We’ve survived another trip around the Sun and taken great strides towards our future. No matter whether we’ve chalked 2016 up as a good or bad year, we’ve grown another year wiser.
Last year, I set out towards several goals that gradually took to the wayside in favor of television and social media. But that’s not to say I didn’t have a good and productive year.
In 2016, I graduated from college, moved back in with my parents, worked at a comic shop, found a writing job, read several books, started investing in stocks, met several new people, lost many people, and quit smoking cigarettes.
I’m healthier than I was in 2015. Since I quit cigarettes and started focusing on going to the gym, I’m stronger and faster than I was, with still more untapped potential to unlock. I’m not dunking, but I’m jumping higher. I don’t have a six-pack, but I’ll beat most players on the basketball court regardless of their fitness; however, there are those with great athleticism and a high basketball IQ that I admire, though I earn their mutual respect as a solid defender or teammate.
For 2017, I want to focus on my goals. Now that I don’t have school to occupy my mind, and I have solid income working a full-time job as a writer, I can budget my time and money into areas that will put me into the best position to always be ready.
My ultimate goal is to live, experience the world, and I can achieve that through being healthy and having financial freedom.
For 2017, I’m going to slowly move up the mountain towards my goals using a short list of 12 major goals.
- Read 24 Books
- Blog Consistently
- Write everyday
- Go Vegan for 3 months
- Run a marathon
- Finally Dunk
- Save $5,000 in a liquid savings account for the rainy season
- Invest in stocks and hold a portfolio worth $5,000
- Pay down $5,000 of my student loans
- Travel to 4 places outside of Southern California and 8 places in Southern California
- Quit Social Media
- Build a computer or buy a new laptop
Over the month of January, I’ll go into more detail about each section on my list so I can break it down to much more attainable goals.