Politically, I think that this could turn out to be a scary year. Who knows if we will even still be here in 2018. Let’s hope that the year of the Grim Reaper that was 2016 was not a practice run for what 2017 will be.
Even if the world does not destroy itself through mutually assured destruction, I have a feeling I might wish I was dead by 2017. Here was what I wanted to get accomplished for 2016:
- Reduce the amount of TV watched so I can read and write more.
- Read 100 books (including finishing my Stephen King Odyssey), by reading 2 hours a day.
- Write three stories, including my original (non-fan fiction) ghost story. (First drafts)
- Blog at least a few times a week.
- Write 2 – 4 short stories
- Complete and pass my PFP certification exam.
- Finish my Canadian History Course
The only one of those that I accomplished was finishing the Canadian History course. I decided against writing the PFP certification exam because it is truly pointless given current work circumstances. I only read a total of 48 books, and the only thing I did was write about 2/3 to 3/4 of the Madness of Tobias Sinclair. So what did I do with my year? That’s a good question, and one I don’t have an answer for, except to say I changed my mind and reversed my decision not to take classes in the 2016 fall term. I ended up taking my final class (Cognitive Psychology) for my BA. And I took a course called Myth, Magic and Shamanism – a deceptive title for Anthropology of Religion. This second was helpful in understanding Joseph Campbell though, so I don’t consider it a total loss.
2017 is going to be a hell of a year. First draft goals are to complete the following:
- Reading Culture (English class)
- Reading to Write (English class)
- Indigenous Politics and Governance (Indigenous Studies Course
- Read 150 books (Including school books, Stephen King books, etc)
- Write at least draft one of ghost story.
- Write 1000 words a day, everyday, 3 months on, one off (total of 270,000 words)
- Finish all shows that I am currently watching.
- Don’t stab anyone.
For at least the next four months I will probably be neglecting this blog more than usual, but I will try to keep on top of things as much as I can.