Groundhog Day Resolutions 2021

Groundhog Day Resolutions are my ongoing attempt to discover and pursue life goals. 2021 is the 15th year of trying to figure it out.

These pages are updated approximately once every month starting February 2nd and continuing on March 3rd, April 4th, May 5th, etc. The official URL is


Theme for 2021: TRANSITIONS

In year 15 it doesn’t seem like I’m any closer to figuring out how this journey ends, but I have learned a lot about myself. Last year I didn’t do the regular Groundhog Day Resolutions process of detailed tracking of multiple objectives, choosing instead to choose a single area to focus on improving: getting better at software development. I think it was successful! In 2021 I’m continuing to do the software development improvement but am adding a NEW area of focus: transitions.

What do I mean by that? It alludes to being “in-between” my old self and my new self. I had a lot of insights last year that questioned who I thought I was and why I was stuck in those thoughts. I’ll fill out more in the coming months.

Starting Practices

I’m maintaining several “tomes” to collect transition-related thoughts at least once a month. The tomes are both writing prompt and a concise process log. 2021 is starting with the following topics:


Starting Goals for February 2021 

What  is the theme for 2021?

This year’s theme is TRANSITIONS. Last year’s theme was SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT. Transition covers:

  • gender
  • professional, social expression
  • demon taming
  • finding grace and humility

What are the Starting Practices?

  • Maintaining tomes


My (NOT) Groundhog Day Resolutions Posts for 2020

I’m not doing GHDR in 2020, but still posting thoughts related to not doing them.

2021 FEB 02 February Kickoff Theme: Transition
2021 FEB 22 Status Report Adderall-inspired Alternate Thoughts
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