Here is what I said I would do in 2016:

Ok for real, get these 401Ks handled. 2016 is my year!
And yes, it sucks, but clean out my closets.
See a play. Go to a theater.
Read a m/m romance.
Go to the FDR memorial, finally

Here is what I actually accomplished:

  • Uh, 401Ks still a mess.
  • Not only cleaned out my closets, but my whole damn apartment! And then I moved!
  • Did not see a play. Saw a lot of movies.
  • Read a couple of m/m romances, thanks to @bookgeekgrrl‘s recommendations.
  • Never went to the FDR memorial. Never went to any memorial, actually. Did go to a museum or two tho.

So… 2 out of 5. That’s kind of lame. But I did a lot of other shit with 2016! I got a new job, moved to a whole new state, read 200+ books, and watched Stranger Things, twice. I mean, good riddance to a shit year, but at least a few things went my way.

What should I do with 2017? Hmm..

  • Go on three dates. Gotta make friends and be social in my new home.
  • Submit my lesbian romance novel to a publisher.
  • When the weather gets good, go swimming once a month!
  • Finish my tattoo
  • Read at least one book a month written by or starring a person of color

Here is what I accomplished in 2017:

  • Went on 0 dates. Had one friend date with colleagues from work. Yeah, I suck at this socializing thing. 
  • Hahaha, submitting my book would mean finishing it and instead I decided to re-write the whole thing for Nanowrimo. Now I’m reconsidering the ending. But not actually writing it.
  • I actually went to the beach! Not every month, but at least 3-4 times over the Spring and Summer!
  • Tattoo finished! No, you can’t see it!
  • I did not keep to the one book a month rule. Some months I read many books, others I read none. Altogether, this year I read about 30 books with a POC character/author, according to Goodreads.

2018 Goals:

  • Read one lesfic/wlw book a month.
  • Read 5 nonfiction books this year.
  • Go on 3 friend dates. 
  • See 6 movies in the theater or try 6 new restaurants.
  • If my novel is rejected by a publisher, start a new one!

Accomplished in 2018:

  • I read 5 lesfic/wlw books this year. Which is better than 0 but very poor for a goal of 1 a month.
  • Read 16 nonfiction books or memoirs this year. Go me!
  • Went on 4 friend dates, if you count 2 lunches with co-workers.They were very friendly lunches! 
    • Then, I had 2 dates with a woman from OKCupid who asked me, on the second date, where I saw our relationship going.
  • I think I saw 3-4 new movies and ate in 3-4 new restaurants. Not too shabby.
  • I never submitted my novel to a publisher. I got real gun-shy about the whole thing and decided I needed to re-write the ending but never applied myself to actually do it. I did start two new novels, but haven’t finished either. Ah writing. It’s so fun and I hate it.

2019 Goals:

  • Go to a yoga class.
  • Do aerobic exercise 4 times a month.
  • Be social. Meet friends outside of work 3 times.
  • Get off the island more. Go to the arts center, the Korean restaurant and/or dinner theater.
  • Read more non-romantic fiction. At least 12 books from other genres.