2017 ambitions


I tend to write something about my ambitions for the coming year — not really resolutions or even plans — just things I think I’d like to do and would probably be a good idea for one reason or another.

This year I decided to read through the last few years worth and see if there were any themes and how I’d done…

So there are some pretty clear if broad themes –

  • write more
  • walk more
  • drink less
  • travel
  • public speaking +/-
  • do something creative
  • try not to become a hermit

It is a bit of a mixed bag success wise! I do write more, I’ve done some traveling but less than I hoped and public speaking is now (slightly) less of a nausea inducing experience.

I’m not walking or exercising anywhere near enough and after a good couple of years I was drinking a lot again in 2016. Photography and painting graf both fell by the wayside pretty much as well so creativity has been in short supply. I also went through a pretty bad spell of hermit mode again this year but maybe not as bad as it has been.

In response I have given myself some trackable, measurable targets which I will create some kind of dashboard for and hopefully that will help me do better at meeting those ambitions. We’ll see.

WRITE THE BOOK
– 3000 words per month

RUN #PUBCAMP
– 8 meet-ups
– 1 ‘event’

HEALTH & EXERCISE
– 80,000 steps per week
– 6 non drinking months (not consequentially)

WEEK NOTES/SKETCHES
– 50 notes
– 50 sketches (one drawing or piece of graf a week on Instagram)

PUBLIC SPEAKING
– 6 talks
– 2 new presentations

INTERNET OF PUBLIC SERVICE JOBS
– 50 published lists
– 200 email subscribers

TRAVEL
– 3 continents
– 4 UK trips