2017 Goals

Ambitious? Indeed. Life is ever-changing, but at this moment, these are the things I’m excited to make happen in 2017.


  • Read 20 books, roughly alternating between fiction and non-fiction. Chronicle those books on GoodReads.
  • Use the Habit List app to track daily habits.
  • Learn how to use my fancy DSLR camera. Use it to take pictures of family and other things that inspire me.
  • Learn basic Photoshop. Or at the very least, Lightroom!
  • Continue to devour and sift through parenting advice.
  • Bring art back into my life, either by creating art myself or supporting artists I love. At least once a week, visit a museum, go to a concert or performance, take a dance class, make or create something.

Self Reflection

  • Create weekly “sprint” goals and check in with those goals every Sunday.
  • Reflect on the last day of every month on my progress toward these 2017 goals. Rewrite or add goals as necessary. Plan the work. Work the plan.


  • Learn more about the basic principles of interior design and use them to create spaces we love in our new home.
  • Travel somewhere ambitious. Europe, perhaps.
  • Take at least two cooking classes.
  • Cook at least one new recipe every week.
  • Learn to do something moderately interesting with my hair.
  • Rid my closet of old styles that no longer suit me and replace them with both timeless and of-the-moment pieces I love.
  • Throw weekly dinner parties.


  • This is the year! Create and manufacture an MVP by March. Set up website. Sell product. Gain a following. Sell more product.

Many Thing Megan

  • Write at least one blog per week for Many Things Megan. Alternating between parenting-focused and something else-focused.
  • Share articles on other websites, like Scary Mommy, Pregnant Chicken, and other sites with a sense of humor. Get at least three articles published externally in 2017.

Health & Fitness

  • Prioritize self-care. Spend at least 30 minutes on myself each day, doing yoga, getting acupuncture or a massage, going for a run, climbing, whatever… as long as it’s for me.
  • Continue to eat fresh, organic, healthy foods. Work hard to find farms and butchers that produce meat ethically. Buy from them as exclusively as possible. (Side note: Get a chest freezer!)
  • Climb at least one 5.12a by yearend! Climb 5.11c’s and V5’s consistently.
  • Climb outside at least once.
  • Remaster the seated straddle press to handstand.
  • Learn crow to handstand.
  • Even out and strengthen my left side.

Community & Giving Back

  • Find a San Francisco organization worth joining and join it. Help make it better.

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