I’ve never been one to set myself new years resolutions, not for any particular reason, I just don’t. However, last year I set myself several goals and/or challenges.
- Read 12 books in 12 months
- 12 blog posts
So how did I go?
12 books in 12 months
Well, I thought I was tracking alright until I started December with Principles by Ray Dalio, I soon realised that I was going to miss my deadline. As new years eve arrived I still had 120 pages to go. Although I was pleased with my progress throughout the year, one small part of me was dissapointed that I missed the mark… That was until I thought I’d take a photo of all the books I had read:
So instead of being 120 pages short of my goal, I was actually 400 pages ahead. Needless to say I was quite happy with that result.
12 blog posts
There was no coincidence that I aimed for 12 posts whilst reading 12 books, without restricting the content I was to write about, I figured I could at least do a write up of each book. Well… This one didn’t quite come to fruition. A total of 8 out of 12 posts last year, not a complete failure but not quite hitting the mark, plenty of room to improve.
So what are the goals for this year?
- More than 12 new blog posts (not including this one)
- 4 Tech talks, public speaking
- 10 new photo prints
I know I missed the mark last year, but this year I aim to be more vigilant on this one, if I am to make the most of this platform
Last year I was fortunate enough to perform a talk on a topic that interested me at the time, and had a ball doing it. The energy I got from doing this talk made me want to tackle even more. These talks will should also coincide with my first goal above
This one is more of a personal challenge. Over the years I haven’t dedicated as much time to photography as I have in the past, and with the renovations going on at home, I’ve decided we need some new prints for the walls.