New Year, New Goals

I’ve never been a big “New Years Resolution” person, but I do like to set new goals every year. Mostly these goals tend to be more about learning new things and expanding my experience – rather than the usual “Get Healthy” (shouldn’t that always be a goal?). I like to then end the year to review what my goals were and reflect on how I did – so without further adieu let’s do that. 2020 Goals and Progress

In 2020 I really had two main goals:

  • Learn to sew
  • Learn networking fundamentals

So how did I do? Well to be honest, I picked up some basic sewing projects but never even started them. Honestly I didn’t work towards that goal what so ever – which seems odd because pandemic time should have been a good time to start working on it, but unfortunately I got busy and it just got pushed down the priority list. I really still want to try this one though.

Learning networking fundamentals is something I have wanted to do for years actually and I did actually make some solid progress on it. Before I started I could maybe vaguely explain to you what a VLAN or subnet was and now I know how to use them and what CIDR notation means! I would actually generally consider this goal a success because I feel so much more confident in this aspect.

So overall I was 50% successful in achieving my goals in 2020, and honestly I’m happy with that. 2021 Goals

And now with 2021 right around the corner (and soon my application to join the Sealab 2021 crew going out) I am setting some new goals.

  • Learn 3d modeling
  • Finish at least one of the house remodeling tasks
  • Bonus: Learn to sew

I’ve been looking at getting a 3D printer and it’s kind of renewed my interest in 3d modeling. I’ve never really been a very artistic or creative person but I’ve always enjoyed the art of 3d modeling but never had time to really get into it. I’m hoping that this year I can find the time to start picking up the basics on it so I can build things with a 3d printer as well as learn some character modeling for game modding.

I also have three big house renovation tasks that need to be done and one that has been started but kind of stalled out. I want to try to set a goal for myself to finish at least one of these because it would make our living experience much nicer and it’s become even more important with the pandemic quarantines happening.

The last one is a bonus but I still really want to learn to sew and design clothes, and so I’m going to tack that one back on to this year as a bonus if I can get to it. If I can’t I won’t be upset but maybe I can push myself a bit this year!