Hello and Happy 2017! 2016 was an incredible year and I'm extremely excited for what 2017 has to offer! So let's start with the basics.
Where I'm at: my bedroom
What I'm doing: watching Parks and Rec
Okay! Now on to some of my 2016 New Years Resolutions and how I did on those.
- Work out 30 minutes everyday
I failed at this. I maybe worked out 30 minutes total in 2016.
- Read 1 chapter a day
Failed. Although, I did finish an entire book (3 - actually), which is a big step since I hadn't done that since middle school. (Thanks to Google for getting me through high school without reading!)
- Start a new hobby
I started collecting Coca Cola memorabilia. I've always liked Coke stuff, but I never considered collecting it. One day, when I was browsing craigslist, I found someone's entire lifelong collection for sale for a decent price, and I bought it! I filled up my brother's tank (Ford Expedition) with stuff (literally filled it) and took it home! Although, I have since decided, that I need to sell it. So hopefully I can turn a decent profit in 2017!
- Eat out less
Uhhh, failed. No real explanation needed for this. Taco Bell is just too good.
- Journal everyday
I did good on this until mid June, when I got bored and gave up.
I guess I did okay on this! I did a few small jobs. But I definitely want to step it up a notch in 2017!
- Go to as many concerts as possible!
In mid 2014 I moved out of St. Louis to Moline, IL, where I stayed for a year before returning. In that year, I missed a lot of concerts, and promised myself to not miss any in 2016! I missed a few, but attended a lot. Overall, event wise in 2016, I attended 20 Cardinal's baseball games, 2 Cirque Du Soilet shows, 2 Blue's hockey games, 4 stand up comedy events (John Mulaney and Nick Kroll, Bill Burr, Chris D'Elia, and TRACY MORGAN!), 2 concerts at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, 2 musicals (The Little Mermaid and The Book of Mormon), and 28 concerts! The concerts, including some openers, included Blackbear, Hoodie Allen, Super Duper Kyle, Never Shout Never, Metro Station, A Great Big World, American Authors, Justin Bieber, The Summer Set, Call Me Karizma, The Former Me (x3), Miranda Lambert, Kip Moore, The Ready Set, Emblem3, Megan Nicole, Keith Urban, Brett Eldridge, Maren Morris, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, Colt Ford, Darius Rucker, Dan and Shay, Michael Ray, Blue October, Selena Gomez, G-Eazy, Logic, Kenny Chesney, Alessia Cara, Coldplay, Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Twenty One Pilots, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Mike Posner, Bowling for Soup, Dierks Bentley, Randy Houser, 5 Seconds of Summer, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch, Toby Keith, Blink 182, Bryan Adams, Good Charlotte, Sum 41, We The Kings, Yellowcard, and 3OH!3. I know I probably missed a few, but you get the gist!
A few other notable 2016 events were meeting my girlfriend Jessica, quitting drinking soda, getting a new job, gaining a brother (in law), visiting Disney Land and Sea World, registering my LLC, voting for the first time, and last but not least, finding out I'm going to be an uncle!
So, now, onto 2017! Here are a few of my 2017 resolutions.
- Work out once a week
Let's start out slow here. Maybe in 2018 I can step that up.
- Read a chapter a day
Let's try this one again!
- Buy a house
I really need to step this up in 2017... so if you know anybody that needs a new website or any custom software... send them my way!
- Eat out less
I keep telling myself this one will be easier once #3 is completed. So we'll see.
- Start Game of Thrones
Most people say they want to watch less TV in the new year... not me!
- Take shorter showers
I take too long in the shower. It's just so hot and relaxing, like a sauna. But I'm going to work on that in 2017!
- Get my first app published in the App Store
- Visit a new baseball stadium
Besides Busch, I've been to Wrigley (Chicago), Miller (Milwaukee), Great American (Cincinnati), and Coors (Colorado). I want to make that list longer in 2017! (and visit them all before I die!)
- Spend 30 minutes programming everyday, outside of work
- Keep my room clean
- Finish 1 Trello card every week
I use Trello for all of my personal projects and goals. I currently have over 150 tasks in my to do lists.
- Get up earlier
I sleep in too much. I'm going to work on that in 2017, too!
As you can see, I have some pretty big plans for 2017. Hopefully I can stick with them!
Until next time,