the Alphabet Adventure / Develop an app

I didn’t make any progress on the alphabet thing last year, but I did make plans and know how it’s all going to wrap up. It’s just a matter of getting it done. And on the app development front, I definitely kicked it off but I don’t feel like that quite counts.

To finish the review of last year, watching more old films didn’t really happen unless you count the 1980s as old, upping our walking game definitely happened although perhaps not to the extent I envisioned, and my cooking journey continues to evolve and adapt.

More new things for 2020 though:

  • Develop practical skills.

I’ve spent a significant amount of time with my head in books and I feel like it might be time to get my hands dirty with some practical skills. I’ve got a couple of things in mind to start with but it’s so far out of my comfort zone, I have no idea how it’s all going to shake out.

  • Be a more organised blogger.

I can’t tell you the number of times I make notes to “blog this” and “ooh that’d make a good blog post” and then nothing happens. Just do it. Note it, schedule it, do it.

  • Complete a Les Mills schedule.

Health and fitness goals are notoriously bad but mine is not for a set weight or calorie or exercise target. Mine is to take one of the many encouraging schedules that Les Mills provide and see it through to the end, rather than starting them over and over and giving up after a week.

  • Make progress on photography.

This isn’t as specific as it should be, because I have a few areas that I’m working on. My photos archive is an absolute mess and needs work. My photo skills continue to need work. My ability to edit photos also needs work. And posting more photos to my blog, now that it has its own fancy special area should also be a priority.

I’m going against the grain with these goals and being a bit wishy-washy rather than setting specific and achievable targets. But because this year I feel like I could more do with nudges in the right direction rather than rigid targets to hit, this is what I’m going with.

Happy new year to all!

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