2016 goals.

This is going to be one of those blog posts where the author lists their resolutions for the new year.  It’s boring and old, I know, but I like putting resolutions down “on paper” so to speak.  It makes them feel official, and if they go unfulfilled there’s evidence of a failed attempt.  It puts the pressure on me to stick to my convictions and gives me the impression that I’ll be letting people down if I flake on them.  Realistically, no one cares about these but me, but here we go:

– Continue working out and get in better shape. I’ve been exercising and eating better since August.  I’ve lost flab and gained definition.  In the new year, I want to push myself to do harder exercises so I can inherit the legacy of my Buff Dad.  If you want to see my progress (mostly shirtless photos of my dad-bod), check out my Instagram account.

– Take photographs again. My last attempt at a photoshoot was a disorganized mess, and shortly thereafter some discouraging things were said to me about my photography and myself as an amateur photographer.  My confidence was shattered and I seriously considered selling my trusty old camera.  In the new year, I’m going to get back behind the camera and rebuild my confidence.

– Stargaze. Last year my amateur astronomy/stargazing was all but nonexistent.  Between the stress of buying a house and taking care of a new baby, my priorities were sufficiently grounded.  Now that I’ve got a better handle on being a homeowner and a father, it’s time to look skyward again.

– Be happy. I had a lot to be happy about in 2015, but the year ended with me as an emotional wreck battling an extended bout of depression.  In the new year, I will be happy because I will choose to be happy.  It really can be as simple as that.  At least I think so.  Let’s give it a try and see what happens when the self-hate demons come to visit me again.

About Michael

Michael Terracciano loves comic books, superheroes, outer space, and telling stories. His friends call him "Mookie." He spent the last ten years as the author and artist of the fantasy webcomic, "Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire." He enjoys spending time with his wife and their three cats. His favorite planet is Jupiter because it's awesome. He wants having superpowers to be fun again, and for this to be a universe you want to escape to, not from. He hopes you enjoy reading Star Power.