2016 Resolutions

Here I am, publicly posting my 2016 goals for accountability. Before I highlight them, and explain why I chose them, here’s my post on my 2015 goals. I, uh…didn’t do so hot. In fact, I was surprised what my goals are, not even remembering them. So I’m posting this year’s goals in my office.
My goals came from figuring out what areas in my life need improvement. Talents, reflection, learning, relaxation, fitness, and spirituality were the goals I decided on, and so then I picked measurable resolutions to keep me on track.
Drawing project every month
This one’s important, because I have a talent for and enjoy drawing. If I had to pick an alternate dream career, it would be as a comic book illustrator. That being said, I’m a long ways from drawing professionally. So once a month, I’ll identify something to work on (shading, drawing from memory, etc.) and get cracking!
Blog once per week
One of my 2015 goals was to blog every day—which I did! It was a total pain, but I nailed it on The Hate List. I’m glad it’s over, so now I’m switching to this blog as a way to express myself on a weekly basis.
Read six books
Last year, I set a goal to read 12 books, or one per month. I read two, and almost finished another two or three. So that didn’t go so well. I decided that in my spare time, I’d rather fill it with reading than Netflix or mindless scrolling on social media. So that’s the idea. Read to relax.
Six-pack abs
This was a goal last year. It’s always been a dream, and I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in with a commitment to go to the gym 6 days per week. So here’s a measurable fitness goal.
300 on PT test
For ROTC, we take a Physical Training test every month, which consists of 2 minutes of push-ups, 2 minutes of sit-ups, and a 2 mile run. My goal is to get a perfect score of 300. I’ve scheduled out time to go to the gym outside of my MWF 6AM training, so here’s to a new year, new me.
Read the Book of Mormon in German
This is for German as much as it is spirituality. I want to be reading scripture every day. It’ll improve my mood and, hopefully, give me hope, and keep my head on straight for a super tough semester. I’ve only ever read the Book of Mormon straight through once (pathetic, I know), so I wanted to do it again, while working on German—Two birds, one stone.

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