Like most fallible humans, I have goals. Goals which I will, on occasion, let fall by the wayside and (occasionally) feel somewhat guilty about. Here’s a list of some failures.

  • Write a letter every day for a year
  • Complete the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award (strictly speaking, I’ve still got 8 months)
  • Mediate for 10 minutes each day
  • Learn to do a human flag (it looked cool on YouTube, okay?)
  • Pass my Classical Guitar Grade 7 exam

I’ve just returned from what I hazard to call a life-changing journey. One component of my life that has been changed is that I’ve got a few more goals. Perhaps it’s just new-year optimism, but I’m feeling optimistic.

(always been dubious of the term ‘life-changing’, especially when preceding journey/trip/adventure/going-to-places-and-looking-at-things. But now I think, maybe it’s one of those things you’ve just got to know to know, you know?)

Some goals are continuations, extensions, of former ones. Others are more concrete realisations of vague personal philosophies. More, serendipitous passing thoughts. Here’s a list of some future successes (or failures – but around these parts, we try to keep a positive outlook).

  • Pass my Piano Grade 2 exam
  • Run a marathon
  • Mediate for 10 minutes each day
  • Make a blog post once a week
  • Buy an apartment

One would imagine that last one took a bit of thought. For better or worse, I decided it on a whim last Monday. Everything will work out fine in the end.

Talk to you soon.

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