Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Year, New Me - 2017 Edition

Happy New Year, everyone! Hopefully everyone had a safe but fun last night of 2016; now it's time to get down to some business. As you know, I didn't bother making goals at the beginning of last year because I knew I would end up breaking them early on. This probably begs the question, why on Earth would I bother this year if I already know I'm going to break them? Well, for starters I need some order in my life, living a spontaneous lifestyle day by day may be exciting but can be more stressful.

#1. Watch 365 movies and write 52 reviews.
That equals one movie watched per day and one movie review per week. I ended up watching just shy of 250 movies last year. Of that, I only ended up reviewing or re-reviewing 28 movies. For a film journal, those numbers are pretty pathetic, 2017 will be a rebuilding year for Film Crazy!

#2. Cycle 7,300 miles, and drop 20 pounds.
Ever since I first learned how to ride a two wheeler, I've been unstoppable. Well, until I got my driver's license at 16. Cycling is not only a good source of cardio exercise, but for me it's also very relaxing after a stressful day at work. Unfortunately last year with family obligations and lots of overtime at work I didn't ride as much as I wanted, this year, regardless of how stressful life gets I'm making time to ride an average of 20 miles a day. I would also like to drop another pant size, but I know it's not going to happen overnight or from simply riding my bike, so I'll committing to no fast food in 2017.

#3. Read a new book a month. 
I used to love to read, but in all honesty I can't remember the last time I read an entire book. Right now I only have two novels picked out, both of the mystery/suspense genre, feel free to recommend one or two in the comments below. At this time, I'm not planning to write any full length book reviews but this may change in the future.


  1. Good luck with your goals. That's a lot of different activities competing for time, but I have faith in you.

    1. A variation of interests requires some time management, especially with a full time job, a side business and being a single parent.

  2. Are you gonna see Spiderman Homecoming Mike


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