Ahh, the notorious goals (or more colloquially known as resolutions). I will cover the usual three main areas of focus: Technical Skills, Reading Challenge, and Wellness. I’m hoping for a little more diligence on my part to really focus on all of these goals. I did pretty well last year but there were a couple of bumps along the way. So let’s set those 2024 goals, shall we?
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The reading challenge goal was 12 books and I missed it by about 150 pages. If I hadn’t decided to watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve I might have finished the last few pages. Oh well, it’s close enough for me to let it go. Be that as it may, here are the eleven books I did manage to finish for the 2023 Goodreads reading challenge (** indicates a book I’ve read before).
- Storm Front** by Jim Butcher
- Winter** by Marissa Meyer
- Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas
- Eragon** by Christopher Paolini
- Crown of Midnight by Sarah Maas
- Eldest** by Christopher Paolini
- Heir of Fire by Sarah Maas
- Brisingr** by Christopher Paolini
- Queen of Shadows by Sarah Maas
- Inheritance** by Christopher Paolini
- Tower of Dawn by Sarah Maas
I cannot believe it’s already 2024. The years seem to fly by faster and faster the older you get. I know those are words old people always say but it’s the truth no matter how much you try to ignore it. Every year has it’s ups-and-downs and 2023 was no different. I’ll cover the usual stuff so let’s get into the 2023 Year in Review.
The year started pretty rough. January seemed to drag on; the last 10 days seemed especially long. Two people I cared about passed away. They were not in my family, thankfully, but they felt like extended family. I still mourn them and I’m still praying for their families, especially during the recent holidays.
I cannot believe it is already almost July especially given how rough of a start to the year I had. January just seemed to have dragged on. June means it’s time to check in on my goals for the year. I will cover the three main areas I always focus on each year: health goals, reading goals, and technical goals.
The fact that June is nearly over before this post demonstrates how busy things on, especially now that the summer has begun. The rate at which the year is progressing is also affecting the completion of my goals.
I’m late posting my 2023 goals. January (and 2023) has not been off to a great start. Be that as it may, let’s set those goals. Unlike the typical fate of New Year’s Resolutions, I actually make some progress on my goals for the year. I feel like I’m not carrying over any baggage from 2022 except for maybe a few extra pounds (which I hope to rectify quickly in 2023). Let’s get on with it!
As usual, I will cover three main areas for my goals; Professional/Technological, Reading Challenge, and Health Goals.
I just came in under the wire for my 2022 Goodreads reading challenge (I literally read the last page of the last book 2 hours before midnight). If you happened to read my 2021 reading challenge recap I read 16 books that year. You will notice the list below only has 12 books. Why so few? Two of the books on the list combined for a total of almost 2,000 pages. I knew, by reading those books, it was going to affect my total for the year. Therefore I decided to be a little more reasonable with my goal.
Here is my 2022 Goodreads reading challenge list (** indicates a book I’ve read before):
- Traitor by Clare Farrell
- Kubrick’s Game** by Derek Taylor Kent
- To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini
- Skin Game by Jim Butcher
- The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
- Peace Talks by Jim Butcher
- Cinder** by Marissa Meyer
- Battle Ground by Jim Butcher
- Scarlet** by Marissa Meyer
- The Big Dark Sky by Dean Koontz
- Cress** by Marissa Meyer
- Empire Strikes Back From A Certain Point of View by various authors