2015 in Review and 2016 Ideas

Wow. 2015 was such a different year. At the end of 2014, which was the worst, most painful, most difficult time of my entire life, I swore that I would take charge of my life again and be successful. As 2015 came to a close, I realized that I had done exactly what I intended to do. I’ve definitely spent this year being extremely successful in my career.

I visited some people I haven’t seen in a long time and even visited a state I’ve never been to before. Now, I only have five states left before I’ve been to all 50 states within the United States. All of those are in the upper northeastern portion of the U.S. and I should get a chance to drive up there this summer.

I went on this amazing motorcycle adventure and there was river kayaking and rocks and really fantastic strangers.

I attended something like four or five classes to help me become better at the job I’m doing now. From all appearances, I’m doing this job extremely well. This job is a lot of fun and I’m learning a lot about things.

I accomplished enough of the goals I set for 2015 that I feel like it was a successful year. My career is going some really fascinating places and I’m excited for what 2016 will bring.

  1. I’d like to read a book a week and post a review of it. This should get me 52 newly read books at the end of 2016.
  2. I’d like to watch a movie a week and post a review about it. Which should also give me 52 movie reviews at the end of 2016.
  3. I’m going to finish Surveyors in the next couple of months. It’s the most fun I’ve ever had writing and even if it never gets a home with a publishing company, it’s a story that makes me smile while I write it, and that’s good enough for me.
  4. If everything goes well, I’ll be graduating from SHU with my MFA in June.
  5. I’d like to travel to the last five states in the upper northeastern part of the U.S. sometime this year, which means I will then have been to all 50 states.
  6. I am going to get my Teaching English as a Second Language certification sometime early in 2016.
  7. I think it would be great if I did at least 30 minutes of cardio every day during 2016.
  8. I’d like to put closer to 10% of my earnings into savings for my retirement cabin during 2016.
  9. I’d like to attend the World Fantasy Convention 2016 in Ohio.
  10. Above all things, I would very much like for Adventure Buddy to give our friendship another chance.

About C.A. Jacobs

Just another crazy person, masquerading as a writer.
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