A new year 2017
Another year gone
2016 has just flown by, hasn’t it? What a year it has been too. I’m sure none of us will forget it in a hurry.
When a new year comes around it’s always a time for reflection, to think about what we have done in the past year and what we want to achieve in the new year.
Was 2016 a good year for you? Did you achieve the goals you set at the beginning of the year? Or was it a difficult year and you are hoping that 2017 brings new optimism and happier times?
I find that it is a good idea to write down what you have achieved in the last year because those are the things you want to remember.
Here are my highlights of 2016
- Started a blog. The biggest achievement of 2016.
- Completing online courses;
- In the night sky: Orion
- Explore Animation
- Start Writing Fiction
- The science of nutrition
- Becoming a member of the Royal Museums Greenwich (RMG) and Flamsteed Astronomy society. I attended several events at the Royal Observatory centre and Planetarium. Also started going to Flamsteed monthly lectures at the National Maritime Museum.
- Completed “Introduction to Astronomy” course with RMG.
- Went away to Belvoir Castle and Canterbury.
- Completed my first 100-day project. Folded 1000 paper cranes.
I am pleased with my 2016 and what is most satisfying is that all these things we spread throughout the year. I believe that’s the key to achieving new years resolutions. If you set big objectives then they won’t be achieved in January or February you have to work them into your lives gradually.
However, there was one thing that did not happen in 2016. I did not complete writing the second draft of my book. That was a big goal I set for 2016 however because I wanted to start this blog I didn’t want my blog to just be an idea that never got going. So now I understand more about the work I need to do for my blog I can revisit writing my book in 2017.
So here are my goals for 2017
- Write the second draft of my book.
- Schedule blog posts a month in advance. Eight posts per month minimum. One post in each blog category minimum.
- Create a blog design that is coherent with my original vision.
- Stick to a fitness schedule. Exercise every day and a do 3km run every weekend.
- Eat healthier.
- Register for and complete more online courses.
- Buy a DSLR camera.
- Attend astronomy viewing sessions.
- Buy my first telescope.
- Start a second 100-day project.
- Start an animation project using the A3 lightbox I have.
Fingers crossed 2017 will be a prosperous year. Bring it on!
What are your new year’s resolutions or goals for 2017?
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