Last year’s resolutions:
Fail. Fail. Much fail. I hastily concocted those resolutions and really didn’t put my heart into them. The resolutions that came true were: 1) go storm chasing; 2) social life (surprisingly); 3) career clarity. The exercise, blogging, and financial planning resolutions crashed and burned.
This year I have put a much more effort into thinking about these resolutions.
- Address my health (mental and physical). And by this I mean go to the doctor, get a health checkup, and see a therapist for improving my mental health.
- Dating. Go on dates. Ask people out that I randomly meet. Finally message those people you matched up with on OKCupid.
- Get a developer job. Last year, I found out I didn’t enjoy management as much as I did coding. And actual QA testing even less, especially with the product I’m working on right now.
- Volunteering or some equivalent outside-of-work-and-home activity. Specific implementation TBD; this is for increasing my social life outside of previous-Berkeley/HS and work contexts. But also to add some fulfillment to my life.
- Decorate my “bachelor pad”, make it more of a home. For now the specifics include getting furniture and frame some photos I’ve taken to hang on the wall. Litmus test for success is if I can host a party or bring friends or others home without being embarrassed.
- Fail often. I envision this most strongly in the dating and job search contexts. These are activities that involve large volumes of attempts, many failures, but minimal threshold for success (i.e. 1). So I want to fail often, and teach myself to embrace, instead of fear, failure. I imagine resolutions (2) and (3) will make this happen.
- Trips. This “resolution” is just to make sure it happens. I envision 1) solo trip to Iceland; 2) storm chasing; 3) intermountain west road trip.
- Exercise. I’m not putting a priority on this as much as I did last two years, because of how I crashed and burned in 2015, but will put this here just to remind myself.