Best Intentions by Craig Kerbrat

I started this year with a plan. Goals. Intentions. And I’ve been sorta good with some of them. But this blog. It’s the end of February and this is my third post.

I still don’t really know what I want to post on this blog. It’s been years now and I still don’t know. But I want to post something. So let’s just do a quick revisit of the goals I set for myself for the year.

Goal #1 Update: Blog More

Oops. This one... is not going so well so far. as I mentioned above, I just don’t know what to post here. I haven’t gone on any exciting adventures lately. I haven’t been inspired to do anything creative. So I don’t know what to post.

But I guess I could start posting about the small adventures. Movies. New restaurants. Stuff like that. It’s something to consider... 

Goal #2 Update: Be More Social

This one I actually have been a bit better at. I’ve been making an effort to get out more. I’ve been seeing my nerdy friends more often. Although the last few weeks have been fairly infrequent. 

I also started dating someone, and I’ve been meeting and hanging out with some of his friends. Meeting large groups of new people is really not easy for me. But I’m trying. 

Goal #3 Update: Take More Pictures

Do douchey gym selfies count? 

I’ve been trying to take lots of pictures, but I still struggle to find interesting things to post on Instagram. I could definitely make a better effort here. 

Goal #4 Update: More Adventures

This one is ongoing. I’ve got a few things planned. A few ideas for future adventures. And I’ve been trying to do more little adventures close to home as well. 

In April I’ll definitely have adventures to talk about. Maybe some things sooner. And hopefully more things later.

Goal #5 Update: Figure Out Life

Hahahahaha. Yeah. I don’t think I’m any closer to this one. I do feel a little less lost, and I feel like I’ve got some hopes for the future now. But I’m far from having anything figured out. 

I do know that I’m not ready to give up on Vancouver yet. That was something I had been contemplating. But I love my job. And I love my friends. And a lot of the bitter feelings of last year are beginning to fade away. So there won’t be any running away any time soon.

I’ll figure things out as I go. Or something. 

 (Random beach photo from Sunday inserted for no reason other than that it was a beautiful day.)

 (Random beach photo from Sunday inserted for no reason other than that it was a beautiful day.)

New Year, New Goals by Craig Kerbrat

Alright. It’s January 1st again. And I did not use this blog really at all. I keep telling myself that I’m going to figure out why I pay to have this up here, and then I keep letting it just sit unused instead.

But it’s a new year. And that means new goals. Last year was not really a great year for me. But this year is going to be different. This year is going to be better. I’m going to make things happen this year. 

So let’s make it official. Let’s write down some goals. Let’s do something constructive. Here we go! 

Goal #1: Blog More

So what do I mean by that? Blogging more than last year basically just means I need to blog something like six times in the year, and I’ve accomplished it. But I don’t mean just more than last year.  

I’d like to blog once a week. At least. I’m going to find something interesting to talk about, and throw it here. Maybe talk about a movie I’ve seen. Or a show I’m watching. A book I’m reading. Something in the news. Something. 

Goal #2: Be More Social

Last year sucked, and what would have made it less sucky is if I had reached out to my friends and family for support. But I forgot that I can do that.

So this year, I’m going to make an effort to talk to people, hang out with people, and remember that I’m not alone.

Goal #3: Take More Pictures

This is a goal I’ve had in the past, and I’ve been a bit better at it, but there can always be improvement. I’m going to do my best to document my life and adventures, and share the pictures. Instagram is a great thing, and I want to utilize it more.

Goal #4: More Adventures

To go with the above, I want to do more things that are worth taking pictures of. I want to go on adventures. I want to see things and places I’ve never seen before. I want to have more fun times with the people I care about. I want to have more to write about here, and post on Instagram, and to Tweet about. 

Goal #5: Figure Out Life

This one I’m not really sure on. It could mean so many different things. But since last year I felt so very lost, I really want this year to be focused on figuring out who I am and what I want to do with my life. I want to feel like I’m on a proper path to my future, whatever that’s going to be. 

I’m going to leave that vague, because right now I don’t know where I want to live, what I want to do with my life, who I want to do it with, or how I want to get there. So there are a lot of pieces to figure out. And that’s okay. I don’t have to figure it all out now. But it’ll be a journey to follow this year, and many years going forward.

So that’s my first blog post of 2018. We’ll see how well I can push towards my goals. Hopefully I’ll be keeping you updated here on a regular basis. Or something.