At the beginning of this year I made a list of things I wanted to accomplish instead a New Year's resolution. Wanna see? Check here. If you don't care to, it went a little something like this: self-deprication, my dog, a list. I am nothing if not consistent.
I thought I'd repost the list itself and include an update on my progress. The italicized lines are last year's list.
1. Complete my BAR application. No real choice here, but I've been putting it off.
Um, applied, accepted, studied for, taken, and passed. Hazaa! It would be even better if I could say that I was rewarded with a job, but all things in time, right?
2. Make bread from scratch.
This was a bit ambitious for someone without a stand mixer. I know it probably could be done, but I haven't really found that kind of commitment yet. I did make banana bread, though, and that has bread in the name, so it's legit.
No, it is.
3. But seriously, teach Max some commands.
Ok. Well, this is somewhat subjective. I taught him to "park it" for treats and to get his food, but we don't have "come," "stop barking," or "quit staring at my cereal" mastered yet.
4. Keep my car clean (after I clean it).
Done! Granted, I've probably clocked the least miles per year in my life, but still, Gertrude is neat as a pin. My mom will be so proud.
5. Write in my journal more (this isn't it, don't worry).
Yes and no. I did write a few times, but I only ever felt compelled to do it when I was really irritated. With my morbid imagination and overblown sense of self-importance I got worried that if I died tragically one of my loved ones would stumble upon it and think, I always knew she was a petty little bitch. Such language!
6. Take more pictures.
Absolutely not. I've taken less. In fact, Craig, if you're reading this, where is the camera? Now I just take nonsense pictures on my iphone to entertain myself in waiting rooms.
7. Print out our wedding photos.
No, but considering I am still unemployed since making this list, this fell dramatically in my list of priorities. Besides, I'll just friend my grandchildren on Facebook one day and make them look at pictures of granny's bouquet on their futuristic mind computers.
8. Take better care of myself. I have specifics under this category, but I won't bore you. Why stop now, you say? Not nice.
Meh. Not so much. I do like how general I was with this one, though. Call me a psychic, but it looks like I knew that I wasn't going to be hitting the gym regularly. I have tried to be more forgiving of myself this year, which is good. It's not helping my waistline, but I'll keep trying.
9. Get a job.
Ha ha haha. This will happen. I know it will. I never dreamed I would still be waiting around after passing the bar, but I've still got high hopes.
10. This last goal I'll keep to myself. I'll update if and when I accomplish it.
Not terribly shocking, but I have no idea what I was talking about. Since I'm only averaging about a fifty percent completion rate, I'm gonna go ahead and say that I accomplished this one. It was a run away success and I was the envy of all who tried to accomplish it. Well done, LB!
I'm letting next year's list marinate and I hope to complete some of these before then!
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