January 2016 Archives

(Aside: I need to figure out a way to title these that isn’t going to drive me nuts and isn’t a complete ripoff of Allen’s week number scheme. What I’ve got now isn’t it.)

So, let’s see how we did on those goals last week, eh?

  • Be more intentional: I declared OmniFocus bankruptcy and started re-populating based on my current commitments, but it was way more of a struggle to do that than it should have been. Giving myself a ‘D’ on this one this week.

  • Re-develop exercise routine: I did squat here. Solid ‘F’ on the week.

  • Speak at 3 events: I got the news that the talk I submitted to DCBPW was accepted, so that’s good. I intended to submit to a number of new CFPs this week, but didn’t get any further than looking past the open tabs. Another ‘D’.

  • Revive my blog and make at least 2 posts / month: This is the second post so far this month, assuming it’s not totally cheesy to count this as distinct from the previous post (it’s totally cheesy). Rating this one a ‘B’.

  • Learn C# and Swift: I bought a(nother) Swift book and read a few pages in it. Didn’t make any progress on C# to speak of. Giving this one a very generous ‘C’.

  • Fix up landscaping on front and west side of the new house: Not quite the season to start with this work yet. Did spend some time thinking about what the landscaping might end up looking like. Grade: N/A.

  • Build brick path from back door to office door: In a holding pattern, waiting on both the weather and the office renovation work. Grade: N/A.

  • Host one dinner party a month: Zero progress here, for another solid ‘F’.

Not really a great first week with this new system, but this means there’s nowhere to go but up, y/y?

Next update should happen this upcoming Sunday (the 31st); please apply virtual asskickings if that doesn’t happen.

Happy 2016!

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Now that I’m on the other side of my company’s annual summit/retreat/gathering, it’s starting to feel like the new year is really underway. I’ve been spending some time thinking about goals (as one does), and I’ve spent what feels like a huge chunk of the last year (the parts that weren’t filled with cancer and surgery and stuff, anyway) thinking about accountability and how I can do a better job of getting myself to do the things I’d like to do, instead of the stuff that seems to end up filling my days.

So, here we are. I’m going to list out some 2016 goals now (which I totally reserve the right to change, of course), and I’m also announcing my intention to do end-of-week posts (inspired by the series currently running on my friend’s site at mackenab.com.

Please feel free to smack me around if you see me doing stuff that seems like it’s not contributing to one of these goals, or if I start slacking off on the end-of-week roundup posts.

Current 2016 goal list:

  • Be more intentional and deliberate in what I’m doing
  • Re-develop regular exercise routine
  • Speak at 3 events
  • Revive my blog and make at least 2 posts / month (halfway there!)
  • Learn C# and Swift
  • Fix up landscaping on front and west side of the new house
  • Build brick path from back door to office door
  • Host one dinner party a month