2021 public goals

Every December in my group therapy we review our goals of the current year that ends and define new goals for the next year. These activities didn’t happen last year for I was not living anymore in Brazil (and also due to my lack of organization and will).

2020 wasn’t a very productive year during the second semester. My plans didn’t go as I had thought and I believe that happened due to the lack of a routine in my life.

This year I decided to make things different by writing my goals down and also making them public. I also believe this will make me more aware of my steps.

Goals for 2021:

  1. Write down my projects and researches in this blog.
  2. Be able to have a daily conversation in Japanese until the end of the year.
  3. Have all my photos edited. Have some of them at Shutterstock.
  4. Have Home Assistant fully functional at home with some automations made.
  5. Have a NAS server running with all my data organized.
  6. Learn to write in Arduino and make some diy projects.
  7. Doing physical exercises
  8. Meditate
  9. Reading more books

I also have some private goals (like world peace) that, of course, I won’t make them public.

1. Write down my projects

The first step was to start again this blog. While working at advertising agencies I ‘ve written on Twitter, Facebook and on this blog. I stopped doing that after started working as a public servant.

I also noticed that I’ve been reading, studying and thinking a lot about everything those last months but my writing skills are becoming worse and worse everyday due to the lack of use. Writing will help me keep sharp and also to remember what I’d lived in 2021.

Writing in english is a “sub-goal” of writing my projects. I wish that in the end of this year I could have a better english writing skill.

When and how long: from today until the end of the year
How often: a least once a week
How: writing this blog

2. Be able to have a daily conversation in Japanese

I’ve been living in Japan for the last 10 months and I still can’t have a conversation in Japanese. I understand the subject of the talk, but I can’t comprehend it entirely and I also can’t reply.

When and how long: from today until the end of the year
How often: 3 hours weekly
How: studying grammar books, listening music and reading lyrics, watching TV and anime

3. Have all my photos edited 

I have tons of photos taken but not edited on Lightroom. I want to complete editing them until the end of the year. I also want to submit some of them to Shutterstock.

When and how long: from March until August (for editing), from March until December (for submitting them)
How often: 4 hours a week
How: editing on Lightroom

4. Have Home Assistant working

I already began testing and configuring my Home Assistant. The learning curve is quite long and I’m still at the beginning. My basic setup is almost ready, but I wish I could have it working with no more changes until the middle of the year.

When and how long: from today until July
How often: ASAP on the next weeks and months 
How: studying, editing and implementing devices

5. Have a NAS server running 

We have a lot of files at home due to the photos and videos taken. For some years I’ve been thinking of trying (again) to make a NAS Server using TrueNAS.

When and how long: from today until the end of February 
How often: ASAP 
How: studying, buying and implementing 

6. Learn to write in Arduino

I already began my studies on my starter kit and it’s going well, but I wish I could make some nice and useful projects on Arduino for home automation and IoT stuffs.

When and how long: from February until the end of the year. Deliver 6 projects until the end of the year.
How often: weekly, once al least.
How: creating projects for home automation 

7. Physical exercises

I’m getting old, I’m fat and my body hurts. That’s all I want to say about it.

When and how long: from today until the end of the year
How often: 3 times a week for, at least 45 minutes each
How: Ashtanga Yoga
, walking and Lian Gong Shi Ba Fa

8. Meditate

When I was younger, I practiced Kriya Yoga after reading “Autobiography of a Yogi” and it was a nice experience. After I graduated I never more searched for this practice.

Years later, I started having headaches almost daily and teeth grinding at night. I tried again meditating and I found out that it’s a potent treatment for these new issues.

When and how long: from today until the end of the year
How often: 3 times a week
How: try different type of meditation styles until find one that fit me most

9. Reading books

2020 was a shameful year for my readings. In 2019 I read 15 books. In 2020 I read only 4 books.

Reading I a pleasant moment of my life and I want to return doing it.

When and how long: from today until the end of the year
How often: daily
How: read 24 books this year or 2 books every month