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2013 Goals

I started today with a goal of reading 86 books, trade paperbacks, and original graphic novels combined. I had definite ideas about what kinds of pop culture I would consume and in what formats. As I finish the day, however, I've changed my mind.

No goals. No rules. I just want to follow where whim takes me in regards to pop culture. I want to be fully engaged with what I consume and I want to write about all of it in a more meaningful way. There's the rule, I guess.

I do have other goals not associated with pop culture, of course...

Thanks to the State Board of Education, I can now take a test and get a permit to teach middle school and high school English (provided I pass the test, of course). I plan to do that early in the year and then try to get a job where I will finally have my own classroom.

I will continue to run but I want to start exercising in different ways - swimming some laps, working out with weights, and the like - while also doing a better job with what I'm putting into my body. I start the year at about 167 pounds; I'd like to be around 160 by the end of the year, as well as being fit and healthy.

I'll turn 42 in a few months and will celebrate my 20th wedding anniversary this summer. I'm closing in on 10 years at the YMCA and will finish my 5th year at Central Elementary. My son will be 16 in August and my brother will turn 40 in May. It's going to be a year of milestones. I'd like to make a few new ones as well.

Happy New Year!

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