So Long 2011!

Changing of the Guard
Changing of the Guard

Last year I had a blast coming up with 335 (approx) daily new year’s resolutions.

Did I manage to keep them all? Well, no, not even close—but I did end up checking off a lot more of them than I had thought I would.

As tempted as I was to simply repeat the list here and check them off, it occurred to me that I got a lot accomplished that wasn’t on the list.

So time for a new list!

Accomplishments of 2011

Real Life Stuffs

Goodbye (and cat)
Goodbye (and cat)
  • Found a new job within the same company but in a seriously less stressful (and more awesome!) department
  • Walked a 5k with the dogs and Dad
  • Nine year wedding anniversary, woo!
  • Survived a deployment
  • And a hurricane
  • And an earthquake
  • And a dog undergoing surgery
  • And gathered the courage to put my cat to sleep
  • And managed not to gain any weight even with all of the above
  • Got to Buffalo for Thanksgiving!
  • Built a monthly budget using Mint
  • More or less stuck to the budget
  • Built and started using a Treadmill Desk
  • Planned grand small business plans for 2012
  • Didn’t give up on habits just because they didn’t work immediately
  • Completely cleaned and decorated the guest bedroom
  • Emptied and organized the computer room
  • Learned how to use a daily planner

Writing and Model Horse Related

Elmhurst - Thumbnail
Elmhurst Donation

Blog Related

2011 Google Analytics Report
  • Posted something every single day, even if it was just a model horse (and even if I back-dated things)
  • Participated in The Great Blog Noblegarden Egg Hunt
  • Participated-ish in the Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving Event 2011
  • I wrote: 304 Unquiet Bones posts, 229 Custom-Models.com posts, 39 Perish Twice posts, 14 Everyday Dragons posts, 27 View From The Molehill posts, and 30 Martha.net posts
  • I learned how to code in PHP and WordPress-ese
  • I ripped apart the Mystique theme until I liked the way it looked (and am still ripping)

And you know, maybe 2011 wasn’t such a FAIL or a year after all– I can’t wait to see what 2012 brings!

Failure is the New Breakfast

Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012!

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!