Bri Manning

2018 Resolutions

January 12, 2018

In 2017, I had decent success meeting my resolution goals. I did, however, pick too many that were too varied and would often forget about them. As a result, this year I’m going to simplify a bit and categorize the goals:

  1. Professional Development
    1. Update Type. Right now, there’s a bug that’s causing a crash on iOS, so I want to fix that and update everything for Twitter’s 280 character change.
    2. Create a simple app with Flutter. I’ve been seeing a fair amount about Flutter the last few months and it seems very intriguing.
    3. Write a blog post each quarter for the Rocket blog.
  2. Personal Development
    1. Continue reading a book a month with a stretch goal of 15 books this year. I hit 13 last year, so hopefully I can push that up.
    2. Missy and I decided to do a monthly art club. Basically, we’ll take a night a month and just draw, or paint, etc. I might push this a little more and see if I can spend some additional time here.
  3. Fitness
    1. Ride my bike to work every day it’s reasonable to do so. Basically, once it stops being freezing and if it’s not raining, then I’ll ride my bike to work.
    2. Do the Crossfit workout of the day. Crossfit may get a bad wrap, but I like the tempo of it and will avoid the cult part by doing the workouts at home.
    3. Run three times a week. When I did my 30 minutes of cardio per day, that would mean that I would run 3-4 miles when I went for a run. Afterwards, my calves were cramped and sore and kept me from running for the next few days. That meant I never got into a real rhythm with running. By not forcing myself to do at least 30 minutes, I’ll be able to more regularly go for runs. Like biking, I’m going to give myself a break on this one while it’s so frigidly cold.

Last year, my goals pushed me to do a variety of things, but I lost track of some of them. I was also far more successful with the goals that required continuous progress. Hopefully this year will be similar.