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Freya
12-22-2015, 08:58 PM
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Since we've been recapping our year in last year's thread (http://home.eyesonff.com/showthread.php/160843-2015-Goals-and-Resolutions), why not see what our goals are this coming year? They don't have to be full blown resolutions, maybe it's just a goal you want to accomplish at some point next year.

Fun Goals:
Play all the main FFs this coming year.
Read a book a month
Art once a month

Personal goals:
More adventures!
Start learning piano
Be able to do that 10k in April!

EoFF Goals:
Make sure we have an article posted EVERY DAY in 2016
Make more threads. I don't make enough. With my FF playing, this should be easy!
Get hyped for XV haha

Pumpkin
12-22-2015, 09:07 PM
I actually have some goals I made a few months ago that I will share!

-Lose 30 lbs by November. Will take some motivation but is far from impossible

-Complete my spring semester courses with at least a 90% average. Learn things from each course that will help me in my professional life

-Make plans with someone from school during the spring semester. Try to make at least one friend

-Decide if I'm going to go to Anderson University for a Bachelor's in Human Services once I finish my Associate's, or if I'll go to Clemson University for Social Work. Find the prerequisite courses for whichever I chose so I don't take any unnecessary courses, or fail to take any necessary one

-After my birthday, get financial aid hopefully set up for next fall term. I'll no longer be on my mothers much higher tax bracket so hopefully I will qualify for more aid with school

-Get paperwork finished for Safe Harbor and complete training

-Attend as many volunteer meetings as I can

-Find a new Church before next Christmas

-Join the 24 hour gym

-Get my mother to visit

-Go to the jazz club

Bubba
12-22-2015, 11:14 PM
Same as last year, I'm gonna keep getting stuff done. I want to focus a bit more on work, whether it be my main job or more gigs, so I can provide a decent life for young James. My main focus though will spending as much time as I can with my family.

One specific goal that is definitely happening (barring injury) is the Zombies Run 10K in April with Freya, Fynn and Pleffy. Should be fun and will keep my fitness regime on track :D

Jinx
12-22-2015, 11:34 PM
-Get married (or more specifically, plan what is left to be done for my wedding in a timely manner)
-Get a yellow belt in Krav Maga
-Read 200 books
-Finish all Star Trek
-Walk 2000 miles throughout the year (I'll be tracking this with my fitbit)
-Continue to grow and better myself as a person

Del Murder
12-22-2015, 11:58 PM
As I said in the other thread, having vague-ish year-long goals (like 'lose X pounds', 'quit smoking', 'be nicer to people') are almost always doomed to fail. People can achieve these things much more reliably if they set clear immediate milestones (like 'lose 3 pounds in January', 'smoke only one pack this week', 'compliment 10 people this week') for themselves that help them attain the higher overarching goal.

With that in mind, I have many goals for this week, next week, and next month, which I won't detail here, but I do have 2 overarching 2016 goals: get my yard landscaped, and have a deck built in my backyard. Those are two major (and costly) goals so to achieve it I am setting a 'resolution' for this month to come up with a list of potential contractors and then in early January to get at least 3 contractor estimates scheduled (preferably completed but will depend on availability). The February goal will be to select contractors and then we'll go from there. I'd love to have the yard done by summer time so my kids could play in their new yard.

starlet
12-23-2015, 12:14 AM
Well, for one, making this trip to Europe happen is priority number one. So far so good, but I'm used to big plans failing. Though, I may die of a heart attack on the plane due to excitement. Mirage told me I'm not allowed to do that though so I'll try my best!

Not being nominated for best artist is a clear sign that I'm not drawing enough lately so at the very least I'm gonna finally get to some requests and finish my FF ix characters series.

I'm gonna work on building up more clientele at work. I want more days where I have nothing but request clients. I'm also going to add another appointment slot every day. As of right now I take 5 dogs a day and thus holiday season has shown me that I'm very capable of doing 6 easily. I just don't think I can work 6 days a week all the time XD.

Edit: Languages too! I'm gonna get back on track with at least learning German before I go to Germany! I also really want to learn Norwegian but it's really hard to learn them both at the same time be of similarities.

Fynn
12-23-2015, 12:20 AM
Fun:

Play all the available Dragon Quest games
Get a Wii U and a PS4 for a complete gaming experience
Get into FFXIV
Play Type-0 and Lightning Returns
Read tons of books

Personal:

Finish the first draft of one of my novels, send it to my faithful betas, revise it, and attempt to publish traditionally (I say attempt even though I'll keep doing that until I succeed, there's just no way it'll get published in 2016)
Finish revising my thesis by the end of January
Collect enough money to get mortgage
Maybe even start looking for more freelance job offers in gaming journalism?
Get wife preggers

EoFF goals:
Be nicer to people
Write more articles
Help organize more fun events
Win all the Best Writer Ciddies

starlet
12-23-2015, 12:35 AM
Get wife preggers


http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/oh-my-takei.gif

Fynn
12-23-2015, 12:42 AM
Get wife preggers


http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/oh-my-takei.gif

What can I do? I need a baby so I can be as cool as Bubba

Jinx
12-23-2015, 12:43 AM
As I said in the other thread, having vague-ish year-long goals (like 'lose X pounds', 'quit smoking', 'be nicer to people') are almost always doomed to fail. People can achieve these things much more reliably if they set clear immediate milestones (like 'lose 3 pounds in January', 'smoke only one pack this week', 'compliment 10 people this week') for themselves that help them attain the higher overarching goal.



I have to disagree for myself. I think open-ended goals ("be nicer to people", or "eat better and exercise") work better for me. When I set hard, numerical goals, I tend to fail. But when I allow myself some freedom and self-reflection, I feel I do better. Also, in terms of how you treat others, being nicer in general is a lot more genuine than complimenting 10 people a week or whatever.

Midgar Mist
12-23-2015, 02:53 AM
I personally dont believe something magical happens at the stroke of 12 at new year. 31st dec is one day and 1st jan is the next. Having said that, at least things return to normal on 2nd Jan after the Christmas Closedown

Plus, I believe saying "its going to be a good year" is like saying "i'll be right back" in a horror movie. Its fine to live in hope but blind positivity isnt the answer

My goal at any time is this: Find a permanent job I don't hate

My Resolution: Don't make Resolutions

fire_of_avalon
12-23-2015, 03:52 AM
For 2016 I resolve to continue to be a baller, shot caller and brawler who be dipping in the Benz with the spoiler.

Pant Leg Eater from the Bad World
12-23-2015, 06:57 AM
-Bring my breath hold up to at least 4:30
-Freedive to 60 ft (it'll happen this year)
-New tattoo
-Lose 10-15 pounds
-Get my 5k time back under 20 minutes.
-Post regularly on my site

Ayen
12-23-2015, 07:11 AM
Sweep the Live Meet Ciddies so the words "Ayen could not be here to accept this award" is uttered every other category.

Del Murder
12-23-2015, 05:05 PM
-Bring my breath hold up to at least 4:30
:monocle: What is it now?

Shiny
12-23-2015, 05:31 PM
-Go to London for 2016 EoFF Meet Up (or 2017 as it's looking like)
-Update my website with new content including a new reel
-Work more as an Editor and/or Producer and less as an Assistant Editor
-Get my other computer fixed
-Finally finish that EoFF podcast episode 5 or 6 I believe
-Attend another huge film festival
-Continue preparations for destruction and world domination

Pant Leg Eater from the Bad World
12-23-2015, 05:48 PM
-Bring my breath hold up to at least 4:30
:monocle: What is it now?

I'm at 3:15 right now. I've had a few over three minutes so far. But I want to extend that time as much as possible.

Del Murder
12-23-2015, 05:50 PM
That's already incredible. Are you a secret agent?

Pant Leg Eater from the Bad World
12-23-2015, 06:10 PM
Yes. But its a secret, so don't tell anyone.

SammieBabe
12-23-2015, 06:12 PM
- Be able to speak German to my in-laws when they visit. At least some.
- Write more
- Read more
- Start a semi-regular workout routine.
- Get out of my work rut

This is just some basic things I want. I haven't really thought of many detailed things, but super specific goals can be hard for me to keep.

Araciel
12-23-2015, 06:57 PM
Get into a different department and make more money.
Go hunting with my dad in November.
Build a sweet MAME cabinet for my game room.
Get a sweet D&D campaign going.
Pay off another 50 grand of my mortgage.

MissH
12-26-2015, 12:41 PM
I intend to really focus on my new cosmetics business. Considering I've only been doing it 3 months it's going really really well. But I have many goals I want to hit for my own sense of achievement but also so I can provide a better life for my family and hopefully go part-time or even give up teaching eventually!

I also want to go and a really nice family holiday. James will look so cute paddling about in the sea!

Now my heath is back on track, i want to get out and about by taking James to new baby groups so that both he and I can meet new people.

So, in summary, I want to kick ass and continue being a pretty all round incredible human being.

Galuf
12-26-2015, 01:53 PM
Not be nasty to people on eoff. Top goal.

Shaibana
12-26-2015, 04:50 PM
ive never liked or done Žnew year goals/resolutions'

but for the next year i have 1: to buy a house.

Aulayna
12-26-2015, 08:13 PM
- Be Awesome

(On a phone right now, will detail an actual list once I'm ona PC again)

Bri
12-27-2015, 04:34 AM
Start running and yoga! Need to get back into shape, hopefully fit into a wedding dress.

Miss Mae
12-29-2015, 11:02 PM
My goals for 2016 are mostly to keep up this momentum. 2015 has been a fantastic year for me professionally, academically, and personally, and I just want the ball to keep rolling.

Mr. Carnelian
12-30-2015, 01:11 AM
1) Find full-time employment for when I've finished this year of University.

2) Decide on which 2017-2018 Masters program to do.

3) Gain some upper-body strength.

4) Keep on being TOTALLY AWESOME! :smug:

5) Work on total lack of humility.

Sephex
12-30-2015, 03:51 AM
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Night Fury
01-06-2016, 02:32 PM
1. Read more - I think last year I only read about 7 or 8 books which is very few really. I'd like to delve into different genres.

2. Be nicer to myself and to others - I think I should stop being so much of a twat.

3. Write more/Create more.

Freya
12-05-2016, 06:49 PM
BUMP

It's getting toward the end of the year! So here's our bumping of last years resolutions. You may not have new ones just yet but how did you do this year?

Fun Goals:


Play all the main FFs this coming year. - Did not happen. HA that is wayy too much of a time consuming thing for me, why'd I try that.
Read a book a month - Yes I did manage this! I attempted to do one a week but that fell apart but I did get one at least a month!
Art once a month - Nope, this didn't happen for me. Too busy. I started off strong but it fell apart fairly early on.


Personal goals:


More adventures! - Oh boy did I ever. Lots of trips this year!
Start learning piano - Still don't have one of those so nope.
Be able to do that 10k in April! - I didn't do a 10k but I did do a 5k! So close enough!



EoFF Goals:


Make sure we have an article posted EVERY DAY in 2016 - we started off VERY strong and lasted to about April but then we all got super busy and that fell through but that was a pretty long time getting one out a day!
Make more threads. I don't make enough. With my FF playing, this should be easy! - I did make a decent amount of threads this year. So this is a kinda!
Get hyped for XV haha - Kinda. I just can't afford it. I am working on another interview with Ray chase for my other Site/project? So that's really awesome. I could have gotten more hyped here. Sorry EoFF, I wasn't hyped enough :(

How'd everyone else do?

Pumpkin
12-05-2016, 07:07 PM
-Lose 30 lbs by November. Will take some motivation but is far from impossible

Not quite, but did start going to the gym. Small steps

-Complete my spring semester courses with at least a 90% average. Learn things from each course that will help me in my professional life

Indeed! Looks like my fall semester might also amount to this, but I haven't done exams yet

-Make plans with someone from school during the spring semester. Try to make at least one friend

Made plans during the fall semester but didn't make a good friend

-Decide if I'm going to go to Anderson University for a Bachelor's in Human Services once I finish my Associate's, or if I'll go to Clemson University for Social Work. Find the prerequisite courses for whichever I chose so I don't take any unnecessary courses, or fail to take any necessary one

Did make plans, but actually went a different direction and will be going to Southern Wesleyan for Human Services. Plotted out my entire course schedule

-After my birthday, get financial aid hopefully set up for next fall term. I'll no longer be on my mothers much higher tax bracket so hopefully I will qualify for more aid with school

Yup!

-Get paperwork finished for Safe Harbor and complete training

Naw, had enough on m plate. Will try to volunteer more when my car works

-Attend as many volunteer meetings as I can

Eh

-Find a new Church before next Christmas

Yup

-Join the 24 hour gym

Yup

-Get my mother to visit

lol no

-Go to the jazz club

Nooo as if I forgot for this long

Overall pretty good!

Fynn
12-05-2016, 07:38 PM
Fun:

Play all the available Dragon Quest games - I guess? Technically, DQVIII is available on PS2, but I wanna wait for the 3DS version, and while I have DQIX, I wanna play them in order, so I guess I played all those that are available in order so far
Get a Wii U and a PS4 for a complete gaming experience - Nope! Still, might get a PS4 for Christmas, but it'd stilll kinda take a miracle
Get into FFXIV - Kind of? Played for a bit but dropped it. Might come back one day
Play Type-0 and Lightning Returns - "played" Type-0 for a couple of minutes, really. Didn't even touch LR. Don't even have it, honestly.
Read tons of books - maybe not tons, but more than before! Got through the whole Witcher saga, read A Prayer for Owen Meany, actually started Agatha's Christie's works, and overall, I've read quite a bit!

Personal:

Finish the first draft of one of my novels, send it to my faithful betas, revise it, and attempt to publish traditionally (I say attempt even though I'll keep doing that until I succeed, there's just no way it'll get published in 2016) - nah, but at least I made progress!
Finish revising my thesis by the end of January - wasn't by the end of January, but I've revised it twice more over the year
Collect enough money to get mortgage - not yet
Maybe even start looking for more freelance job offers in gaming journalism? - nope
Get wife preggers - nope

EoFF goals:
Be nicer to people - I guess?
Write more articles - pretty much the same
Help organize more fun events - I actually helped out a lot to make FF Talks a success!
Win all the Best Writer Ciddies - won the Summer one, at least!

Jinx
12-05-2016, 07:45 PM
-Get married (or more specifically, plan what is left to be done for my wedding in a timely manner)
And I hated every minute of it! The planning, that is. The actual wedding and reception were lovely. :) Except pictures. Pictures sucked.

-Get a yellow belt in Krav Maga
Ahahahaha, I quite Krav Maga like a week later. So no.

-Read 200 books
If you count all of the manga I read, I read about 90 books as of right now (might get a couple more before the end of the year). If you don't count the manga, I read about 50 books.

-Finish all Star Trek
I think I watched like one episode of TNG this year.

-Walk 2000 miles throughout the year (I'll be tracking this with my fitbit)
hahahahahaha

-Continue to grow and better myself as a person
I've actually made some significant changes over the last few months, got on some meds...other people might not see it, but that doesn't mean it hasn't happened.



tl;dr ahahah i'm a failure :)

Del Murder
12-05-2016, 07:47 PM
The new yard looks great. :cool:

Pant Leg Eater from the Bad World
12-05-2016, 10:44 PM
None of them. :)

FFNut
12-06-2016, 12:20 AM
My New Years resolution this year is:

To be more kind to all
To listen to others ideas with an open mind to learn and grow.
To get past disk one on FFVII

Night Fury
12-06-2016, 02:57 AM
1. Read more - I think last year I only read about 7 or 8 books which is very few really. I'd like to delve into different genres.
I didn't read more per se, but I definitely read in spurts tbh so I would go through 2-3 books a fortnight then stop for months! I could bring this over into 2017, for sure.

2. Be nicer to myself and to others - I think I should stop being so much of a twat.
It was touch and go on that one Fury, but I think you've finally got to a happy place with yourself and others.
I've definitely made a big improvement. I've reached out to people I may have hurt and tried to mend, I've definitely become a lot more humble and I feel so..... clean because of it. I'm so proud of my emotional journey this year. It's been hard because I sometimes think other people don't see it or be my little cheerleader.... but I've done this. I feel better.

3. Write more/Create more.
I don't know if I've written more. I think I've written less, but been creative in other mediums. I've drawn a lot this year, baked a hell of a lot of amazing cakes and created recipes. I've even taken an interest in crafting which I hope I will see through into 2017.


2016 was a difficult as SMURF year for me in so many ways, but looking back I can kind of appreciate the journey and see the changes in myself.


SIDENOTE - I actually ran the Heroes and Villains event which was a goal for 2015... BUT I DID IT! (It may have ran out of steam but I'm still so proud of that bad boy)

starlet
12-06-2016, 03:26 AM
Well, for one, making this trip to Europe happen is priority number one. So far so good, but I'm used to big plans failing.
:cool: Of course we did the thing!

Not being nominated for best artist is a clear sign that I'm not drawing enough lately so at the very least I'm gonna finally get to some requests and finish my FF ix characters series.

Not even close :p

I'm gonna work on building up more clientele at work. I want more days where I have nothing but request clients. I'm also going to add another appointment slot every day.

Eh, somewhat. I have more clients but as for more dogs per day.... Well that's harder to do when you get all the giant floofs that no one wants. I ain't even mad though, <3 my giant doggo floofs :D

Languages too! I'm gonna get back on track with at least learning German before I go to Germany!

Failed this too pretty horribly. I probably know less German now.

Shawn R
12-06-2016, 03:32 AM
I didn't move out my mom's house, but I finally got a new job today that I'll start at the tail end of this year. I just barely made it. I feel so relieved and happy now. I thought I was going to be stuck here forever.

Crop
12-06-2016, 10:04 PM
I didn't post it here, but I accomplished all my goals. Then I even accomplished some more.

Mr. Carnelian
12-06-2016, 10:28 PM
1) Find full-time employment for when I've finished this year of University.

2) Decide on which 2017-2018 Masters program to do.

3) Gain some upper-body strength.

4) Keep on being TOTALLY AWESOME! :smug:

5) Work on total lack of humility.

1) I'm doing a paid internship at the moment, but that finishes at the end of January. I'm currently applying for a full-time job to do from then till next September. Speaking of which...

2) I picked a Masters program! Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of Southampton, here I come!

3) Not a lot, but I actually have! I can carry Formy from the lounge down the hall to the bedroom now. :jokey:

4) I am still pretty awesome, can't lie. :smug:

5) I am literally the most humble person ever now, so that's another epic win for the karma karma karma karma karma Carnelian.