2015 projects progress: november

December already? This passing of time is disturbing.

On with the reckoning: TL;DR version – of 12 projects: 6 achieved; 4 partially achieved; 2 not achieved.

Hey now! That’s a little better.

  • war on sloth
  • – running at least 3x per week / daily exercise – core + glutes (even 5 minutes is better than nothing).
    PARTIALLY ACHIEVED!: Yay! Finally back to this, entering that fun run really made a difference to my motivation level. I think I need short term running goals.

  • war on graffiti
  • – never let the graffiti on the front of ThePalace(OfLove) remain unpainted for more than 24 hours. Always photograph, always report.
    ACHIEVED!: I remain surprised that we are another month tag free. To be fair we didn’t have any agency

  • war on duopolies
  • – minimise shopping at Coles / Woolies and their associated companies.
    – support small, independent businesses
    ACHIEVED!: 341 days! I reviewed my need for printing and decided against it, so not trip to officeworks!

  • war on clutter
  • – get rid of everything we don’t need or want or things we have been holding on to for stupid reasons
    ACHIEVED!: We cleaned the garage! And divested many things. Of course there is much to do. There needs to be a Reckoning with the camping equipment.

  • war on chub
  • – continue with amazingly successful 5:2 diet
    – no booze (except for holidays)
    ACHIEVED!: 5:2 yes yes! No alcohol in November except for the birthday (which totally counts as a holiday).

  • war on unnecessary spending
  • – don’t buy anything that is not absolutely essential – none of this fudging with the definition of essential.
    – take lunch to work at least 4 days per week
    NOT ACHIEVED: As predicted, no spending was exactly the opposite of my November.
    That plan to try taking lunch? Hahahahaha, no.

  • war on the uncreative
  • (apologies for the lame project title, alternative suggestions welcome!)
    – make one thing per month
    – blog at least every second day
    – take at least one photo every day
    PARTIALLY ACHIEVED: I’m pretty sure I kept up the blogging average, but not the photo average. I did make a hat (which seems to have survived blocking!)

  • war on blandness
  • – read good books | watch good films and television (at least once a week)
    – eat good new things (two per month?)
    – listen to one improving podcast per week
    – avoid reading the increasingly dreadful smh.com.au
    PARTIALLY ACHIEVED:
    – New recipes? No
    – Podcast drought.
    – Yes, no smh for ELEVEN whole months.
    – TV – nope.
    – Lots of non-improving reading! So much Miss Silver.

  • war on the shoddy / shonky in ThePalace(OfLove)
  • – have the leaks fixed
    – finish the last bits of the paintering
    – get quotes for balcony sliding door | shutters | conservatory
    REVISED JULY: We have an action plan for the rest of the year. It is quite comprehensive and will be somewhat costly.
    NOT ACHIEVED:
    replace grout on upstairs balcony (hopefully to prevent leaks into Bessie’s room)
    – paint exterior walls on upstairs balcony*
    repair (walls and ceiling) and paint Bessie’s room (though we are leaving the ceiling for a bit, wanting to ensure the leaks are quite fixed)
    install shelves in Bessie’s room
    – paint ceilings on our floor (to cover leak stains)
    have air conditioners serviced replace air-conditioners
    draft-proof front door and door to garage
    – paint leak stains on Giant Wall
    – coat rack for garage
    – paint interior doors
    – line Joe/Frank’s curtains
    – (yikes!)
    Oh dear. Nothing at all on this list was accomplished in November.

  • war on our genX slackerness
  • – get our finances in order
    – get our estate planning in order
    ACHIEVED!: Maintaining the budget despite my unrestrained spending.

  • war on the career (see genX slackerness)
  • – ramp up the professionalism in dress, grooming and manner.
    – just knuckle down and do this advanced manageressing course. FIVE times a week.
    – take this “I am expecting big things from you in the next six months” seriously and action accordingly.
    PARTIALLY ACHIEVED: I’m trucking along.
    Formally withdrew from advanced manageressing – best decision ever!

  • war on poor self-esteem
  • – just stop entirely reading the social media accounts of those who make me feel inadequate (of course, this is not you dear reader)
    ACHIEVED!: Again! No temptation this month – which is REALLY interesting and I suspect very much aligns with my lack of alcohol consumption.

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2 Responses to 2015 projects progress: november

  1. If you do decide to divest yourself of your camping stuff, let me know, as am possibly in the market for some….

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