The Year That Will Be

new year

A couple of days before the dawning of the New Year, I was checking out Erin Karpluk’s instagram page (I have been a fan since Being Erica) and it had one of those giant word search puzzles. It stated that the first four words you see will be the four words that define your year.  I tried to reproduce it here on this blog, but I am not technologically gifted enough for that. Skipping over that, I should tell you about the words I found first.  The words I got were power, miracles, gratitude, and creation. I was feeling pretty good about these and felt even better when Erin responded to my comment.


I resolve to be:

  • neater at home and in my personal style
  • hardworking both at my job and in my writing
  • less grumpy towards my family members
  • more decisive about both important and trivial things



I have one trip to Colombia booked, but I would also like to do another cycling trip this year.  Obviously to make this happen, I will need to save more money and find better cheaper ways to fly.  It would be nice if I could do a European trip or another trip to Asia this year.

It would be nice if my girlfriend and I could travel together.  I know that traveling with someone is the ultimate stress test of a relationship, but I have the feeling that we have what it takes to accomplish that.

To be a better traveler, I should also learn to pack smarter. I am sure there are tons of blogs and vlogs to help me learn this.  I just have to make it work for me.


This blog has given me lots of interesting new people to interact with.  I have really enjoyed that even more this year.  I want to keep that going and I want my blog to have more than 1000 followers by the end of the year.

This blog was supposed to be exercise for my creative muscles and my word crafting.Now I’ve got to take it to another level and write short stories for submission and write a book.  I lack neither ideas nor ambition and I should make them work for me.

I wrote t hat I should sleep more.  Getting these posts done a bit earlier in the evening would go a long way towards making that possible.  It might also improve my writing since I won’t be falling asleep at the keyboard.

Be healthier

Every year I write this and only a few times have I really managed it. It isn’t merely weight that needs attention.  I should work on my flexibility and stamina.  I should eat healthier and enjoy what I eat more.  I should also sleep more regularly.


This last year was great for an improvement in my overall mood and ability to deal with things. Now, I want to take that positivity and expand it to other areas of my life.  I want to feel good about the moments as they pass and I don’t want to pass things up.

Ride my bicycle

Last year, I accomplished the goal of consistently riding with the B group. This year, I want to stay in the B group and not fade at the end of the ride.  If I can finish strong, I will know I have done this.  Of course, this means I am going to have to get out more than once a week.  I am going to have to ride more, and ride harder.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
This entry was posted in ambition, blog, blog posts, blogging, blogposts, books, cycling, decluttering, Erin Karpluk, exercise, goals, growing your blog, health, increasing blog traffic, New Year's Resolutions, packing, perfect moment, reading, travel, travel writing, writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to The Year That Will Be

  1. Margie Swain says:

    Great resolutions and goals. I wish you a Happy New Year And may your goals and resolutions be met.

  2. Hunida says:

    These all sound super achievable for you! I know you’ll be able to cross it all off come 2021. 😁

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s