2020 Goals

It started with a resolution and ended with a whimper. I’ve spent the past few years setting myself a target for the following year only to spend December coming up with excuses why I’ve failed once again and how I will rectify the situation the following year.

With the start of a new year, and a new decade, I should think big. after all the 2010s may have been a car fire of a decade worldwide but ended up pretty well on a personal level. Yet big is scary, it is full of ambition and drive and if the last ten years have taught me anything, then it is that I have a finite reserve of this.

This year then will be no different. It will be one of incremental change and miniscule goals. Slight nudges into being a better person and more useful member of society.

I should read more

This has been a constant goal for the past few years and has met with failure every time. Then I went on holiday and something changed. For the first time in a long time I read. It helped there were no children around, but I sat and turned pages. Books on Chernobyl, stories about Greek heroes and a history of football. Since then I’ve reread trilogies and begun on the classics. Next year is the year I will be a proper reader again.

Make something

I spend my life with keyboards and pixels. By day I make charts and by night I do nothing productive. I need to make more in my life and fill an urge to create something corporeal. I have plenty of options. I could restart making models or maybe learn to sew? I just need to do something with my hands that isn’t pressing squares down to make a character appear on a screen.

Maybe write more

Saying that it wouldn’t hurt to knock out a few more pieces of creative writing.

Get under 30 inches

Although I have been fitter than I have been for a few years I could enjoy improving further. Along with Mrs G I ran a 5k race, I joined a gym and lost weight for the first time. Now it is time I really sped up the health improvements and gain some muscle definition along the way. The next step is fitting into some slim waist trousers.

By Geek Ergo Sum

Ah, so you worked out the riddle. You just needed to use dwarfish and the doors to Geek Ergo Sum opened. Or perhaps you just used Google. Either way you are here, on my little corner of the Internet.

2 replies on “2020 Goals”

Making resolutions I feel is a proper way of starting a new year. There are times when something or the other might come our way.
Reading books is a fine way of continuing to increase our brain power. Also keeping one fit is a grand idea, it’ll never be useless.
I’ve learned things in your post that will in future tickle my brain to try at least one of the resolutions. Thank you. 🙂


There is the idea that a new year’s resolution is a way of giving you a ready excuse because nobody takes them seriously…that’s why I started them a few months ago and now it is is building on that momentum. I’ve also learned that if a change makes a good resolution then a good time to start it is immediately. Go for the change and good luck!


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