Case of the Mondays: 2018 Goals

By most accounts, 2017, was a dumpster fire. The world is on the verge of falling apart, and, as you all know, the state of our democracy is shaky at best. So, it is with those caveats that I have to say that 2017 went pretty well for me personally, much better than 2016 went.

After a rough start to the year I ended up at a work place I like. I found a new passion, web development, and I’ll write more about how learning to code is changing the way I think, and approach problems. More importantly, I see a way forward to a better life through this pursuit.

Also this year, at the ripe age of thirty-eight, I finally–at last–started to just not give a fuck about what other people think about what I am into. I have stopped feeling bad about what I post, and I care a little less about the number of likes I do or don’t get. Little shit like that makes a big difference. Let me tell you.

And of course, there are the wonders of fatherhood.

See, this last year went pretty well for me. Still, here are some of my 2018 goals.

  • Finally finish relaunching this blog: I’ve set Feb 1 as a launch date. I’m  rebuilding the whole thing, from the inside out. The new version will be a rails app. I’m pretty stoked about this.
  • Become a writer again: I wrote less few words this year than I have since I started writing when I was twelve years old. I’ve missed it. Maybe I’ll write a little about why I my word count was so low this year.
  • I wrote a tune yesterday and I’m pretty excited about it. I want to write more, and put a band together to play them, even if it’s just one gig. I’d also like to record them, just for grins.
  • Continue gaining the coding skills that will get me a new gig in 2018. As I mentioned above, I’m learning Ruby and Rails, along with JavaScript and all its accompanying front end tools.
  • Get outside more! I miss riding to work everyday. I miss being out in the woods. I want my daughter to also love being outside. The only way to do that is to be outside more often. Plus, our apartment is small, and she is full of energy. What better way to burn it off than enjoying the mountains?

Well, that’s it. The list is short and focused and I’m looking forward to diving in.


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