Happy New Year + 2017 Goals – life+running

Happy New Year + 2017 Goals

Welcome to 2017.

Happy 2017 Source: https://twitter.com Photo: Gabriel Benderski. Gabriel Benderski. License: CC BY. Artwork by Gabriel Benderski.

Source: https://twitter.com Photo: Gabriel BenderskiGabriel Benderski. License: CC BY. Artwork by Gabriel Benderski

Here’s a roundup of my goals for 2017.

I posted most of these goals elsewhere, but want to have them all in one post so I can periodically check them this year.
Writing goals
  • Join a writing group.
  • Continue my daily writing habit.
  • Write three blog posts a week.
  • Keep writing on my novel.
  • Finish writing Tokens of Kindness book
    • Edit Tokens of Kindness book
    • Finish designing Tokens of Kindness book
    • Publish and publicize Tokens of Kindness book
  • Edit Graphic Design Social book
    • Write “Tokens of Kindness” section of Graphic Design Social book
    • Fix design of Graphic Design Social book
    • Publish and publicize Graphic Design Social book
Design goals
  • Become a deft coder.
  • Fix p5 sketches
    • NERD ALERT: I figured out how to embed them in blog posts.
  • Self-publish a design book.
  • Redesign blog and portfolio, coding a theme from scratch.
  • Learn a new design technique each month.
  • Become a better typographer.
  • Get involved with the local design community.
  • Add new designs to the wedding invite shop.

Food Goals

  • Make a green marinara / pizza sauce with tomatillos.
  • Maybe try tomatoes again.
  • Make a couple of difficult / high-quantity of ingredient recipes from our cookbooks.
  • Keep working on meal planning and grocery shopping.
  • Be better at planning my lunches.
  • Continue the random vegetarian trend.
  • Eat more green things.
  • Limit my sugar intake.
Fitness goals
  • Make fitness part of the daily routine.
  • Try to hit my daily step goal more often.
  • Keep up the dog walking routine.
  • Run more often
    • Set monthly running goals
  • Make yoga part of my fitness.
  • Strength train regularly.
  • Stretch daily.
  • Restart chiropractic and massage therapy.
Reading goals
  • Expand into different genres and authors.
  • Read some classics.
  • Hit fifteen books.
  • Read longer books.
  • Read for research.
  • Hit at least five of my “want to read” list on Goodreads.

Music goals

  • Listen to more new artists.
  • Hone some DJ skills.
  • Learn more about vinyl.
  • Setup stereo equipment
    • Fix dad’s receiver
    • Get a shelving system (pretty one) that works for us
  • Create a digital backup copy of all of our music
    • Mark’s CDs
    • My CDs
    • Vinyl
    • Cassette tapes
Household goals
  • Explore the Twin Cities:
    • Mark and I are making a list of things to do and will be making more of a concerted effort to do them.
  • Travel outside of the United States
  • Travel somewhere new (to me) for a weekend
    • Portland
    • San Fransisco
    • New York to visit friends
    • Louisiana to visit friends
    • Florida to visit friends
  • Finish quilts and give them away
  • Plan gallery wall
    • Finish (or trash) painting
    • Frame artwork
    • Stretch wedding painting
    • Hang art


I have a lot I want to accomplish this year, and I know I won’t get all of it done. By listing it out, at least I will try!

What do you plan to do in 2017?

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