Both Jason and I as well as all three dogs are healthy so there is a lot to be thankful for as we head into Thanksgiving weekend.
This summer, I got swept up into the Pokemon Go craze. Unlike most, I'm still playing. I even caught the European pokemon, Mr. Mime, that can't be caught in the US, during my recent work travel to Austria. It's a bit of a love/hate relationship since Niantic, the maker of the game, has not been customer focused and tends to take things away from players instead of adding value. Hopefully at some point either they add value or take something away that pisses me off enough to make me walk away from the game for good. It hasn't happened yet. One good thing is that the game gets me out and about, to see landmarks I haven't explored locally, and to walk. Good things on all accounts. Catch'em All!
Next year I really don't have huge goals.
1) I want to develop a firearms training program that I can live with, that is effective, keeps me coming back, delivers improvement and is trackable and sustainable.
2) I would like to start writing again. I've been away from it for a couple years and I truly miss this outlet. Reading too.
3) I need more creativity in my life. Writing certainly, but all crafting and home improvements and automation projects. Creative outlets have stagnated with shooting and PoGo. Time to balance things out.
4) I'd like to spend some time improvement my home, making things more efficient (home automation) and aesthetically pleasing (landscaping, painting, flooring, organization) and maintained (some tricky sink drain repairs for starters lol).
5) I'd like to improve my physical fitness. As I age, past injuries are coming back to haunt me, and I know improving core strength and flexibility will alleviate some of this. This has been on my mind for some time and I repeatedly fail at getting motivated. Just do it. Yes, I know the motto. Easier said than done. I get going and then I get sick or injured and I fall away. Let's hope that I can just continue through and make healthy habits this year that will increase my quality of life after 50!
That's about it. Most importantly I'm happy. I hope to stay that way.