What am I doing this year? Who knows, but I have a few ideas of things I’d like to accomplish. Blog and write more is one of them. I like writing personally and on this blog, the trouble is the motivation to actually do it and post on a more regular basis. I have a ton of posts I’ve started but are rotting in their draft states. I get distracted easily I guess, yes, but most of the time I’m not confident that the “content” I’m creating is worthy of reading. Basically, will people like what I’m saying? I’ve figured out the answer to this question, and it is, WHO CARES! I pay for the hosting of this blog, customized it myself and am the only one that has any time invested in this thing.
So screw it, I’m going to blog about what I want. Honestly, I don’t want to write about design anymore. There are many other blogs out there doing it much better than me. I may relate my personal experiences to design here and there, but I want this to be a showcase for things I like (other than design/code), want to share and find interesting. What else am I going to do this year? Considering is already February, I’ve had time to think about it (I started this entry at the beginning of January).
One major thing I need to do is to consider my feelings and happiness more. That includes getting into therapy and embracing activities and hobbies that I like without guilt. I need to realize that taking time for myself to be lazy, reading, playing video games and riding my bike for no reason is healthy! It’s fun! It’s fun AND healthy!
I want to pursue more non-profit endeavors, especially ones related to animal welfare. It’s important to volunteer! Not only are you doing something great for a project or organization you’re passionate about, volunteering is cleansing to your soul (cliche, yes, but true).
I don’t like New Years Resolutions, but I like goals, goals are more attainable. It’s good to have aspirations and how to make yourself better over the coarse of the next year. I feel good knowing what I want to achieve this year, so here’s to 2014! Get out there and do something good!