Things I Want To Do In 2019

Yeah, this is another one of those posts. But:

I don’t make New Years resolutions…

but here are 7 things I want to accomplish in 2019.

Read at least one book a month.

I’ve been getting kind of bored at work. I mean there is work to do, but it’s the same old stuff. Meaning there are fires to fight weekly (_sometimes daily_), but they’re they same type of problems. I’m reading a book on building high performance organizations at the moment. I have a few books queued up on topics such as DevOps, religion, and how to become a better writer. I think reading helps anyone become a better writer, but so does writing, so:

Post frequently to this site

At the moment, _frequently_ has been every day, but we all know that will die off. My target is to post at least once a week, with some longer feature pages on topics I find interesting. My goal for this site is to post things that I find interesting, things that are on my mind that I want to explore further, and topics that might help others. Eh, we’ll see.

Do my brain exercises daily.

I think a lot of people are familiar with James Altucher. I discovered him a few years ago when I was going through a _phase_ and his writings were incredibly useful. I bought quite a few of his books, and took some of his lessons to heart. Specifically saying *”No”* to things I don’t want to do, and writing down 10 ideas a day. So that’s what I want to start doing again, writing 10 ideas a day. It’s harder than you might think.

Hit 1019k this year.

Seems easy enough, but I totally pissed off last year and didn’t run much during the summer and fall. I continued lifting all year, but cardio fell by the wayside. So this year I’m going to do more running (_slow jogging_).

Take some courses on Coursera and EdX.

There are some amazing courses on these platforms. You can either chose to pay and get a cert, or just audit the class for the sake of learning. I’m already taking a series of Agile classes from UVa and looking for an interesting business class. I’ve also used Udemy quite a bit and enjoy that.

Finally sit for the PMP.

I’ve never been big on certifications, but this one seems like it might be a door opener. Particularly if I decide to branch out a little.

Take time to appreciate stuff more.

I’ve got a nice family, good job, some nice toys, and a handful of friends. I’m going to make an effort to spend time with people I like being around and just chill out. It’ll be good for my blood pressure. Not sure how I will quantify this, but whatever. I’m going to chill out and see WTF happens. Spending time with my kids is really the priority, they grow up so damn fast.