At the first of the year I made a goals list for 2012, just like I have so many times in the past. Though this year’s list was bigger than any previous years coming in at twelve, with several others back ups for the list. Plus I have the bonus of a second list, of “22 things” that I could do now (started by Angie Richmond, you should check out her blog and her art). I figured with the year half gone; it is a good time to take a look at those two lists to see just where I am at.
Of the twelve goals, as of now I have only been able to knock one off the list. To complete a rough draft of a new idea, I literally just did that with JuNoWriMo (click here for a sneak peak at that). Of the others on the list, several are actually close to complete. I had a goal of reading eight books, I just finished my fifth a couple weeks back so I should have no problem knocking this one off. I am only fifteen pounds away from my weight goal for the year (even if I don’t reach it, I still consider this a win; in the past year and two months I have lost around 53 pounds). I am positive I will complete several others in the next six months.
There are two things on the list of twelve I can pretty much mark out as ‘fail’. First is “WiP 500”. I kept pace for the first month and half but after that I fell into a writing slump, a slump I did not get out of until June. The other is one I just never got around to doing and that was to go see an Eastern Kentucky Drillers game (arena football).
The 22 things list is a bit different as they are not really goals but a list of things I could be doing now, no excuses.
So the first two things on my list - to Draw/Paint more, and I have been successfully doing this. Really only the one thing completed, and a couple sketches in different levels of completion. But just doing that much is an improvement over how much I’ve done over the past few years.
3/4 – to run the extra mile/exercise more, and I was doing really well with this one up until the heat got to us.
7 – Confess my thoughts/feelings…yes I will admit it has lead to less over thinking... And my have a direct influence on my current happiness. ;)
9 – Take a compliment – I think I am much better t this.
12 – Take more photographs – If you follow me on Facebook you know this one I have been doing a lot of.
13 – Edit! UGH!!! Do I need to say any more about this one? But really I have made some progress on my Steampunk novel since the first of July but not as much as I would like. And it is entirely my own fault. I just can't seem to break through and get into editing at the moment.
15 – Call, talk on the phone – This is another I can count in the yes category, especially the past month.
That is really the only ones I have anything to say about….