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03 December 2013 @ 04:06 pm
2013 New Year's Resolutions: December Update  
2013 New Year's Resolutions: December Update

Can you believe that it's already November? I feel so unfinished with my resolutions. A little freaked out, to be honest. Man, I'll have to get my act together in the next two months if I have any hopes of crossing some of these things off!

Eliminate the backlog of “to be posted” blog entries.
Up from 132 to 134.
I won't be finishing this by the end of the year, so I'll have to think of a way to incorporate blogging into my daily routine.  This has been a two part challenge, because not only do I have to find the time to write "backdated" entries of things that I never got around to writing about in the past few years, but I still have to keep on top of current events.  I can usually do one of these things regularly, but not both.
Perhaps I can dedicate myself to doing "Throwback Thursday" entries where every Thursday I focus on writing old entries, churning them out as best I can?  I shall have to think about it.


Eliminate my backlog of books for review.
Holding steady on this one at between 32-36 backlogged.  It's just bad - once I slip behind on book reviews, it's really easy to fall out of the habit of writing them, but if I get into the routine of writing one each day I can usually stay on top and even get ahead on these.  I'm not sure where I'll end the year on these.


Covert my old bedroom at my parents' into a studio.
Done.


Find a “for reals” job.
Internship.


Ha ha, no really. Find a real job.
Meh.  So over job-hunting.  I shall continue the quest through December, but I doubt much will come of it as hiring over the holidays doesn't happen much.


Draw or create something every day. Draw or create something at least weekly.
Yeah...gotta work on this one.


Exercise 60 minutes a week; by the end of year expand this to 210 minutes a week.
Exercise fail.

Cook at least three meals a week.
Although Seanie and I are still eating out way too often, I have been cooking a lot more.  Definitely at least three meals a week.  I'm gonna go ahead and cross this one off.


Travel somewhere new – preferably overseas.
Chicago and Alaska and Utah.
Although it wasn't exactly new, I also visited New York City for the first time in fifteen years, so that was just terribly exciting.


Do one thing completely new.
Oil painting.


Do something else completely new.
Glassblowing.


Do something else completely new.
Living on my own without family or roommates.


Do something else completely new.
I attended my first professional conference when I went to the WMA/UMA Annual Conference in Salt Lake City. Networking is a pain, but I actually enjoyed myself quite a bit.


Do something else completely new.
I drove all the way back to San Jose from St. George in a single day, but really, I've just become much more comfortable with driving long distances. I still can't parallel park for shit, though. Maybe that should have been a resolution.

Do something else completely new.
Don't know what, but surely in December I'll come up with something!