Every year I post a review/resolutions blog post, usually within the first week of the new year. I look at what I had said I would do the year before, and I set out some goals for the coming year.

  • Take care of my health
  • Take care of our financial health
  • Succession plan for NorthIQ
  • Be more present

Take Care of My Health

Fail. While I took care of the problem that was killing me and ended up out of commission for most of April, I ended the year in worse shape than I started it. I have to make a doctor’s appointment soon to get all my levels checked, and I’ve made significant changes to my diet.

Take care of our financial health

So much pass! Debt gone, and now we can start building up our “rainy day fund”, plus our damn roof probably needs to be replaced in the next couple of years.

Succession Plan for NorthIQ

This doesn’t belong here, but I’m working on this right now, it was a fail for 2019, but it will happen this year.

Be more present

I think I was better at this? I don’t know. I try to hang out with the family, I am home every night at 4pm, so that is pretty cool…but I could do better.

Things for 2020

  • Take care of my health
  • Take a good vacation
  • Make more art

Take care of my health

I need to get in a shape that is not round and lose some lbs. Both of these are currently underway.

I’d like to be able to run a 5k in the spring. That’s my current goal. After that happens, maybe I’ll run more, maybe I won’t…we’ll see.

Take a good vacation

We haven’t been on a decent vacation since Disney World. The kids are getting older and soon won’t want to vacation with us. Let’s go somewhere cool this year (pending the world not ending because the Cheeto doesn’t like the cut of someone’s jib somewhere in the world).

Make more art

I plan on drawing once a week, with a goal of having 52 finished drawings in 2020. I’m not going to limit myself to only drawing on paper or digitally, anything will do so long as I am drawing. Heck, a good sticky note drawing is better than nothing!

Bonus – Write more

I’d like to write some more blog posts. I used to update this site monthly, if I could even get to quarterly that would be better. Maybe show off some pictures of the family, and post the occasional drawing over here.

At some point writing became work. I enjoy it, but I write over 2000 words a month at Manage Comics, and I write an additional 500-1000 words a month for NorthIQ. I need to get some joy back into writing.