No 2017 Resolutions

In past years, I've focused heavily on yearly planning and life-goals for new-years eve. I'm finding that this year, I don't feel at all motivated to do that.

I think part of that is that I'm in the middle of a big project right now, and making plans and goals before I finish up that project is jumping the gun. Without completing the project I'm working on, I won't know where I want to go. So when I think about doing life-planning or goal setting, I just think it would be better to spend that time actually working on my project.

This is a bit of an odd feeling for me. I've been so focused on goal-setting for years that it almost doesn't make sense that I wouldn't want to do it. I take this as evidence that I'm doing what I currently want to be doing. Perhaps in past years I've been less satisfied with my life, and now that things are going well for me I feel less of an impulse to change things.

I am worried that this isn't a generally positive change. Creating detailed life-plans seems helpful no matter where you want to be. I'm now a third of the way through this project; shouldn't it make sense that I re-evaluate my strategy and figure out what makes the most sense to do next?

My plan for tomorrow is to re-visit my short term goals, and then set aside some time for long term goal planning near the end of my project.