Well about a year ago this time I had a very deep and moving spiritual experience. It was the second one of my life (about 9 years apart) and it changed the course of my life forever I'm sure. As a result I pretty much made it a goal to go as far spiritually as I can in this lifetime. I was making very quick progress but the other parts of my life were no where near keeping up. I want to experience life too and of course that will help me grow spiritually. I realized the only two things I felt I needed to be happy an intimate relationship with a well matched for me woman, and financial security. Not to be a millionaire but just not to have to worry. So my goals for the coming year and for life are that it kind of goes like this, in the order of priority with each lower tier being things that I think will help with the one above.
advance spiritually > start relationship, acquire financial stability > whatever will help advance those
Over the past year I dropped a 15 year drug habit (anything I could get my hands on) and most of my previous friends (with a couple exceptions.) I planned to get the relationship and the job this last year. Instead I spent most of the year recovering mentally and physically from all the crap I'd put my body through for the second half of my lifetime. So now over the next year I would really like these two goals: A relationship, dating around to find a good match and making friends. I feel really ready to do both of these. I've had some issues in these areas in the past but I'm starting to feel really good, confident, and really ready to do the things I would never do in the past to make it work. Financially I think it could be a longer road. So my goal there is to get educated financially really look into my options and be able to make an educated decision about how to best proceed, whether it be education trying to start some kind of web business, saving and then investing money or some combination of the above. I actually got a technical certification and a job in that field this year, and although I learned some important lessons, it undeniably just wasn't a good match for me and now I am unemployed. I am going to take the rush out a little bit and make a more educated decision this time.
Wish me luck.
edited for leaving out half a sentence with an important detail in the second paragraph.