My goals for 2015
8th January 2015
Last year I set some resolutions. Unfortunately I wasn’t very successful and I think that may have been due to the fact my resolutions were not measurable goals.
For example, I said I wanted to swim more, when I should have really set myself a goal of going swimming every week of the year. Regardless, I didn’t go swimming often enough, and so will mark that as a fail.
This year I wanted to set myself some real, measurable goals. Goals that I can tick off when they happen rather than waiting until the end of the year to assess my success/failure.
Graduating shouldn’t be too difficult given that (if my calculations are correct) I’m already 30% of the way there. I keep saying that I’d be happy with a 2:1 (60%) but I would incredibly proud of myself if I could achieve a 1st (70%). Either way, I am thoroughly looking forward to my graduation day.
2. Get a job.
So, graduation is naturally followed by finding a job. I have already decided that I am not going to continue to studying. Well, at least not this year anyway. I’m dying for a break from education so I’m taking a year out to work. I’m not even sure about what my ideal job would be, so I’m aiming to get a job doing anything that will pay the bills and keep me in Liverpool for another year.
I’m actually incredibly unsure about my future career, and I guess that both scares and excites me. I’m hoping that 2015 is the year that I discover what I truly love doing in life.
3. Go abroad.
I’ve been abroad every year since I was 3 and I will be damned if I break the chain. I’m looking forward to a new adventure, where ever I end up.
4. Start learning to drive (again).
When I was 17 I started learning to drive in a manual car but I stopped for two reason. 1) I was moving to Liverpool and 2) I was struggling with clutch control. As my hip condition has deteriorated over the years I’ve now come to accept I will have to learn in an automatic.
Some people think I should learn in a manual so I have a full licence, but they need to understand I’m not doing this to be different; I’m doing it for safety reasons. It’s not good when you are driving and your left leg (that controls the clutch) suddenly loses feeling.
Anyway, I know I probably won’t pass in 2015, but my goal is to at least make a start with learning again.
5. Make a responsive WordPress theme.
In 2015 I hope to expand and refresh my coding skills. I coded this layout just before Christmas, and while I wanted to create something new I felt that my skills weren’t up-to-date. Once I graduate I’m going to get back to it, and will make a responsive WordPress theme to signify reaching my goal.
What are you hoping to achieve in 2015?