36 Goals


I’ve inhabited this floating rock for 35 years now. More or less successful. I’ve had the highs I’ve had the lows.

Year 35 has been a wild ride. From my professional life to my personal life and everything in between. I’ve gotten lost more than a couple of times during this 35th rotation but I think I’ve always found my way.

But thinking about my first 35 and looking to the next, I want to be a better human and to be true to who I am. So for this year I am setting 36 Goals for myself as I enter the 36th Rotation around this sun. That’s a lot of goals, but if you know me I’m ambitious and like to set challenges for myself LOL.

So here we go, in no particular order:

36) Study and take the GRE

35) Apply to a PhD or EdD program related to Higher Education

34) Finish one of my manuscripts and submit for publishing

33) Build my savings account to 5 digits

32) Volunteer with 1 LGBTQ organization

31) Volunteer with 1 political campaign

30) Blog at least once a month

29) Expand Facebook Live with Brian

28) Visit a Kappa Sigma chapter once a month

27) Pay off 3 credit cards

26) Call friends more often

25) Visit friends and family more often

24) Play my violin weekly

23) Purchase another guitar and play more frequently

22) Start doing yoga

21) Take Michael on a Mini-Moon again this year

20) Submit 5 or more proposals to professional conferences

19) Improve weekly meal prep

18) Run in the 2020 Crim

17) Read at least one book a month

16) Get my first tattoo

15) Schedule some counseling sessions

14) Talk to my parents

13) Start running

12) Purchase a good camera and begin photographing again

11) Pick up writing music again

10) Invest and support friends’ start up businesses

9) Learn to control my temper better

8) Lunch or coffee once a week with a friend

7) Launch a graphics design side-hustle

6) Learn Korean

5) Plan/go on a road trip

4) Get a promotion or a new position at work

3) Improve my chef skills

2) Start a journal to help with reflecting

1) Learn to be confident in who I am and who I am not and be the best version of me embracing all of me.

So I’ve got my work cut out for me but this 36th rotation will be fabulous!

Until next time

Peace, Love and Pandas!

Published by Brian

I am currently the Assistant Director of Student Life for Registered Student Organizations and Late-Night Programming at Michigan State University. After earning my B.A. from the University of Michigan-Flint, I entered the Student Affairs profession. After a few years in the field, I returned to school and earned my M.A. in Educational Leadership-Higher Education Student Affairs from Eastern Michigan University. In my spare time I blog about my thoughts and musings on current issues in higher education, student affairs, digital worlds, identity development and general life inspirations and observations. I also volunteer a lot for my fraternity and multiple regional and national professional associations.

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