It’s time for a yearly review. I don’t have one for myself. I don’t make goals. My excuse is that 1 year is too long for most effective goalkeeping. You could lose 20 pounds and gain 30 within the course of a year. One time a friend said that this year was going to be “The year of KAREN!”. I suggested that while what she meant about getting in shape (“GETTING HOT!”) and improving her job outlook creating her year of successes, it could also be the case that a little addiction, spiraling into a full-blown meth frenzy, and ending in jail and intense social shame could also create “The year of KAREN!”. She proved me wrong and had a wonderful year of weight-loss, lifestyle adjustment, and has a much more positive outlook than she used to have. I’m glad that’s the path she took — even if it makes me slightly jealous.
Anyway, my excuse (goals don’t work over the course of a year) is bullshit. I’m still not making any explicit goals, but I think I should read more. My wife and I have gotten our Netflix list under control, but I think in hindsight I should have focused on getting my Goodread’s list under control. I think if I should set a goal I would say just this, I could probably spend my time better than doubting if Bill Gates uses a Microsoft product, he saved many many lives this year — I did not.
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