Last year, I set myself the goal of writing something every day during 2017. Tonight is the last day of 2017, and I have written 357 entries on this blog. To the best of my knowledge, I only missed out on 8 days worth of writing, and 4 of those were when I was in Poland, so I’m pretty pleased with myself.
My other resolution was to get something published in PC Gamer. Obviously I didn’t do that, but I did get a job at a rival site, so I figure that takes precedent. Largely, I would say that, based on the metrics I set this time last year, this year was broadly a success.
But it was a success for more than just that reason. I got my new job, established myself (mostly) in Bath, built on a lovely new relationship, and have generally had a better year than I thought I was going to. Because, to be quite honest, I thought that 2017 was going to be a disaster. I was moving to Coventry without a plan, in a weird place with my friends, with no job, knowing that I didn’t really want to be there. That’s not how I ended up, of course, but the beginning of this year was still a little bit traumatic, especially when you consider the disaster that was my internship back in January.
I hope I won’t stop writing for myself next year, but will carry on doing it for reviews and other days I deem important to my life, because I’ve enjoyed having something to look back on. For the rest of the year, my ‘resolutions’ are this: I want to move in with Christina, I want to do more creative stuff, and I want to cut back on the animal products I eat. For the most part, those are either vague or a little bit beyond my control, but either way, I’m looking forward to 2018 a lot more than I was 2017.