Reviewing 2016, Brainstorming 2017

Blog #008

I’ve been busy, to say the least. Over the past four months, I’ve been working a full-time job at a website building company. I go to the gym almost everyday, though I haven’t been lifting much lately—instead I’ve been playing a lot of basketball. But, I’m stubborn. I’m not letting my body heal, so I’m not progressing physically as quickly as I could. My body needs to recover.

The New Year is just around the corner, which means I need to reevaluate my goals, and come up with some new ones. I have a few goals that I wrote sometime in the last three months, but I’ve been so busy that I have not spent time organizing.

I want to run a 10k, and maybe a half marathon. I want to save at least $5,000 into my brokerage account, and another $5,000 in a liquid savings account. I want to pay off $5,000 of my student loans, and I want a new laptop. I want to start producing more creative material. I want to take more photos. I want to be fit. I want to read more books. I still want to dunk—which I’m getting closer—I just need to stay patient and stay consistent. This is a good general idea of what I want to do, but I need to organize my goals so I can work towards achieving them every week, every day.

I fell off this last couple of month of this year. I just get so distracted with life sometimes. But I’m lucky. I catch lucky breaks—like this job; I shouldn’t have gotten this job, but somehow the universe said it was right for me. I’m thankful, because I’m writing a lot. I write everyday. I write an average of three pages a day, which is excellent practice to exercise my typing. But I don’t write much creative material. I mean, my work is somewhat creative—I have to generate new material from interviews with clients—but it’s not like I’m coming up with stories out of thin air. I reference interviews to project a tone throughout my pages that I reciprocate on the other pages I write. I generally write the same types of pages, dental procedures and CPA services. It’s not horrible, but it’s definitely not what I want to do for the rest of my life. I want to write more creative material, like this blog, and more poems, and stories. But I guess that’s just me needing to get myself into gear, and get moving towards my goals everyday.

I want to be financially free. If I were given a blank check to do anything I wanted to do for the rest of my life, I would just travel. I would go from place to place, taking photos and writing about my travels, and just living life. I always found that enjoyable. When I went overseas to South-East Asia, I remember having the time of my life.

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