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Jan 2020

New Year's Checklist 2020


It's a new year! I don't have any clever jokes or deep wisdom or long, introspective essays to share at this time (I have those the rest of the year though!). Instead, here's a checklist for the new year. In no particular order: Greet your loved ones and friends and anyone else you hold dear. Maybe even those you disagree with Ponder why peopleĀ give so much significance to the transition between an arbitrarily-chosen pair of 24 hour periods Take stock and reflect on the past year Think about what you'd like to learn this year or how you want to improve Count your blessings for the past year and be grateful Change your passwords Buy a new toothbrush SetĀ a target of how many books you'll readĀ in 2020 Choose the first book to read Throw away a few things you no longer need Make a list of where you will travel toĀ in 2020 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 2020 ChooseĀ something from the past year that you're going to stop watching or doing Eat your favorite food.

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Jan 2019

New Year's Checklist 2019


Most of these are carried over from the 2017 checklist. Maybe an annual thing, eh? In no particular order: Greet your loved ones and friends and anyone else you hold dear. Maybe even those you disagree with Ponder why peopleĀ give so much significance to the transition between an arbitrarily-chosen pair of 24 hour periods Take stock and reflect on the past year Think about what you'd like to learn this year or how you want to improve Count your blessings for the past year and be grateful Change your passwords Buy a new toothbrush Make a New Year's jokeĀ (“If you must use fireworks of any kind tonight, at least try to limit your injuries to the left leg only.

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Jan 2017

New Year's Checklist


In no particular order: Greet your loved ones and friends and anyone else you hold dear. Maybe even those you disagree with Ponder why peopleĀ give so much significance to the transition between an arbitrarily-chosen pair of 24 hour periods Take stock and reflect on the past year Think about what you'd like to learn this year or how you want to improve Count your blessings for the past year and be grateful Change your passwords Buy a new toothbrush Make a New Year's jokeĀ (“My New Year's Resolution is 1440Ɨ900!

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