Last year, I set ten resolutions for myself. Read them below and see if you spot the same trend that I did as I reflected upon them in the Mission.
- Blog regularly - I semi-accomplished this.
- Become a better task manager - Although I feel like I did accomplish this, there was no tool that I used or structure to the task management. I simply got better at how to use my time.
- Stop being an anti-social freak - Definitely accomplished this one, eight months into the year.
- Read more books - Fail.
- Go to more conferences - 2010 was a year of BCNI Philly, ONA 2010 and dozens of meetups.
- Build a WordPress theme from scratch - Not quite. But I have build quite a few child themes since Twenty Ten launched.
- Master PHP and start on Django - Fail.
- Pitch a story using spot.us - Fail. But I will proudly say that I donated to seven Spot.us stories in 2010
- Stay married to my career - I accomplished this, regrettingly. I overkilled and burned myself out.
- Learn how to cook (well) - Fail. Although I cooked more in 2010 than any other year of my life, I still wouldn't say I cook "well."
All of my resolutions last year were about doing more. Blog more, cook more, read more, etc. And that sets the tone of the year I had in 2010. I worked too much. I burned myself out. I took on too many projects and felt continually disappointed in myself for not doing enough.
So this year I'm doing something new: less.
My one resolution for 2011 is to live and be happy, which will manifest though the following guidelines:
- Sleep when I'm tired.
- Eat when I'm hungry.
- Don't over-plan
- Don't think about money
- Give more hugs
- Go with my gut
- Live in the moment
- Don't worry about what others think
- Surround myself with people who make me smile
Here's to a simple 2011.