I like the end of year opportunity to check in with my previous year’s resolutions, see how I did and set some intentions about how I wanted to move forward. So, this time last year my goals were as follows:
Improve my stamina so that 2 hours of fun stuff (walking, dancing) does not challenge me at all.
Remove the mute button, and be as I am with more people more of the time.
Write songs. Even if I only sing them twice in public, before I go off them, I want to do more of this.
Cause more fun stuff to happen.
Pick up some new skills (maybe craft skills, I don’t know, we’ll see what comes along).
How did I do? I can’t count on being active for two hours, but the likelihood of being able to be more active without taking a pasting has greatly improved, so good enough, and more of that in the future.
I don’t know that I’ve got very far with removing the mute button, although I’ve successfully cut down on the time I spend with people I feel obliged to mute around. So that moves things the right way.
Ceilidh – total fail. That’s not my fault, the local dances keep happening on nights when I’m already doing something else!
Write songs – win. I’ve written a couple of songs I really like this year. I feel more confident in my song writing.
Cause more fun stuff to happen. Win. And also, I’m spending time with people who cause fun stuff to happen so it isn’t all coming from me.
Pick up some new skills – well, I’m learning things about making small films and I went to a couple of writing workshops, so, good enough there. I also learned a fair bit about ecolinguistics.
High quality sloth – not just down time, but really good quality downtime with better sleep, better soul nurturing stuff, more happy stuff, more good. Not being so tired that I can’t have good down time.
More local events. Because travelling to do events is a lot of work and the trains are silly.
Making more time for my creativity, more time for creative collaborations and more time for spaces where I can happily share creative stuff in an un-pressured sort of way.
Being much more guarded about my time, energy and resources and being willing to be more selfish about what I need for me, and more willing to say no to people. Saving my energy so that I get more opportunities to say yes to good things that I actually want.