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Something I've gotten used to as the New Year rolls in: make a checklist of things to do and things I'm looking forward to for the new year. This one is coming in a bit late due to some business. This is my personal list, but maybe you'll enjoy going through it too. I generally copy stuff over, but the list changes a bit every year. Check out the [new-years-checklist tag] for previous years.

The list, in no particular order:

  • Take stock and reflect on the past year
  • Count your blessings for the past year and be grateful
  • Greet your loved ones and friends and anyone else you hold dear. Maybe even those you disagree with. End some longstanding grudges even
  • Think about what you'd like to learn this year or how you want to improve
  • Change your passwords
  • Buy a new toothbrush
  • Set a target of how many books to read in 2022
  • Choose the first book to read
  • Throw away a few things you no longer need
  • Check out what movies are coming out this year and which ones you want to watch (see below)
  • Audit your financials -- where is your money going, how much do you owe, how much are you earning, where should you invest, etc
  • Pick up your keyboard and shake out all the grime that's gathered there over the past year
  • Make a list of projects you want to do in 2022
  • Choose something from the past year that you're going to stop watching or doing
  • Eat your favorite food. Or ice cream. Ice cream is great
  • Get rid of 2021 calendars
  • Make a list for the new year!
  • Clean up the photos on your phone, tablet and computer
  • Delete all files downloaded 2019 or earlier
  • Follow up on the people who owe you money or things
  • Review your recurring luxury costs (Netflix, etc) and evaluate whether you still really need them
  • Backups!
  • Export your Google, FB, Instagram and Twitter data
  • Wash your hands, keep your distance, avoid going out or meeting people unless absolutely necessary. We are still in a pandemic!
  • Speak truth to power.
  • Be kind.
  • Relax, give yourself room to breathe and grow.
  • Figure out how to help people make better choices in this year's elections.
  • Maybe try to win an Arena Open?

Some stuff I'm looking forward to in 2022.

We are still in a pandemic, so who knows if these release dates hold! For movies, it doesn't even seem likely I'll be able to see them in theaters! I try to keep this list updated throughout the year as release dates get shuffled around.

(I freely admit this part is the more important one for me - it's basically a preview of the upcoming year in entertainment for me!)


Jan 12 Eternals (streaming release)
TBA Spider-Man No Way Home (streaming release)
Feb 11 Death on the Nile (Poirot)
Feb 18 Uncharted
Mar 04 The Batman
Mar 25 Everything Everywhere All at Once
Apr 01 Morbius
Apr 22 The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
May 06 Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness
Jun 10 Jurassic World Dominion Wait, I don't think I even saw the last one lol
Jun 17 Lightyear
Jul 08 Thor Love and Thunder
Jul 29 Black Adam
Sep 30 Mission Impossible 7
Oct 07 Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)
Nov 04 The Flash
Nov 11 Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Dec 16 Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
Dec 16 "Avatar 2"
Dec Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
TBA "Batgirl"

(5 of these were on last year's list!)


The only day-of-release retail purchase I'm looking forward to is the as-yet untitled Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel presumed to come out in Holiday 2022.

Other than that, I hope to at least play/finish the following games this year:

  • Tales of Vesperia (Steam)
  • Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch) (got a copy for Christmas!)
  • Tales of Xillia 2 (PS3)


TBA Ms Marvel
TBA Moon Knight
TBA She-Hulk
TBA Secret Invasion
TBA Invincible S2
TBA The Boys S3

So many TBAs! Also honestly probably forgetting a lot of TV series that also have new seasons coming out this year.

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