Yes, the title of this post should be said to the tune of the Scooby-Doo theme song.
I have been nominated by my blog friend, Renata, to share my goals for 2022. It looks like this blogging challenge started out as a, “where will you be this time next year” but Renata made it a combination of goals and looking ahead.
Well, I can’t stick to a script either, nor do I want to hotshot (rush) some life goals for myself over the course of the next hour, so I’m going to keep this light.
The rules to appease the schools:
- Thank the person who nominated you. I tip my hat to you, Renata.
- Write your own goals for next year. Coming right up.
- Write how you’re going to achieve these goals. The SMART principle I learned in Grade 9.
- Tag at least five blogger friends.
- This last one is optional, but in 365 days, write a post about whether or not you’ve been successful.
Read Books Again
Somewhere along the way, I seem to have forgotten that books are for reading and not just stacking into large piles. I probably have close to 20 books that I need to get to. I didn’t complete any books this year. I got 22 chapters into one, which still isn’t even half way, and haven’t gone back to it even though it sits 6.5 inches away from this computer every day.
Yes, I got a ruler and measured.
Trust me, I’m dying to read all of them. I just haven’t.
The excuse I’ve given myself is I don’t have time. If I read, it’s going to be later at night. But by then, I’d rather watch TV, or play video games, or blog, or obsess over my fantasy football team, or or or – there’s always an “or”.
A few years ago, I had a #NewBookNight theme going that never really crossed over to this blog. Maybe I bring it back?
Watch The Netflix Shows I’ve Neglected
Hey, no one said these goals had to be productive to society.
I am way behind on everything.
I haven’t seen the latest seasons of: Atypical, You, Outer Banks, Dynasty, Riverdale, or Tiger King. I still don’t know what Squid Game is actually about, if not calamari.
I haven’t started Seinfeld from the beginning yet, which is something I’ve always wanted to do. I’ve seen most episodes on TV over the years, but it’s not official until you watch it from the start. And I say that as someone who normally dislikes watching the same episode of a show, twice.
Who knows what other shows I’m missing out on.
I find that there is never a good time to start a show, in which the first episode is 50 minutes in length. That just cuts me at the knees before I even press play.
I started stretching more in 2020 and found I wasn’t waking up sore the next day. I stopped doing it as often this year, for reasons unknown to me, so let’s bring it back in 2022.
I view stretching and movement (physical activity, if you will) as something that will really be of benefit to older Paul, while also making present day Paul feel good.
It’s a gift to myself, from myself, is what I’m saying.
I talk myself out of writing many blog posts because I think I’m the only one who will care about what I’m saying. I think, “They’ll click ‘like’ on the post I write about wrestling, but they won’t actually care about it.”
I’m going to stop that line of thinking because to be honest, I don’t care anymore. You’re going to get whatever I press Publish on. If it’s not interesting to you, that’s fine. I need to stop trying to please everyone.
There are some blog ideas I’ve had kicking around in my head for a few years. One of them makes its debut tomorrow because I finally figured out how to do it. I hope you enjoy it. Look for more new ideas in 2022.
More Blog Connections
I don’t know if it’s me, or the blogging community, but I feel like I haven’t made many new friends/connections on here over the last few years. No matter how many community-driven blog initiatives I try, it just feels like I’m in a barrel.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s a fun barrel, but I know there’s more outside the barrel.
I now feel somewhat awkward whenever I discover a new blog and comment on a post. So, I’ve pretty much stopped doing that because in the past, I’ve felt more like an intruder, rather than a welcome addition.
I’m not saying they need to follow my blog back, or like any of my posts. Not at all. It’s just a different vibe around here – a different interaction – than it was in 2015.
Well, that’s my list of goals for 2022!
I hereby nominate:
No pressure to do it if you don’t want to!
Thanks for reading and stay tuned tomorrow for one final post of 2021!