Uma lista e uma análise sobre as metas conquistadas (sem querer) depois do mestrado e planos futuros.
I used to write end-of-year lists of what goals I met and the ones I would pursue in the following year. It has been a long time I have not written one of those.
After completing master's course from university in 2017, I was completely lost. Since about 2006, when I was in high school in Japan, I decided I wanted to graduate in biological sciences and in a master's programme. I would then go back to Japan visit my friends within 7 or 8 years. Graduation took longer than expected and at one point I even thought I would not make it. Master's course went well, did not take longer than expected but I am not able to go back to Japan for a visit.
For a long time I run after these goals and never thought about what I would do once I had reached them. I would like and enjoy it very much to go back to Japan for a visit but I reckon I need earn some good money first as I am getting older.
Other than a generic goal of getting a job with a signed work card (carteira de trabalho assinada), I have not got big dreams or expectations anymore. You see, I went to Japan when I was young with my own efforts to plan the whole trip, so I feel no need to travel the world anymore. Instead, I learnt to like my country more and I wish to stay close to my family, that is all I want right now.
So while I have not got bigger plans, I wish to write some stuff down as an exercise. Maybe I can have a better idea and bigger goals later on.
Goals reached after Master's graduation (unplanned)
- Installed Arch Linux
- Learned Shell scripting, Bash and Z-Shell
- Put my paws on financial markets
- Learned money management
- Made some good investments
Goals for 2021
- Not get infected with Covid virus
- Catch up with Brazilian environmental law
- Apply for public examinations and get successively better marks
- Become a runner or at least do physical exercise routinely
- Quit smoking tobacco
- Quit drinking beer
- Marijuana only occasionally
- Lose 5-8 kilos
- Enjoy mum and dad more
- Do good money management
- Be more patient and polite with people in general (empathy training)
A quote from Ugly Old Goat video:
I am fast, I work hard, I party hard and I drink hard.
--Ugly Old Goat
That just means I do things with a lot of passion and effort. I ought add that I study hard, too, and that I am trying to give up on bad habits acquired through hardship of personal problems during university.
I wish all my readers a great 2021! Much Health for everyone!