Way back at the start of 2012 I blogged my ambitions for the year. As I mentioned then, I don’t find the “New Year’s Resolutions” thing at all helpful, and much prefer to identify where I hope to be in 12 months times.
All of that said, I had more or less forgotten about this list since I wrote it! However, given that I can’t see much opportunity for covering off the ones I haven’t managed in the next 19 days, may as well assess how I did now!
- Go climbing regularly – at least 10 times in 2012 – ✔
Sooo close – 9 times in all. I missed January, June, and August. but that’s still not bad in my books. I’m noticeably better, in terms of stamina and grade.
Last session I did 8 ascents (5, 5+, 5+, 6a, 6a, 6a+, 6a+, 6b), and ran out time before I ran out of puff. I’ve also now navigated three 6bs over the course of the year, which is three more than I’ve ever done before!
[Edit – Sneaky little climb on 29th December has bumped me up to ten!]
- Finish my 365 project (in May) – and probably start year 2 – ✔
Yes indeed. Finished year one with 3 ‘cheats’. Am being much more relaxed about the rules in Year 2, and while my aim is to take a photo every day, I’m not too fussed when I assign a photo from a different day, as long as I took it recently.
It remains a proect I highly recommend to anyone, and while I’m devoting less time to it in year 2, it’s still higely enjoyable. I also created a photobook of my 365, which (I think) looks great.
- Maintain my current weight – ？
More or less. It’s crept up a bit higher than I would ideally choose.
- Deliver Growing Leaders course again. – ✔
Oh yes. Another fantastic group of people, who threw themselves into the material, and who have all grown as a result.
- Go camping – ✘
Not so much. In fact, not at all.
- Go walking – ？
I think I had intended a proper walk when I wrote this, which we haven’t done – but we go for toddles in the woods at least once a week, and the occasional trip to Fountains.
- See my (non nuclear) family – ✔
Twice this year, although in less than entirely happy circumstances.
- Cook an interesting dish – ✔
I’d forgotten all about this, so while I’m sure I have cooked some interesting things this year, I’m not sure what.
Two that I have got evidence for are the little Christmas Cakes I made as graduation gifts for my growing leaders class, and some mince-pie cakes I cooked for the work Christmas Competition.
- Enter a photographic competition – ？
No, although I did have a couple of pictures printed in the local paper.
- Complete the Practical Photography DSLR Skills course, if they run it this year – ✔
Oh yes – and with a certificate to prove it.
- Get my Microsoft Certified Professional Developer – ✔
Yes – just in time for them to change the rules, so I more or less have to start again!!
- Pray and read the bible every day – ？
Moving swiftly on..
- Keep blogging semi-regularly – ✔
Ah, now this isn’t so bad. 31 entries on eutony.net, and one a month on katartismos.net since July.
I’ve also switched eutony.net over to WordPress this year, which I have to say I like a lot.
- Follow God, be a great husband and a great Father – ？
Doing my best!!
So there you have it – 7 definite ticks, 6 maybes, and 1 definite fail.