I don’t really put much stock in the whole “New Years Resolutions” thing everyone else in the States seems to do…but I do like to set some overarching “goals” for the year. Last year, I only had two goals, one of which I succeeded at and the other was a miserable failure. So, this year, I’ve decided to be a little more ambitious.

Yes, I realize calling them “goals” instead of “resolutions” is a silly semantical quibble but it’s how I prefer things. 🤣


  • Be Healthier
    • No junk food in January 1
    • Start building better eating habits
    • Restart my fitness journey 2
  • Continue Tracking Finances 3
    • Commit to a single financial aggregator 4
  • Be More “there” For Family and Friends
    • Be a better Partner
    • Spend more time with my family
    • Reconnect with old friends, rekindle old relationships 5
  • Work On My Career
    • Stop treading water
    • Regain my “senior” title (long story) 6
  • Be More Organized
    • Clean things up as I’m working on them…or better yet, just don’t make a mess in the first place
    • Don’t go to bed with a dirty kitchen
    • Finally clean up and organize the basement…and keep it organized

I suspect I’m going to struggle with more than one of these goals but a new year is a good time to start improving one’s self. 🤞🏻

  1. My Partner and I have a ski trip coming up at the start of March, it would be nice to be in better shape for it. ↩︎

  2. I was working out on a semi-regular basis throughout the year but given the stress and trama of October, I completely fell off the wagon. ↩︎

  3. This was the successful goal from last year. ↩︎

  4. I started out with PocketSmith earlier this year but as they raised their prices without providing anything new, I’ve switched to Banktivity…but now I’m trying out Copilot. 😅 ↩︎

  5. The year started off very rough, causing both me and my Partner to “withdraw” from the world with our grief. ↩︎

  6. Short Version: When I left my old job, I lost my “senior / architect” title to become a “consultant”. During the hiring process, when I pointed out my experience, I was informed as I’d never done consulting before, I’d have to work on my “senior” title. I wasn’t all that bothered about it as I was attempting to leave a bad working situation (people don’t leave good companies, they leave bad managers) and even with the title loss, I was still getting a raise in salary. 🤣 ↩︎