I usually set goals for myself at the beginning of the year, but they get lost in my brain or whatever non-official place I decide to put them in. I think by actually writing these down and making them public there is a much higher chance of me actually accomplishing them.
- Train hardcore for the Boston Marathon.
In 2010 I completed my first marathon which was great, and I definitely caught the bug. The plan is to hit up the cellcom maraton once again, and use it to gauge my future training for Boston.
- Read at least two books a month and review.
This goal is a bit easier through audiobooks. So much good happens filling my brian with material from books rather than the TV. I don’t plan on reviewing everything I read, but some reviews would be quite nice.
- Switch to the dvorak keyboard layout
One of my heros, Matt Mullenweg (founding developer of WordPress) inspired me to switch to Dvorak.
- Get a tattoo
Enough procrastinating with this one already. Time to make it happen.
- Launch litesinteractive.com
litesinteractive.com’s purpose will be to showcase my web-work and show potential clients what I’m made of.
- Want less
This is way too vague to be a real goal I suppose, but I definitely struggle with lusting after the latest Apple products, bikes, and tons of other crap I don’t really need. Thanks to blogs like zen habits I’m realizing how much this stuff has been taking over my life.
- Redesign this site
I’ve talked about it before, but this site is showing its age. I’d like to make it easier on myself for creating content.
- Get my wife home full-time with the kids again
This will be done by landing more side projects as income to pay off our student and car loans.
I’ll keep you posted on the progress of my goals throughout the year. What are your goals for the new year?