Goals for 2023

My goals for the new year.

My girlfriend and I have decided to sit down and write down our goals for the new year and to keep myself accountable, I am going to make my list public, which should be interesting. Anyway, here’s my list.

1. Build One Cool Thing

My project output for 2022 has not been the same as it was for previous years. This is mostly because I now work full time and I don’t have the same amount of free time as I did when I was a student. The result hasn’t been terrible, I am still working on things and learning but I am missing a flagship project. Most of my programming and learning has been building my homelab which has been really amazing for my knowledge of infrastructure but I want to have at least one project that I can look back on and be proud of not only learning new things but of building something useful. And that is going to be one of my goals for 2023, build at least one cool thing.

2. Write more

I have recently started a blog (the one you are reading now) and I think it would be great to contribute to it regularly. It has been a while since I have done large amounts of writing like this so starting out will be a little bit rough but regular contributions should give me enough practice. I also want to take the digital garden that I have been cultivating in obsidian and start moving it into a public space where I can share my notes. There are interesting tools to do this such as Quartz but I think I want to try to have my own take on a public digital garden.

3. Learn How to Cook

I am very bad at cooking and I think I should get better at it. The issue with this goal is that I really really don’t want to so I need to find a way to incorporate it into my habit philosophy.

One strategy that might work for me is to learn one recipe at a time. This hinges on my willingness to eat the same meal for a week straight which I don’t think will be a problem but I’m not sure how long I can maintain that as I mature.

Final Thoughts

I’m largely skeptical of new year’s resolutions so this is a bit of a new thing for me. I’ll probably revisit this post in a year to evaluate the usefulness of making new year’s goals.