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Goal List Redux

Shall we see how badly I did at achieving my goals this year? Oh, yes, lets.

No video.  Alright, we're starting off with a success. Yay! Seriously, the only video I watched this year was incidental (things I didn't have control over, like visiting someone I didn't know well who had a cooking show on, or being in  a restaurant with TVs mounted on the wall. In those cases all I could do was not look) or justified (because Phantom 25 was live. Live, I tell you! Live!)

Write more. Welllll. Alright. I didn't actually write more as far as word count goes, but I did write something almost daily.  And I'm proud of the things I wrote. I call this a success.

Market more. Success. Maybe not as much of a win as I was hoping for, but I sold more pieces this year than in any other, so still a win.

Learn a language.  I'm not exactly fluent, but I can carry on a conversation, and I understand pretty much anything I read in Spanish. Also, I'm learning to differentiate between accents, which is just cool. So, success.

Exercise more.  Success. Even though most of the year was spent in a town in Alabama where I couldn't really go for a walk for fear of getting hit by crazy drivers (seriously, the worst drivers on earth) I ended up with an hour+ exercise routine that I could do inside. And I did it almost every single day. 

Spend more time with friends and family. Friends, yes. Family, not so much, till the last couple of months. The year in Alabama was good in that I spent it entirely with new people; call it a learning experience, call it growing up, call it whatever, but I was a social butterfly. An odd little social butterfly. More like a social moth.

Write letters. Heh. Fail. I did write emails. And I absolutely had intentions of writing letters to people this past month, just because. Intentions do not success make.

Draw more. I did this! Maybe not as often as someone who actually has a talent for art, but probably more this year than I have since I was a little kid.  I'll have to see if I can scan something and post it, for proof.

Play and write music. Ehhhh. I've played maybe three times this year. And I didn't even touch my violin. Fail.

Learn to cook. Did I cook? Yes. Some. Did I actually learn to do so? No. I did feed my somewhat-extended family for the first time all on my own. It counts for something, but probably not enough. Fail, although I'm happy to blame that on living without  a kitchen for most of 2011.

Take more pictures/fumetti. Mostly fail. I always forget to bring my camera.

Participate in writing contests. ...somewhat success? I don't even know. I did participate in writing challenges, though not as many as I had thought. Wow, this is a lot less black-and-white than it should be.

Read more. Totally, totally a success.

Look into starting a small business. The "look into" qualifier makes this a success. We're getting the information together to start a small publishers, and I've also been working on things for my Etsy, even though they're not actually posted.

Well, look at that. Four fails, ten wins. That is... better than I expected, frankly.  Yay!



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Dec. 31st, 2011 05:44 pm (UTC)
Unexpected Zelda reference!

You had a pretty successful year, sounds like, and even with the "fails," just having any goals at all is a good thing also. ♥
Dec. 31st, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC)
Heh, I'd been planning on the Zelda thing. Although I forgot to even look for the actual picture till just this morning, so I was glad that it existed and could be Googled!

I like having goals. I'm working up my list for 2012, too.
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Dec. 31st, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC)
Ah, well, naturally. *grins*
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