What is your New Year's resolution


I think this year is going to be ambitious for me.

  1. Finish my game Thermopylae
  2. Run the 5th annual CS comp
  3. Finish all the map projects I have going on
  4. Finally get the website put together
    5 Knit blankets for all my grandkids for next Christmas


This year I’m going to do my best to float through the year without putting too much pressure on myself. I’m going on an anxiety diet.


I’m going to live and see next year.


1.Stop swearing frequently.
2.Go to the gym more often.
3.Pray that 2017 won’t be as bad as 2016.


Write an entire, finished game (Dominion).
Save up to and then road-trip this Summer.

  1. Get out mandatory psych detainment
  2. Never ever do anything to get me sent back

  1. Get to level 40 on Pokemon GO! (I’m level 37) or 1% of the world players.

  2. Finish my ChoiceScript game in the next six months. I think it’s going well and I’m going to post a WIP when the fourth chapter is finished. I hope my writing will be well received as I think my game is Zombie Exodus quality.

  3. Finish my undergrad degree finally. It’s been hard returning to school as an adult but I believe it will be worth it in the long run.

  4. Go to a non pokemon gym regularly again.

  5. Stop posting so much on Dailykos

  6. Protest Trump and attend at least 10 direct actions.

That’s my main goals for this year.


My New Year’s resolution would be…

  1. A trip out of the country.
  2. Get a new text reader that is compatible with my computer and phone.
  3. Have a kid this year.
  4. Improve my English vocabulary.
  5. Learn to use choicescript without assistance.
  6. Not get annoyed when people repeatedly ask me if I’m blind and I know for a fact that person already asked me ten times.
  7. Train my new guide dog.
  8. Try to avoid procrastination. Hopefully….
  9. Write more stories and games that will entertain my avid readers.
  10. Learn morse code.


Mine would be:

  1. Finish my CS project
  2. Get some nice grades so I can get into college
  3. Get into college
  4. Stop being so damn lazy


I don’t make New Year’s resolutions - I prefer to live live day by day with what I can and have and, in case its a bad one, hope for a better tomorrow.

  2. Shift out. But first…
  3. Find a (new) major.
  4. Get a job.
  5. Go to church more often.
  6. Get my priorities straight
  7. Be more careful in handling money.
  8. Be more responsible, in general.
  9. Finish what I started, whatever it may be.
  10. Stop being such a load and contribute to society
  11. Learn to cook as well as I bake
  12. Learn to drive as well as I do in video games
  13. Get rid of my hair problems
  14. Lose some weight
  15. Actually do at least four of these by the end of the year.

  1. Get “Uncle Irwin’s Bookshop” (or however it ends up being called) finished and published.
  2. Get my contract extended.
  3. Get my student loans paid off.
  4. Upload all my still sort of in progress WiP’s to dashingdon.

  1. Publish Fallen Hero: Rebirth
  2. Finish vol 2. of Breaks
  3. Finally start submitting some short stories again…

  1. Learn how to draw humans
  2. Try to become more social
  3. Keep taking my medication
  4. Basically just try to get my shit together
  5. Not get dead somehow


I’m going to keep a Book of Happiness, filled with good memories, positive things about myself, and things I enjoy. Also things to look forward to.

I am going to try and be more positive. To look on the bright side of things.

I am going to try and find joy in things.

I am going to culture a list of likes. To accept that it’s okay to like things. That I do not need to be critical all the time.

I am going to stop being so negative about myself. I am not a terrible person. I am not the most boring inconsiderate useless person in the world. Ha. See I can’t even write my positive traits here. I will focus on the positive not the negative.

By this time next year I want to:

  1. Have my entire house fully redecorated and/or have moved into a better house.

  2. Have a medication regime that works for me. And work on learning to cope better with my mental health issues.

  3. Join some groups and actually socialise in person with real people.

  4. Get a pet. I think a pet would vastly improve the quality of my life. I’d love a dog. Actually I’d seriously love a Maine Coon cat but I’m too allergic for a cat.


:grinning: I love dogs! [details=:dog:]
I want a dog one day, but I probably can’t get one in 2017. Dogs unconditionally love you and you get to go on walks and socialize with people who also love dogs and walks. You can join a puppy class or dog training class with focuses on socializing you and your dog and cuddling other people’s dogs. There’s even dog parks which can be kind of dangerous, but can be fun. You can even train in rally, agility, dog dancing (best thing second to lure coursing). There are hairless dogs like the Chinese crested, and Xoloitzcuintli (small to large size) if you are not good with long hair or shedding. [/details]

I don’t like to seriously make plans because I’d be devastated if they failed, but…

  1. Win the lottery
  2. ?
  3. Profit

  1. Earn a little bit more money
  2. Spend a lot less money
  3. Give away / burn / box up / throw away a whole bunch of the unnecessary shit that I own
  4. ??? - some sort of big, real-life project for the year, yet to be decided.
  5. Deal with the admin crap that I just let keep dragging on and on


I love these but i never get around to doing them so

  1. At least complete one of these :sweat_smile:
  2. Live goddamnit. Put myself out there and meet people. Variety is the spice of life no?
  3. Get help. Its not embarassing or smth to be ashamed.
  4. All those dancing classes you were embarrassed of signing up for? Do it!


But this time, it’s going to happen.

  1. Finish things I’ve started before I start more things I probably won’t finish.
  2. Interact with humans more even if it is over the interwebs.
  3. Play MMOs more. Get out of my usual comfort zone, the same could be said for the above.
  4. Try to read at least twenty-four books.
  5. Write in my journal more often.

Let’s see how many of these I’ll actually do. :unamused: