29 June 2011

The rest of the year...

Half of the year is almost over and I have trouble believing that...mostly because there are quite a few things that I thought I'd be done with by now, but aren't.  But life gets in the way sometimes.  But...I still want to make some changes in my life.  I want to actually accomplish a few things before the year ends.  And to that end I'm blogging about it.  Not that it will really interest anyone, but perhaps it will help hold me accountable. 

So to that end here's what I want to accomplish by the end of the year (some of the goals are actually just tweaks to my schedule, but it will help me down the line...)

  • I want to do at least 5 hours of coding/technical/systems things a week (and no I'm not counting work).  A few weeks ago I blogged that I wanted to take my career in this direction and this will help me towards that step (I hope).
  • I want to devote at least one day a month to doing art.  I miss doing it.  I have so many things that I want to do with it...so at least one day a month I'll pull out the pencils and markers and have fun.
  • I want to write one article before the end of the year.  I have one in mind and I just need to sit down and actually do it and stop thinking about it.  No idea if it will get published, but I'll give it my best shot.
  • I want to start working on a graphic novel.  I've had a few ideas scattered about in my head and I just need to sit down and actually do something with them instead of letting them run away.  Who knows if anything will come of it, but I hope to have some fun with it.
  • I want to do at least 5 hours of exercise a week.  I need to get in better shape and I nee to feel better about myself.
  • Random one: I want to get into the Amazon vine reviewers program.
  • And probably the most important one...I need to stop thinking about work when I leave work.  I need to leave problems, solutions, and whatever else at work.  I'll still do professional reading at home and what not, but I need to stop taking work "life" home with me.
So those are things that I want to work on these last 6 months of the year.  Now to get started on making them happen.

1 comment:

Colleen said...

If you figure out how to leave work at work, please make sure you share your secret!