This year my wife and I both turn 32. Birthdays aren’t as important as they used to be, and really they haven’t been since we turned 21, but at the same time they’ve become a time of year for me that initiates a bit of self-reflection. Looking back over the past year and seeing what I did right, what I might have done differently given half the chance, and what I regret. It’s easy to say that you want to live without regrets, but I haven’t quite figured out how just yet.
In the last year I hit some of my big goals. I started self-publishing after I was unable to get any of my stories published through more traditional means. I finished another NaNoWriMo, and did some of my best work in doing so. On the other hand, I haven’t kept up with this blog as well as I’d like and obviously I didn’t get published in a traditional format which is one of those little pieces of recognition that I’d like to accomplish before I kick the bucket.
All this is a long-winded way of saying that I’m re-visiting the idea of being goal oriented in the coming year and plan to produce a list of 32 goals to complete in my 32nd year. I have just over a month to figure them out, then a year to accomplish them in. I’ll post anything that isn’t overly personal here, so that there is a bit of accountability in the doing.
Here’s to new beginnings.