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Goals For 2024

Goals for 2024

Just like every year, I am here with my list of goals 🙂 For reference, here are my goals for 2014, 2015, 2019, 2020, 2021 , 2022 and 2023 (looks like I forgot to blog about my goals for some years).

As last year, I used the method that I developed for planning, which I teach in a course on reflecting on the past year and planning for the next year.

Here are my main goals for 2024:

Work goals

  • Writing: Submit 6 journal papers (I outlined the topics for these)
  • Research: spend 5 weeks in Delft, analyze experiments, deliver phase 2 of fire project, progress on 3 work packages of EU project.
  • Teaching: redesign MSc course around flipped classroom, supervise 2 BSc students, graduate 2 MSc students, graduate 2 PhD students
  • Service: get the journal ACI Avances into Scielo, work on committee documents, role as IABSE SEI vice-president, tasks with IABMAS, attend 6 conferences in person
  • Admin: maintain inbox zero
  • Blog: increase podcast downloads, get speaking engagements.


  • Average 8 hours of sleep per night
  • Read 75 books
  • Daily meditation
  • Work out at least 4 times per week
  • Find time for relaxation and rest
  • Organize our new house
  • Take online courses
  • Go hiking once a month
  • Spend 3 weekends outside the city
  • Have a summer holiday as a family

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