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
- 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
- Won Camp NaNoWriMo July 2011 – That Don’t Impress Me Much (Fantasy)
- Won NaNoWriMo 2011 – The City of Trees (Science Fiction)
- Donated a custom painted medallion that raised almost $60 for Our Mims Retirement Haven!
- Started sorting the paperwork for the old business into some semblance of order
- Moved bodies out of storage and took inventory of them
- Cleaned and organized art supplies
- Did not give up on the short story, even if it’s driving me nuts
- Painted some new models and touched up some old ones
- Got the new Etsy store and Facebook page ready to rumble
- I setup both a writing and art desk and have more or less kept them clean and in use
- 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!