In early 2016, I made a list of SMART goals — Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely.
How did I do?
Fitness: Run three 5Ks – I didn’t run any 5Ks last year, but I did regularly run, and I ran 5 kilometers on a fairly regular basis, culminating in a 10K on October 30th.
Play Bass Guitar – The measurable part of this was a set of specific songs I wanted to learn; I succeeded in this goal pretty well, and feel very confident about my “advanced beginner/intermediate” status as a bass player.
Dancing – My specific was to learn 3 new ballroom dances and how to shuffle. I didn’t get the shuffle down, but I did learn several new ballroom dances.
Visit Dad – I did this, in September.
Finish Mythic Mortals Adventure– At the beginning of the year, I had this as a task. It’s done, and published.
New Birth Control – This goal actually took more time and effort than I expected, but aha! It is done!
Finish Threadbare– I didn’t finish, but it is a lot closer to done!
Make an RPG Gateway for Envoy– I failed this goal.
Learn XML – I don’t even know why this is on the list. I didn’t get this done, either.
Lose 20 lbs. – I lost 10.
These were not the entirety of my goals for the year, nor are they the entirety of my achievements– I also obtained my Certified Scrum Master cert, read a bunch of books, ran a bunch of games, spent time with family, and generally was as awesome of a person as I can be.
I’ll post the 2017 goals shortly!