It's that time of year! 2019 was a big one for me personally and professionally but I felt like I didn't have any focus. I'm pleased I managed to keep up my weekly reflections. But this year I want to refocus and try and get the most out of it. So here are 20 goals for 2020. I'm not going to hold myself to them - if I don't get round to it, that's fine - no pressure:
- move my week notes on to my website. [Doing]
- start adding pieces of work to my site. Don't worry, colleague, I'm not leaving. I talk a lot about having a portfolio and feel like a hypocrite.
- climb something in Yosemite. We're going to visit the brother in law in California and we're planning a trip to the National Park. Hence the picture of El Capitan. I'm not climbing that though.
- run a marathon (bonus: run a half marathon. Extra points: run at least one 10k)
- read one book a month (bonus: alternate monthly between fiction and non-fiction. Extra points: seek out books written by people from underrepresented groups)
- learn how to invest my savings for the future (my pension is going to be stupidly small)
- arrange monthly date nights with Jo
- slow down - practice more mindfulness in conversation and my interactions with people
- write 2 short pieces of fiction
- draw a portrait once a month (bonus: paint with real paints)
- talk at an event
- stop drinking alcohol for at least two months out of the 12
- eat more plants and eat less meat (especially in the run-up to the marathon)
- go and watch Watford play at home and away
- play D&D once a week - alternate between the work group and friends group
- decide 'what type of design leader I want to be'. Do I lead through the practice of my discipline, or do I focus on the people I lead? Can I do both? How?
- focus on building a larger design community at the Co-op
- be nicer to people (bonus: smile more. Extra points: call out racism, sexism and homophobia when you see it)
- more yoga. I feel better when I do it and I'm starting to pick up injuries not doing it
- waste less
There's couple missed off the list as there are some things I want to work on in private. Onwards!
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