I wrote the list and then seemingly disappeared. I’d say I was living a full life pursing religious fulfillment and all of that, but I would be lying. The truth is, life happens and the last few months have been … busy to put it lightly. This is one of the reasons I quit trying to do the NaNoWriMo each year. November is a horrible month to try and do something that requires that much daily commitment. This past year December got pretty filled as well.
It’s January though and time for a fresh new year. Plus there aren’t any major holidays for months to come. So first let’s look back at 2013. I met 1 goal in 4 that I had set for myself. The goal I met was writing 12 plus reviews for destroythecyb.org. The ones I didn’t meet include losing 40 pounds, getting the webcast sounding more professional, and vetting 50% of my music library for airability.
First off I gained weight last year to the tune of 15 pounds. That is the wrong direction. I have weight loss under my one year goals on the list and I’m taking steps to get going in that direction.
The webcast didn’t get taken to the the next level because I didn’t plan time for it. I’ve added a lot of music to it, but nowhere near where I wanted to be. Also I want to start scheduling genre specific hours and add bumpers and liners to get it sounding more like a radio station and less like a random playlist. The airability issue is a personal choice. Since the station is internet based it isn’t held to same standards for content that over-the-air broadcasts are. However, I have my own personal code of what I will and will not play and to that end I’m working on keeping the library clean. That is slowing things down initially, but in the long run it is the right thing to do.
So that was 2013. It wasn’t a total waste. I read 16 books last year. I bought a guitar and started to learn it a bit. I celebrated 13 years of marriage with a wonderful, God fearing woman. I shared triumphs and tragedies with an online community of Dreamers and Builders. Most of all I spent more time with friends and family. At the end of the day that means more than any list I could put together.
2014 is starting off with a bang. I’m working on a 30 day Hustle community. My personal hustle is to get the home office decluttered/organized so I have one less distraction to use as an excuse to not do things. I also signed up with Jeff Goins’ 500 words a day challenge. So far I’ve put 2000 words down on a fiction novel in the first four days and this post makes my 500 words for day 5. While it doesn’t beat real life community, I really do enjoy the online communities I’ve been privileged to be able to join. I’m hoping that the energy and hope that colors the first few weeks of a new year carries all of us through the rest of the year.
Happy belated new year everyone.
For those of you from one of the aforementioned online groups here are some other things I contribute to/work on:
Idiosyncratic Transmissions(podcast/webcast/blog about music and pop culture/geek culture)
Destroy the Cyborg(comic book, movie, and music review website)