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Jul - General Chat - What are your goals in 2018? New poll - New thread - New reply
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Posted on 02-10-18 02:05:35 AM Link | Quote
Since there's no thread on life goals for this year, I'll make one myself.

I'm looking at losing weight, going to a doctor or two for physical checkups and trying to manage my mental issues as some of my goals for this year.
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Posted on 02-10-18 02:49:32 AM Link | Quote
I don't really have a lot, because my life is… crazy at the moment, but I want to get back to my weight before I was pregnant.

I also need to sort out some scary legal shit, and I'm working on that. I'll try to contact a lawyer on Monday if I can.

Other than that, I guess I am hoping to get back to a place where I'm a person again and not just a mother. Like, where I can pursue my interests and stuff. But as I have little control over that, I'm not entirely sure it's a goal.
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Posted on 02-10-18 02:53:43 AM (last edited by hydra-calm at 02-10-18 02:55:45 AM) Link | Quote
Let's see...

-Get into a graduate program
-Learn enough verilog to implement UART/SPI, FFTs, and maybe wavelet compression on an artix-7
-Relearn everything DSP-related I've been exposed to and finish some projects involving as much of it as I can
-Get some kind of summer/maybe fall job in my intended line of work
-Finally make music of some kind
-Start properly learning Rust
-Start biking 3-4x a week again
-Get out of midwest hell

Quite a bit, probably...

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Posted on 02-10-18 06:35:31 AM Link | Quote
Getting a job hopefully (still). V.v
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Posted on 02-10-18 06:41:00 AM Link | Quote
Big three for me:

- Get my hobby OS project sufficiently well built to have a port of LibreSSL (at least libcrypto, though libssl and libtls would be rad).
- Renew my Cisco certifications, certify with Nutanix and maybe VMware, so I can get the promotion I'm eyeing at work.
- Find romance. This is somehow more difficult than the "write OS from scratch and port TLS to it" one.
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Posted on 02-10-18 07:38:58 AM Link | Quote
- Learn more programming languages (failed miserably at it last year). Things I have in mind: node.js / MongoDB / C++ (I still have a book about it that I haven't read).
- Study more to be able to go to a good college around here.
- Work on some projects, mainly, the DdGO! explanation page thing and RHSL, but other things as well.

and overall taking this year to relax a bit more, maybe play/buy some more games as well

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Posted on 02-10-18 08:14:13 AM Link | Quote
big goals
    - come out as trans to my parents. this is The Big One. i've recently resolved to do this before the end of February, so, yikes. there is a very strong chance i will even do it next phone call i have with them!! i'm super nervous but trying to push through it

    - start presenting female in public & private full-time, including voice. in public, i've mostly been presenting in this weird "technically male but very androgynous" state. but i've been dipping my toes in the waters of "going out dressed as a girl" for a while now, and it seems to have gone over okay? a lot of strangers, even when i'm not trying that hard, have started addressing me as ma'am or me and my gf as "you girls" (), so i'm pretty confident now. this is almost certainly going to happen this year; it's a matter of "when", not "if".

    - eat healthier in general and get active more. partly because i wanna lose weight, but also partly because i shockingly feel a lot better in general when i do these things. i haven't really been taking care of myself properly for the last few years cuz i was in a super bad place. i'm hoping that now that i've worked on my mental health some, my physical health will be easier to manage

    - get a job. the faraway dream would be to make enough money pursuing creative hobbies that it could be my livelihood and something i devote myself to. a nice, slightly more realistic dream (but only slightly) would be to do random web design work for local businesses, or get a transcription job. the reality is probably that i'm going to have to settle for a demoralizing, shitty food service job. still, having money at all will be nice because it means i don't have to feel bad about not really contributing much, and i can get stuff i need/really want more often

littler goals
    - music: i'd like to continue writing and maybe even recording music i've written, especially the gigantic backlog of songs i've written but there's no recordings of... the dream is working up the courage to show people stuff, maybe compile an album on bandcamp, but that's harddddd omg. also i wanna keep practicing/playing piano, that was a fun thing

    - writing: i'd really like to write more; both non-fiction medium type pieces, and fiction... there's a lot of observations that tend to cohere in my head that i kinda wanna share with people, and i've also thought about doing some weird mixed-media web designy writing -- that's something i might use for. also thought about nanowrimo, but i feel like nanowrimo encourages more novelly things and i prefer writing short stories and stuff with less heavy narratives

    - cooking, cleaning, general life stuff: wanna cook more, wanna get good at it, wanna actually keep my room clean and my clothes folded and etc like it's been the past week or two

    - finishing games ever: of literally every goal on this list i think this is the least likely
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Posted on 02-14-18 03:16:06 PM Link | Quote
Bigger goals are:
1: Lose some weight. I've been hovering around ~230 for the past couple years, which isn't bad by any means, but it could be better, and getting down to 200 would do wonders for my self-image.
2. Get some money in the bank/pay off my credit card. It sure would be nice to put a chunk of debt behind me and actually be able to make use of my savings account.
3. Move out? This is unlikely, but it'd be cool. There's a thousand logistics I'd have to work out first (plus accomplish #2 beforehand) but it's something to work towards.
4. Get my mental health on track. This one speaks for itself, I think?

Smaller goals:
1. I'd like to try writing my own music, it's always something that rattles around in my brain, and it'll never get done unless I try it, right?
2. Play more video games. Or at least, different ones. Expand my horizons a bit, maybe actually finish a handful of them..

Posted on 02-14-18 03:29:12 PM Link | Quote
I am a simple person.

- Write in my journal regularly.
- Try to figure out my thoughts on some things. This ties into the above.
- Make more things.
- Make my website better.
- Beat depression.
- Survive.


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Posted on 02-14-18 03:35:29 PM (last edited by Halian at 02-14-18 03:42:06 PM) Link | Quote
- Learn more programming languages.
- Actually learn C.
- Lose ⅔ of my body weight. (Ideally this involves browbeating the insurance company into paying for bariatric surgery.)
- Get a job.
- Find a job.
- Move out.
- Unfuck my mental health.
- Get Āirumāli (one of my conlangs) into a usable state for most writing.
- Start work on another conlang.
- Severely flesh out Āirumāli's conworld, the Safir Alliance.
- Get less shitty parts (read: i5~i7, 1070+, more RAM, bigger SSD, bigger HDD(s)) for Stillstorm (my desktop).
- Replace Ashrain (2007 MacBook Pro) with a new laptop.
- Play more video games.
- Get a car.
- Get my full license.
- Not die.
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Posted on 02-14-18 03:39:20 PM Link | Quote
i don't have very many specific goals.. mostly i would like to get a job and pick up learning to drive again. im 24 years old and these are both kind of important things to have at my age. ^^; right now im trying to take it slow and not overexert myself with a whole lot of goals til i get the basics down.
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Posted on 02-14-18 04:52:27 PM (last edited by BatElite at 02-14-18 05:02:30 PM) Link | Quote
I suppose I could try the following

-Find some long-term goal/path for life
-Reply a bit sooner to threads
-Hell, reply to them in general
-Be a little kinder/more trusting of myself

-As Xk, do more journal writing
-Make things more consistently
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