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    Since we've been recapping our year in last year's thread, 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

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    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

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    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

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    -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



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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fynn View Post
    Get wife preggers

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    Quote Originally Posted by starlet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Fynn View Post
    Get wife preggers
    What can I do? I need a baby so I can be as cool as Bubba

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del Murder View Post
    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.



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    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

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    For 2016 I resolve to continue to be a baller, shot caller and brawler who be dipping in the Benz with the spoiler.

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    -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
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    Sweep the Live Meet Ciddies so the words "Ayen could not be here to accept this award" is uttered every other category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pant Leg Eater from the Bad World View Post
    -Bring my breath hold up to at least 4:30
    What is it now?

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