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Got any goals for Year 2014?

  1. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Can be serious or humorous. I'll start.

    To come up with one permanently viral hub.

    To be graced by HP with a permanent profile score of 100.

    To find yet another permanent income stream.

    Clean up all medical problems.

    Clean up all home repair problems.

    Make the Camaro look spiffy again.

    The seduction of one female Hubber.

    1. DreamerMeg profile image84
      DreamerMegposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Complete my studies. That's enough for one year.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Been there. You are right.

    2. Dale Hyde profile image86
      Dale Hydeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I have pretty much the same goal each year and that is to make it to the next year, alive preferably. smile

      1. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Yes.

      2. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        My other thread seems to have totally disappeared. Followed; thought I already was.

      3. DreamerMeg profile image84
        DreamerMegposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        LOL! Very good!

      4. quicksand profile image83
        quicksandposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        smile

    3. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I'm surprised my last goal didn't illicit more of a response.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfmfiBjw-ks

    4. davidlivermore profile image87
      davidlivermoreposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      No idea how I could write a viral hub.  I have 100 hubs, and I feel like they don't get any attention at all.

      I think I'm just too dull for my own good.

    5. quicksand profile image83
      quicksandposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Start with the last one first! - smile

    6. angryelf profile image84
      angryelfposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      My goals? SEVERAL viral hubs.
      Become filthy rich.
      Save all the homeless and starving animals.
      Survive college.
      Get straight A's.
      and... drumroll please...
      NOT hitting whitetails. LOL
      (because, I barely saw one hiding in a ditch right beside the road tonight, and if it would have been scared, would have totalled my truck!)

      I wish becoming rich was a possibility. Having the world's best mango margarita on a beautiful stretch of Costa Rica's beaches would be FANTASTIC.

      1. Jean Bakula profile image93
        Jean Bakulaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Izzy,
        Well, when your Mom says she wants you to close the curtains, I think you are getting her vote of confidence. It must be awful. Both of my parents died suddenly, which is hard on the nerves, but at least they didn't suffer or change. I was 27 when my Dad just fell to the floor and died one night after dinner, we never even knew he had a heart problem. My Mom just seemed to have a stomach virus, her fever never got as high as 101. She drank and I think she just gave up.

        It seems so hard to watch a parent every minute. Is there a place you can leave her for a few hours a day, where others can care for her? I know how expensive that care can get, my Father in law was a Vet and finally my Sister in law got him a pretty good facility, but it took long and he stayed in a few that cost a fortune before that. Take care of yourself.

        1. IzzyM profile image87
          IzzyMposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I am so sorry to hear about your parents, Jean. How sad! So young too.
          Mum gets one day of day care a week. She's there for 5 hours, and it's the only break I get. She's supposed to get two days but there are more elderly people here in this town with dementia than there are spaces.
          There is a dementia care home right across the road but there is a huge waiting list for places. It will also cost a fortune but Dad left my mother well-provided for, so the money isn't really an issue. It just annoys me that if she had a physical condition she would get free NHS care, but because dementia is a brain condition there is no free care.

          1. Writer Fox profile image78
            Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            So, the UK health services doesn't consider the human brain to be a body part and part of the physical body? That's a lame excuse for not paying for necessary care.  You should start an online protest on behalf of all who are victims of this travesty.

            1. IzzyM profile image87
              IzzyMposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              I wish I had the energy, WF!
              There is 'free personal care' for the elderly in Scotland, but not in England and Wales. I'm in Scotland, but no-one seems to know how it works. They would send someone in to bathe, dress, change her and take her to the toilet etc, but leave between times. How is that supposed to work when routine is out the window and I have to put Mother to bed about six times a night because she keeps getting up and dressed thinking it is morning. Am I supposed to phone them and wait for a carer to arrive? No-one has even offered it. Not surprised, but that kind of help should be available. All they have offered is someone to take mother out for a couple of hours to give me a break, but that service costs $25 an hour. I refused it.

              1. Writer Fox profile image78
                Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                It's so morally wrong to just abandon the responsibility for caring for the elderly. These are people who have contributed to society their entire lives. The people in charge of the system apparently do not realize that they could one day be just like your mother or in the position of having such a parent.  And think of all the people who don't have a daughter like you.  What in the world do they do?

                1. IzzyM profile image87
                  IzzyMposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  A lot of people are being left to just get on with it.
                  The ambulance transport people pick Mother and the other old ladies up to take them to and from day care.
                  Yesterday, there were no ambulance people on duty to do the job. So they sent an ambulance from the nearest main town 50 miles away (how much did that cost them in fuel alone?). The crew they sent did not know the addresses, but  eventually managed to bring in just one old lady. I took mother in by car after they phoned me.
                  Turned out they had tracked down all the patients, but couldn't take any of them because none knew where their house keys were!
                  That's when it struck me that none of them have a live-in carer. How on Earth do they manage, home alone with dementia? It is all so sad, and a growing problem as people are living longer.
                  Day care itself is at the local NHS hospital. They have just two staff, and 20 odd patients twice a week, with many more on the waiting list.

                  When i was nursing 30 odd years ago, hospitals had wards dedicated to geriatric care. People were kept warm, fed and dry but it was a boring existence for the patients as there was no mental stimulation.
                  Over the years, things got a lot better when staff began organising parties, concerts and outings for the old dears.
                  Then the government decided to save money by closing these wards and putting the elderly demented back into the community, else put them in privately-run care homes, emptying their bank accounts and selling their homes to pay for this care.

                  That is the situation we have now, really. People with rented homes and no savings don't have to pay, but those who worked hard all their lives, paying into the NHS from it's conception, get nothing.

  2. WriteAngled profile image90
    WriteAngledposted 3 years ago

    I don't bother with goals, apart from that of continuing to live my life as I want to live it.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      A worthy goal indeed. big_smile

  3. Writer Fox profile image78
    Writer Foxposted 3 years ago

    This is a great Hub about making New Year's Resolutions:
    http://aliciac.hubpages.com/hub/-Making … or-Success

    1. bBerean profile image60
      bBereanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Good hub.  Thank you for the link.

  4. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 3 years ago

    -Become more  serious with writing an e-book
    -promote my art and photography more
    -lose holiday weight(every year) and keep it off
    wink

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      That e-book thing... Would be a whole, new adventure for me. Contemplating adding it to my list. smile

  5. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    It is interesting how the forums here have changed over the years. The Wild West Days do seem to be truly gone.

    1. profile image0
      Ben Blackwellposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      If I understand you correctly, I would say that the Wild West Days never leave, in a general sense.

  6. susi10 profile image94
    susi10posted 3 years ago

    Happy New Year, paradigm! big_smile
    For me:
    - Have 200 hubs by the end of next year (I will have loads of time next year. I will have to write 150 hubs to achieve this. That's about 1 every 3 days)
    - Publish my in-progress Android App on Google Play
    - Get 4 more payouts on HP ( or more)
    - Become semi-fluent in Spanish

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I would so dearly love to make it to 100 hubs. I just don't know. I was at 96; now at 80. Will only publish viral experiments.

      1. susi10 profile image94
        susi10posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Keep writing, paradigm. 100 hubs will be a great milestone for you and I'm sure you could write 20 more hubs. smile

  7. gmwilliams profile image83
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

    Get up to at least 500 hubs or more, I CAN DO IT (have 385 hubs so far)!  Finish revamping old, stale hubs.  Start  working on a book.  Start exercising and getting toned.   Get WORKIN' it!   To do LESS shopping online and in stores.  LOVE TO SHOP!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      385 is totally amazing to me.

      1. profile image0
        Ben Blackwellposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Over ten times what I have, and I already feel somewhat dry.

  8. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 3 years ago

    A viral hub would be nice.
    Carve out more time for writing, not necessarily hubs (although there will be new ones this year!), but writing for writing's sake. It's mental exercise.
    Go to the beaches on a regular basis.  It's ridiculous.  I live 20 minutes away from some of the top beaches.

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/8495804_f248.jpg

    Happy 2014 to everyone here!  Make it your own.  smile

  9. The Stages Of ME profile image78
    The Stages Of MEposted 3 years ago

    Goals:
    To Live Laugh and Love
    To be mindful of others
    To share my heart and be open to the hearts of others
    To Love as I am Loved
    To Listen
    To act on revealed knowledge when I am led to do so
    To hold on to hope always
    To be better wife mother friend always seeking God's plan and always smiling through the storms
    Wishes:
    For all my typos to auto correct
    For my writing skills to improve so I can reach many with my heart
    To continue to be open to points of view
    To have time to read often
    To have time to write when inspired

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      +1

  10. gitachud profile image87
    gitachudposted 3 years ago

    2014 HP Goals:

    1) 1000 Hubs by December
    2) Never talk about BB
    3) At least $100 per month
    4) Alexa Rank of at least 250,000
    5) Average Page Rank of at least 3 on every Hub

  11. janderson99 profile image85
    janderson99posted 3 years ago

    have fun making money

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Agreed.

  12. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    And then there are the yesteryears of chess...

    To resurrect and do again.

    Just one, good, worthy game...

    1. janderson99 profile image85
      janderson99posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I like Go better!

  13. janshares profile image89
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    -Truly embrace the meaning of passive income
    -Go on a real vacation involving a passport
    -"Expand my territory" (1 Chronicles 4:10)
    -Write 20 more hubs (1 to 2 per month)
    -Become more tech savvy as an online writer

    Thanks for this thread, para. Happy New Year!

    1. profile image0
      Ben Blackwellposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      That 1 or 2 hubs a month sounds pretty good.  I think I'll give that a go as well.

      1. Jean Bakula profile image93
        Jean Bakulaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I am usually good at keeping resolutions, but I want to make a dreamboard this year. I think the visual pictures of things I want to do and places I want to go will motivate me more. I want to meditate twice a day, not only once. I need to lose 10 lbs., though I lost 60 about 8 yrs. ago, that's all I gained back. I want to travel to Ireland one day. I want to improve and continue my writing. I need to get more visitors to my blog. I think I can make more money online than I could at a P/T job, that's all I can do with my back problem, and trying for disability is sexist. If I were a fat guy with a big beer belly, and went in saying, "Man, my back is killing me," I'd get it. Because I'm a woman who takes care of herself, they don't believe me.

        My husband is losing his job in the summer, they are closing the company in NJ to bring it all to MN. He's already been there for 2 wks. to teach them, and it was the first time we were apart more than 1 night in the 39 yrs. we've been together. We're scared, we are 58 and it's too early to retire, I have health issues, and he's unsure about it all. He was loyal to them for 39 yrs. and that's how they are treating him. Loyalty doesn't pay. He has a 401k, but that has to last. He has been asked to consult for a few years, but MN isn't all that great, and I don't know what we will do. But we have each other.

        I want to get strong and exercise more. I used to go to water aerobics 2X a week, and I was in great shape then. It's not just for old ladies.
        I wish you all the best, and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year. Visualize it in your minds!

        1. susi10 profile image94
          susi10posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Hi Jean,
          Vision boards are a great way to visualise your goals. I have read The Secret and one of the teachers there made a vision board. He added a picture to that of his dream house. A couple of years later he found the vision board that he made stashed in the cupboard. He looked at it and gasped because he moved house. The new house he was living in was the exact replica of the dreamhouse he always wanted. I suppose it just goes to show that they do work, I use them all the time and many of the things I put on them were manifested in my life.

  14. Moon Daisy profile image85
    Moon Daisyposted 3 years ago

    Hmm, lots!

    To finish all the stuff that we keep starting around the house, and then just leaving.

    Go to bed earlier.

    Take regular exercise (no matter what!)

    Write more.

    Make the most of my time.

    Enjoy life more!

    Happy New Year everyone.  smile

  15. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Can't help it. Have to post it..

    To dream ... the impossible dream ...
    To fight ... the unbeatable foe ...
    To bear ... with unbearable sorrow ...
    To run ... where the brave dare not go ...
    To right ... the unrightable wrong ...
    To love ... pure and chaste from afar ...
    To try ... when your arms are too weary ...
    To reach ... the unreachable star ...

    This is my quest, to follow that star ...
    No matter how hopeless, no matter how far ...
    To fight for the right, without question or pause ...
    To be willing to march into Hell, for a Heavenly cause ...

    And I know if I'll only be true, to this glorious quest,
    That my heart will lie will lie peaceful and calm,
    when I'm laid to my rest ...
    And the world will be better for this:
    That one man, scorned and covered with scars,
    Still strove, with his last ounce of courage,
    To reach ... the unreachable star ...

    1. bBerean profile image60
      bBereanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      ...and you had been doing so well with the therapy...just hours to successfully end the year! 

      Actually, that's a classic.  Thanks Paradigm, and Happy New Year..

      1. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        To dream the impossible dream
        To fight the unbeatable foe
        To bear with unbearable sorrow
        And to run where
        the brave dare not go
        To right the unrightable wrong
        And to love pure and chaste from afar
        To try when your arms are too weary
        To reach the unreachable star
        This is my quest
        To follow that star
        No matter how hopeless
        No matter how far
        To fight for the right
        Without question or pause
        To be willing to march,
        march into hell
        For that heavenly cause
        And I know
        If I'll only be true
        To this glorious quest
        That my heart
        Will lie peaceful and calm
        When I'm laid to my rest
        And the world will be
        better for this
        That one man, scorned
        and covered with scars,
        Still strove with his last
        ounce of courage
        To reach the unreachable,
        the unreachable,
        The unreachable star
        And I'll always dream
        The impossible dream
        Yes, and I'll reach
        The unreachable star

        1. janderson99 profile image85
          janderson99posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          don't fight it you're hopeless - devoid of hope!

  16. Suzanne Day profile image97
    Suzanne Dayposted 3 years ago

    To not have any more serious chmm/ computer failures
    To write 100 hubs
    To eat more nice foods
    To get rid of my day job (just kidding)!

  17. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    .
    Ya know... This is one heck of a list. To come back here and put "{[DONE]}" on any one of them would be something... This is a worthy 2014 list indeed. Will I be back?

  18. profile image0
    Ben Blackwellposted 3 years ago

    Here is a short list by me -

    1) Create plenty of good video game compositions (something I've started doing on Youtube).

    2) Greatly improve with music and the saxophone.

    3) Write a few more good hubs and get the ball rolling with views.

    4) Get at least 200 more likes on my Facebook profile.

    5) Keep up a consistent exercise routine and improve as a result.

    Those are a few of my goals for this year.

  19. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    I don't know what to think of year 2013.

    I don't know what to think of year 2014.

    I don't know what to think. Period.

    Some days optimistic.

    Some days pessimistic.

    One day at a time...

  20. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Well, was up at 4:00 AM. Going to bed. New Year's Eve will have to struggle along without me. Tomorrow is a brand new year.

  21. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 3 years ago

    You Americans are so behind the times! It's almost 4 hours into the New Year here, and I am already looking forward to 2014!
    To those of you who don't know me, my father died in March 2013 and my mother, who was already suffering from dementia, has slid right downhill since then.
    She's at the stage where she doesn't recognise her own home, and for the most part, she doesn't know me.
    Tonight she was complaining bitterly that Izzy wasn't there.
    "What do you want her for?" I asked.
    "The curtains need shutting properly", she replied.
    I'd already shut the curtains, but possibly they needed closing a miniscule amount more.
    "Izzy isn't here", I said "She'll sort it when she comes!"
    That's my 2014! Going to blame everything wrong on that Izzy who is hardly ever there, when she should be!

    1. Writer Fox profile image78
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Izzy, this was just published in the Daily Mail.  You might want to look into it:
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic … onger.html

      1. IzzyM profile image87
        IzzyMposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        My mother is now one of those geriatric patients everyone wants to forget about. She does not yet need fed food and can feed herself. That is what stands her between being a person and being a vegetable.
        She does not drink enough, she does not know when to go to the toilet, nor what to do when she gets there.
        She cannot slice bread,nor butter toast. She cannot make a cup of tea. She cannot undress for bed, nor dress appropriately in the morning.
        She does not recognise her own house, where she has lived for 40 years, not her only daughter.
        She does not remember that she has lost two sons as well as her husband of 60 years. What husband? She was not married.
        For fleeting moments she does remember, and the grief is crushing.
        She doesn't have Alzheimer's, which I believe has something to do with a missing protein in the brain. Instead she has multi-infarct dementia. Every day, she suffers little mini-strokes, and each one takes away more of her.
        I am left with this shell of the woman who was once probably the best cook in the world, and my mammy.
        I am doing the best I can to look after her, as she once looked after me. It's the least I can do, but it is killing me!

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Very sad, Izzy.  It is hard to lose your parents, especially those who are still with you.
      It's hard to say goodbye to Dad. I know. Mine did pretty well until his last few days.
      Mom still had her wits for the four years after, but died unexpectedly after a knee replacement surgery.
      She was always doing unexpected things, but her greatest fear was to have her children look after her in her old age. She and Dad had taken care of elderly parents on both sides.
      We all have different roads to travel.
      It sounds like you are doing what needs to be done for your mom. God bless you, both.

      1. IzzyM profile image87
        IzzyMposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I am so sorry Rochelle sad

        I used to joke with my Mum about how easily I could put her in the neighbouring retirement home. if she showed signs of the dementia which runs though our family.
        That home now only takes people with dementia. I have a death wish now. I want to die of something else, other than dementia.
        Guess that is open door to abuse alcohol and tobacco.
        Death from cancer, heart disease or cirrhosis is preferable. I have that choice.

        1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
          Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Don't be sorry for me. If there is justice in the universe, everything happens in it's proper time.
          My mom had friends who went through the dementia-- and she always used to say, "If that happens to me, just shoot me."  I know she would have preferred a quick exit to a lingering  confusion. She had a wonderful mind and a good life. Even at age 82 , many of her close friends thought she was much younger. Today, New Year's Eve, is the 16th anniversary of her death. I still miss her.
          Your mom is lucky to have your care. I know it must  often be frustrating an exhausting for you, but on some level I think she may realize that you are showing her your love.

  22. vmd7878 profile image61
    vmd7878posted 3 years ago

    I really don't have any goals per say:
    I would like to start making some money with this program that I am in, hopefully it will work soon here for me.
    I know I will be placing more HubPages through out the year.

    Hope your Android App on Google Play goes great for you, let me know when it is done and I will try it out, The best of luck to you.

    Vicki

  23. Bishop55 profile image90
    Bishop55posted 3 years ago

    maintain my weight.  Eat more veggies (which is easy since I love them), brush my cats more often.  Have more sex, find additional income streams, figure out how to get "hub of the day" on HP (since my hubs tend to be a bit dull and boring! lol).  Take up a new hobby, roller skating perhaps.  Meet more new people that are action oriented.  Find a new full time job, recycle more, use coupons for all purchases.  Remodel the bath, bedroom and kitchen in my house.  Visit my parents more.  See my friends more.  etc...etc...etc...

 
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