It's really easy to be distracted in this game. When I started, I told myself I was just going to focus on one job and push through the story to get back up to at least the start of Stormblood. That's gone out the window entirely. I'm still yet to get to Heavensward content. I'm in the post-ARR stuff, which is always a bit of a mire to get through.
One thing I've started doing that I didn't try out before I began again is Blue Mage. I'm actually enjoying it! It's a very fun minigame. The glamour in the picture is the one I use for it. It's a decent catch-all glamour, I think.
I've been trying to do beast tribe quests daily. I've always really liked the sylphs. For some reason, I enjoy the amal'jaa despite finding the stand-offish culture kind of bleh. I'm focusing on these two first, then I'll do kobolds and sahagin. I never finished the sahagin quests, so I'm looking forward to learning a bit more about them.
The most important part of MMORPGs for me is friends. I love the chance to meet and get to know people that these games represent. I've always thought that FFXIV provides some unique opportunities to socialise in the game because of the 'downtime' content in the game, like crafting, gathering and designing houses/rooms. These are fairly self-paced and give time to break away from button pressing to chat with others. I've met a whole bunch of new people, some of who I've grown really fond of. I'm glad -- if I didn't have people to chat with, I'd just play an offline game!
So, despite not adhering to my original plan and lagging a little in progress, I'm having fun. I think at the end of the day, that's the most important thing in a game. At the very least, I'm content.