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2009 - year of win and also fail

Just went back to check out how I did against last year's resolutions, and it wasn't bad, actually:

Put fifty owls a month into my savings account. WIN! I have saved money this year, and got my savings sorted out. According to various owl charities I can save an owl for as little as £1, and while I have not saved fifty every month (in fact, christmas saw me down by almost 50 owls) I've averaged more than that.

Volunteer to spend time with magic markers. WIN! I spent a day canvassing the opinions of young carers through drawing cartoon portraits of them and putting their pearls into the speech balloons. Bit of a shoo-in though, as I usually do something like that in any given year.

Give some shoes to charity. WIN! Shoes, shirts, skirts, t-shirts. Cups, glasses, bric-a-brac, even books. Bags of toys. This has been a year of taking things back to the charity shop, and I'm not done yet.

Cut down to ten trousers a day. FAIL. Actually, I'm not sure this one would be achievable by anyone bar a professional model or trouser tester.

Go doodling three times a week. WIN! I spent this year doodling daily, on last year's work diary, while waiting for the computers to start up at the beginning of each working day. Good exercise.

Ask my boss for a trivia. FAIL/WIN I've asked my boss for a variety of things this year, and got some of them.

Frankly, next year's resolutions seem somewhat alarming:

In 2009, cleanskies resolves to...
Cut down on my cartooning.
Give up doodling.
Find a new scotomata.
Tell my family about broken toys.
Backup my godzilla regularly.
Connect with my inner death.
Get your own New Year's Resolutions:


I've really outsourced resolution to 43 things, anyway. I'm sure New Year's resolutions will be in as a feature for next year -- doubtless with slightly annoying functionality! Thank-you the site dedicated to self-improvement. Which just classified me as a "tree hugging money managing builder". I don't hug trees. I plant them.

Comments

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stylishbastard
1st Jan, 2009 18:43 (UTC)
Hmm
In 2009, stylishbastard resolves to...
Connect with my inner wit.
Cut down on my dancing.
Go to blackadder every Sunday.
Backup my ostentation regularly.
Put fifty delicious things a month into my savings account.
Give some bailiffs to charity.
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cleanskies
1st Jan, 2009 18:46 (UTC)
Re: Hmm
You're interested in Bailiffs????
stylishbastard
1st Jan, 2009 18:51 (UTC)
Re: Hmm
Yes..it was a BBC fly on the wall documentary series that was possibly quite exploitative but also (to me) very entertaining. Towards the end of each episode I'd be shouting TAKE THE TELLY TOO..THE TELLY..TAKE IT at the screen.
crazycrone
1st Jan, 2009 19:03 (UTC)
Uhhh, Don't Like Mine Much!
In 2009, crazycrone resolves to...
Apply for a new serbia.
Lose ten weird subcultures by March.
Overcome my secret fear of size issues.
Learn to play the travel.
Put fifty curmudgeons a month into my savings account.
Eat more weirdos.
Get your own New Year's Resolutions:



cleanskies
1st Jan, 2009 19:58 (UTC)
Re: Uhhh, Don't Like Mine Much!
Eat more weirdos! Eat them!
jinty
1st Jan, 2009 20:16 (UTC)
yyyerrss.... unless it's some metaphorical something, I wouldn't bother connecting with me inner death myself. Run it again?
cleanskies
2nd Jan, 2009 09:38 (UTC)
it won't run again
They run once only for each user.
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cleanskies
2nd Jan, 2009 10:11 (UTC)
It's been quite good, yes. I find 43 to be a good number, enough you can mostly remember them but still need to check the list. It's also enough that you can have goals that are big, small, difficult, fun, absurd, whatever -- it's nice to have people cheering you on, too
undyingking
2nd Jan, 2009 09:55 (UTC)
Good luck with that(/those) new scotomata, hope it's someone else's rather than your own!
cleanskies
2nd Jan, 2009 10:12 (UTC)
If nothing else, this particular list did remind me to update my interests!
mzdt
2nd Jan, 2009 19:16 (UTC)
Find a better peace.
Keep my pentax clean.
Put fifty defacing adverts a month into my savings account.
Overcome my secret fear of old cameras.
Tell my family about sarah records.
Give up walking.

hmmm. Really?
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