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Year in Review: 2014

A reflection on my accomplishments and failures in 2014. Of course, I touch on what I'd like to change and how I'd like to improve in 2015.

Many people use the new year as a time to make resolutions or set goals. Before doing that, I like to review the goals I had set for the previous year, see how well I did (or didn't do), and use that insight to help set the next round of goals. One reason for creating a blog is for personal accountability, so that starts with making at least some of my accomplishments and failures public. It may seem odd for my first blog entry to be a "year in review" since the blog hasn't been around for a year, but I've been around all year and this process would take place with or without the blog. However, there's a good reason for making this my first entry and I'll address that below. My personal goals for 2014 mostly focused on developing better habits for reading and fitness as well as a few other items.

Year in Review: 2015

I started 2015 on a great streak, but it didn't hold up all year. Here are the habits I need to pick up again and a few other targets for 2016.

It's that time of year again when most of us take a moment to reflect on what we've achieved in the last year and set some new (or old as the case may be) goals for the new year. I had a great 2014 as far as habit building, but 2015 lost traction and slipped a lot. It'll take a ton of effort to get my momentum back in 2016, but I know I have it in me since I've done it before.