What I’m doing in 2019

The goals I achieved and what I’ve set going forward

As usual, life gets in the way.

While my goals of 2018 were mostly successful — especially within regards to managing my health — I still stumbled on my objective to write more throughout the year. I quickly learned that my interest in perfecting my words (because words matter) caused me “posting paralysis”.

This year, I’m treating things different.

Rather than focusing on producing quality writing, my aim is to build the habit of writing regularly. My content will probably, often suck. Forgive me.

But it’s a start.


What else?

Writing isn’t my only goal for the next six & twelve months. In 2018, my “keystone goal” was getting my health under better management. Going on 8 years with Crohn’s Disease, it was obvious I wasn’t doing as much as I should for it. Thankfully — through a lot of hard work and investment — I was able to find a new gastroenterologist, start taking a new medication (Goodbye Humira, Hello Stelara!), and even start exercising again (special thanks to Kristin)!

In 2019, I have more goals than I did last year. Everything from personal finance goals to attending the 2019 League of Legends World Championship, but like last year I think it’s best to have a “keystone” to anchor my efforts — the one thing I can do for the greatest improvement.

For me, that’s reading more books.

I don’t have a number, but I’m already off to a good start — having read more books in the past three weeks than I have in the past year, maybe even two!

Aside: One of the books I’ve read so far is The Alchemist, and it was so good! It has single-handedly re-ignited my interest in fiction. Would love to hear about your experience reading it if you have in the responses below!

So, that’s 2019.

As I walk and observe the breathing of New York City, I’ve been asking Siri to save iotas of ideas that I look forward to write about this year. If you’re interested, my topics will cover everything from design to esports, philosophy to business strategy, and more — so be sure to follow. Your support is appreciated.

Happy New Year!