Things to Accomplish in 2017

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Here’s a list of my goals for 2017, broken down into smaller goals; I repeat some goals from “Three Goals for Age 29“, and”bucket list“, but there are also some new ones. This is stickied so I see it regularly, but feel free to read it.


“Disaster Prevention” Policy

  • Stay sober (from 3/12 on, whoops)
  • Stay single
  • Save $160 per month, minimum, aim for $400.

Physical Health Goals

  • Get all necessary check-ups
  • Lose 4 lbs a month.
  • Cardiovascular exercise 4x week, 30 minutes minimum.
  • Meditation 3x a week, 30 minutes minimum
  • Explore more recipes
  • Grow out hair, keep natural color
  • Quit nicotine
  • Quit coffee

Spiritual/Mental Wellness

  • Daily sobriety work – daily reflections in “Each Day a New Beginning” & intention setting
  • Follow along with daily activities in”The One Year Manual: Twelve Steps to Spiritual Enlightenment” by Israel Regardie – started in March
  • Socialize willingly & needlessly a few times a week
  • Write poetry to keep busy & sharp

Goals Before Moving

  • Finish courses with A’s
  • Find out about transfer credits
  • Create moving checklist
  • Find a good house
  • Save 50% each month

Goals After Moving

  • Find a job
  • Retune budget
  • Enroll in Lakeland college’s Medical Coding and Billing Specialist program.
  • Attend A.A./N.A. meetings 3x a week
  • Volunteer in some form – either through meetings, domestic violence shelter, etc.
  • Join gym – switch United Health to get Silver Sneakers after move



  • Save at least $160 per month before move; retune budget later
  • Spend less than $40 on books each month Don’t buy any more books until you read what you own. You have around 200 books you haven’t read. They’re not going to stop selling them anytime soon.
  • Create “Emergency savings” and “General savings”; add $80 to each monthly.


  • Write a daily post from “365 Days of Writing Prompts” each day
  • Take WordPresses Blogging Courses
  • End year at 482 followers (started out at 282, currently at 345-March 26,)
  • Pre-write weekly and monthly features – Monthly (need to be completed still): Book, Movie, Discoveries, Person,
  • Comment 5x a day on other blogs
  • Create editorial calendar – complete


  • Listen to one new album per week
  • Watch one new movie a week
  • Refine and reduce health supplements
  • Read 50 books in 2017
  • Learn more about writing, music, and art

27 thoughts on “Things to Accomplish in 2017

  1. This is an ambitious list! But you can do it. I love everything you’ve laid out here and I want to check out that book – The One Year Manual. <– I'm doing something similar (but something I've invented, haha).
    In any case, good luck with moving, going back to school, and getting a new job. Big changes but meditation will help keep you grounded. Can't wait to read more about your journey. 🙂

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  2. LOL at your reason for not buying anymore books now – they’re not going to stop selling them anytime soon. I wish I could keep myself reminded of that but I always seem to want to add to my library.
    All the best with your goals.

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  3. A very wise and interesting list of goals. I wish you nothing but success! Have you read The Zen of Recovery by Mel Ash? There are quite a few books out there that approach 12 step recovery from a Buddhist perspective, and although my practice tends to be more Mahayana/Tibetan in nature, Zen of Recovery was my favorite of that very specialized genre. I apologize if I just raised your unread book count to 201.

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  4. Happy to find yet another course addict. I do prefer coursera courses too! 🙂

    This is quite a list. I do have a list too, but this is *Huge*. Kudos and this is inspiring. Best Wishes! 🙂


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