Ah, New Year’s. A time for pressing the restart button on life and hoping it turns out better this time.
I don’t really make New Year’s resolutions. I make plans all year long, and I happen to make some of them around the start of January. But the plans I make in January do sometimes feel special, and it’s partly because December is such a tangle of activity that when it’s over, it feels like life is opening up again and I’m freer to look at the big picture. This is one of those times. So here’s what I’m thinking.
I have some projects to continue from previous years, such as math relearning, memory improvement, and home organizing. But I’m hoping 2016 will be a chance to get to some of the projects I’ve been putting off for years, such as graphic design and the programming projects that have been piling up in my mind. I at least want more variety in my projects. I felt like 2015 was mostly spent trying to get a handle on math relearning. But while all that’s happening, I still need to keep moving on my career plans, such as figuring out exactly what specialty to go into in AI. If you follow my blog, you probably know how often my eyes are too big for my time, but for me having too many ideas is better than having too few. To my mind, ideas mean hope and happiness. And one of my priorities this year is to get more sleep, which should help me get more done.
In the near term, the next month or two, here’s what I have in mind:
- Finish reading the math progressions. At some point I’ll post the notes I’ve been taking.
- Finish making my nostalgia box. I’ve procrastinated on this one for a couple of years, but I’m finally ready to complete it. I’ll write more about that once it’s ready.
- Update some things on my site and my social media accounts.
- Write a bunch of article seeds on the wiki side of the site. These will hopefully help me write more often. I’ll explain them in a later post.
Ready, set, go!