Summer 2017 plans

It's been a mixed bag, meeting past summer goals (2015, 2016). Lack of motivation was part of the problem. But I also set too many goals, vague ones at that, and then expected myself to meet all of them. When it was clear that I couldn't possibly do all of them, I stopped caring about any of them.

Things are going to be different this year. Well, probably not. But the way I am approaching my goals is different. What you see here are more like reminders of things I could do. If I don't get around to these things, no big deal -- the main thing is that I remember that I don't need to spend 12-16 hours a day in bed.

And another thing: don't try to do something just for the sake of doing it or finishing it. Like, don't do this again: force yourself to watch every episode of TV show like Dark Skies, even after it is clear that it is a fucking terrible show that is rightly forgotten.

Finally, a lot of these goals are pathetically passive. Read, watch, play. But one of my favorite memories of the summer of 2015 was building my standing desk. I really should find projects that involve creating in some form or another.


Play some of these games:


Read at least five of the following:

Also finish Jack Vance's Cadwal Chronicles (leftover from 2016). (First book was good but not up to Vance's usual standards. Later books are apparently progressively worse, so I can't see ever finishing this series.)

Computery stuff:

Do some of this stuff:

TV and movies and music:



2015 hikes I wanted to do, with numbers referring to 50 Hikes Around Anchorage and 55 Ways to the Wilderness in Southcentral Alaska, respectively: