A couple of posts ago I talked about how I am remodeling my master bathroom. I’m still working on that - still in the demolition phase despite working on it for two weeks - so I wanted to show some previous work I’ve done. In the house I lived in before, I remodeled the bathroom, and have been told I did a good job.
Last November, my wife and I joined our local Toastmaster’s club. Toastmaster’s, for those who are unfamiliar, is a public-speaking development group. I’m not sure how good a speaker I am, but I know regardless of how good or bad I am, I want to improve. In fact, one of my new year’s resolutions for 2018 is professional a personal development. So Toastmaster’s just makes sense.
I used to not like making resolutions specifically for the new year. It’s not that I didn’t like setting goals or that I never fulfill them, it’s just I didn’t see the point of only doing them once per year or waiting until an arbitrary time to make them. Instead, I’d set and accomplish various goals throughout the year.
2017 has been a pretty good year. I only met three of my four goals - I didn’t graduate with my master’s, but that’s okay because I definitely will be in 2018. Another goal I had that I didn’t mention in the 2017 goal blog post is to read a more. I didn’t read nearly as much as I used to - I used to read several books a month. This year I only read five books, one of which I started several years ago, two I haven’t finished yet. Despite the low number, it’s been a definite improvement over past years.