projects progress: december

Watchword = ouch

  1. film: one new film per fortnight (REVISED: on the GiantTelevision)
    PARTIALLY ACHIEVED: we watched a ton of new films at the end of the year – though it didn’t really cover the two fortnights period.

  2. foodz: one new recipe per week
    PARTIALLY ACHIEVED: again mostly kept up with the the year of dinners page. A couple of new things (like the carolina bbq, which was superb) – but I don’t think it really covered one-a-week.

  3. da ‘hood: explore the neighbourhood once per month
    ACHIEVED: more occasional strolls!

  4. paint: 6 months to paint the interior of ThePalace(OfLove)
    PROJECT: FAIL. SO MUCH FAIL. Was planning to devote much of the xmas break to painting, but alas the broken face and accompanying dizziness put paid to those plans. This was a complete and utter FAIL for the year.

  5. teev: watch something each week from the ridiculously extensive stash of video media
    NOT ACHIEVED: we added to the extensive stash, but have yet to reduce it (is that thing of complete inability to make decisions).

  6. projects: complete one project from my dabbler email per month finish all of those things I started or abandon them.
    ACHIEVED!: Bessie and I cleared out the fabric stash so all that remains is to make some things. I knitted two hats and two wee mice!

  7. learnin: (a) commence my manageress diploma (+ no dallying re assignments) – updated to include (b) be a better manageress.
    ACHIEVED!: (a) Holy!Goodness! done and done. The whole process was a lot more harrowing than I had anticipated. I’d like this to change for Advanced Manageressing – but if we’re honest, I feel that this is unlikely
    ACHIEVED!: (b) I think I did some pretty decent things before my untimely exit a week early. Also had a difficult performance “where are you going in life?” discussion with a potential minion.

  8. exercise: twice a week. incidental exercise does not count
    PARTIALLY ACHIEVED: Broken face kind of broke this one – all I could do for a while was lay about in not inconsiderable pain.

  9. thing: find my thing (the least SMART of all the projects)
    Really, running has been the standout thing I’ve done in 2013. I just adore it and cannot wait to do more.

  10. sobriety: a dry (at least) January
    NOT ACHIEVED: I imbibed a fair bit in December – festive season and all that.

Overall, I didn’t do too badly with this in 2013. Really KILLED the exercise and the sobriety, which were my favourite projects. The not-drinking in particular was interesting primarily for the reactions it engendered – so many people saw it as a judgement of their drinking and wanted to rationalise it to me, when really I did not care in the least. I discovered I have a good deal of focus and willpower – I need to apply these mad skills to other areas of my life!

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