IÂ have spoken at some length in a previous post (seeÂ https://www.markkeating.me.uk/2016/11/11/the-me-me-goal/Â ) about one side of goals, which i called the ‘me goal’ a form of internal embiggening yourself. Today i am going to speak about my goals for 2017.
Well not all of them.
And this is not a continuation of the previous post just I thought I’d mention it so that you could go and look and I could make some mild link that has no value because the kittens have knitted a jumper.
This year IÂ have set myself a number of challenges to do with personal, professional and family life. I have also accepted a challenge from Leigh (www.leighkeating.me).
I thought I’d share some of them with you.
Personal: Been feeling fat and unhealthy and my lifestyle in regards to food and drink has got out of hand. So IÂ have decided to lose weight, exercise more and drink less. I started on the 5th January. I am 2 stone lighter, I am eating better and drinking less. It is a hard regime, I am not massively overdoing it, but I am being firm with myself. So that’s going well, but I need to see if i can mange a year.
Leigh: Leigh asked me to publish a book, I did do one last year and you can find it for free (or make a small donation) on The Dog Ate My Bookshop website. The last book I published was a series of Haiku’s from 2015. this time around it will be a novel of some sort.
Family: Well I have kids and a wife that is devoted to me. I have resolved this year to make the most out of that and to sort out some better way of being a better husband and father. This is not to say I am crap, just that IÂ know I can do better andÂ I know they deserve the best version of me.
Professional: This is a hard one as I am pretty dedicated to my professional work. But this year IÂ am trying to extend the notice that IÂ give to what I, and my work colleagues, do.
We spend a lot of time working with communities in groups both in meat-space and elsewhere. I want to make sure that we get the acknowledgement (this is not respect, recognition or promotion but simply awareness) of what we do. So IÂ have been focusing o making sure I put news on the company website (go take a look if you like) and trying to blog more about the company and the people.
That’s some of the goals IÂ have for the year.
I don’t call them resolutions and I don’t conceive of a fully structured plan. These are changes I want to make or think IÂ need to make and as such they have few requirements or definitive aims.
The weight loss has a general goal, as does the fitness. the challenge from Leigh has an aim but I am not bound to it. And in family and company these are desires to see a change that will benefit a group not an individual-only need.
Hopefully I will report back to you later in the year on how I am doing.
 yeah I stole it from The Simpsons