Things I Aim To Do In 2016 Like A Dad

When a year comes to an end, everyone is taking a look back and what they did or didn’t do over the last 12 months. Then, they look ahead, making lists of what they want to do in the future. The changing of the calendar to 2016 is a great time to start fresh. To take stock of life and make some goals for the next 365 days. I have never been one for resolutions, but I do like to have a few goals on the go, even if I don’t express them.

Happy new year one and all.

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But as someone who works in marketing, setting benchmarks is the only way to really measure success and failure. I read a great post from fellow dad blogger, Casey Palmer, where he lists in great detail, his goals for the year. So, I figured I could do the same, but in fewer words.

Random Things I Hope To Accomplish This Year

No judging.


  • Move (DONE)
  • Finish House of Cards
  • Go for an actual checkup at the doctor
  • Catch up on taxes
  • Install a Nest
  • Start listening to records
  • Do what I can to help my boys eat better
  • See my good friend Kevin for more than a day
  • See Adele
  • Walk both by boys to real school
  • Go on a real family vacation
  • Keep the credit/debt down
  • Mount a TV (DONE)
  • Go to the NBA All Star Game
  • See the Raptors win a playoff series
  • Improve my dad brand
  • Continue staying away from pastries (DONE)
  • Lose 15 lbs
  • Go to El Catrin at least three times
  • Smoke a turkey
  • Take boys up CN Tower
  • Get the ol’ snip snip as they say
  • Host dinner parties
  • Read more books (DONE)
  • Push myself to spend my free time doing more than resting
  • More bike riding
  • Use my gift cards
  • See the new Star Wars movie (DONE)
  • Do a better job at telling my wife how awesome she is
  • Stop collecting LCBO bags (DONE)
  • Move all my bills to paperless
  • Fix the dining room chairs (DONE)
  • Set up point systems for eating and allowance (for the kids)
  • Survive when my wife is away for two weeks
  • Switch to a cheaper cable package when the new pick what you want starts
  • Stop putting stuff in my Google Keep that I will never finish (DONE)
  • Build more lego
  • Set up KeyPass
  • Put music on my phone
  • Eat more yogurt

I think that is a decent list for the year. Every now and then I am going to revisit and share what I have checked off the list.

How about you? Want to share anything in the comments that you want to accomplish in 2016? Don’t worry, I won’t hold you to it.


  1. Blame it on the rain

    Don’t forget the requested letter to yourself post!

  2. OMG, I love your list! I feel ashamed for not making one myself. I need to get to work ASAP!
    Your photo made me laugh (in a good way) – what a cool pair of glasses!

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