In a fit of self-improvement I just wrote out a bunch of goals for myself on a fluorescent yellow Post-It (closest thing to me at the time, don’t judge) and stuck them on my desk.
There are eight, because that’s how much room I had.
- Get in shape.
- Manage my money.
- Watch more movies.
- Get through a few seasons of The Simpsons.
- Stop sucking at cooking.
- Learn to sew.
- Dress like you really want to.
- I’m healthy, but not fit. I eat pretty well (I think?), but I sit at a computer all day, and then I come home tired and unmotivated and don’t want to go back outside to run or whatever. It’s slowly getting better, but I need a lot of forcing, I think.
- I’m not a wild and crazy spender, but I just want to keep better track of things. Seems like a smart idea, right?!
- If you ask me if I’ve seen a movie 9/10 times the answer is no. Now I have free time. Time to fix.
- I’ve got this grand plan to watch all of The Simpsons from S1 to present. There is a lot of junk in there but also a lot of awesome, awesome stuff. I just want to watch them in chronological order, for fun, and to catch all the hundreds that I missed when I didn’t watch TV as a kid (or undergrad), like, ever.
- I write code for a living. I want to write awesome code for a living.
- Okay, I really don’t actually suck. It just feels like I suck because I’m unimaginative. I’m fine at following recipes, but I want to actually be able to cook. Improvising something interesting out of spare ingredients = something I can do reasonably well musically, but not so well culinarily.
- I want to make stuff … and not make things look ridiculous when I mend them (see: my middle coat button, somewhat off-kilter).
- I dress like a university student because those are the clothes I have, but I want to dress like, well, not one. Wardrobe fixing is a slow process. Ideas appreciated!
Total time it took to write impulsive list: roughly 1 minute.
It’s almost my birthday; fresh start, right? Let’s see what happens.
Edit: Upon further reflection, there definitely should be a number 9, even though the Post-It is full: Finish my damn website & blog layout! Jeez.