Unachieved 2016 Goals:
I did a lot this year, but I did not do everything I set out to do. Before we jump into the “lookit how great it was!” here are the things at which I fell short:
Get this paper out the door
I have an editor I’m working on with this. But it’s still not out. Fingers crossed on 2017.
Do 2 speaking gigs max — unlimited participatory events
I ended up doing 3, but 2 of those were 7 minutes long. This is still a drastic change from past years.
Read and comment on at least one blog entry/article a week
Reach conversational comfort in Deutsche, Kiswahili, or ASL. Future years for the others.
Yeah, neither of these happened. I still understand how important they are, but they just didn’t stay at the top of the stack.
What I did manage to do was…
Slowed down. For me.
Only travel for (well-paid) work and family/close friends
This year was a year of transitions and movement, but also of stillness and consistency. I did go completely around the world once. I also went to India and Japan, meaning I’m now only missing Antartica from Continent Yhatzee.
That said, I travelled less than I have in years past (~30k less). There was an entire month where I didn’t go anywhere further than a 3 hour drive (!!). This has not happened since 2012.
This gave me a chance to… Continue reading