Monday, January 16, 2012

New Year's Resolutions from 2011 Recap

So last year I made some resolutions.  I didn't do a very good job of keeping them. Who does? Now I am going to recap last year's failures and maybe set some new goals for 2012.
2011 Resolution: Meditate more. Result: I actually meditated LESS. They stopped offering classes in Napanee around the end of March. I kept hoping they would come back but when the area got a new resident monk, it threw things around a little with the transition. Now it appears the classes won't be returning any time soon. Which means I just have to get off my butt and go to Kingston or Belleville. And in the meantime, I have to get ON my butt and do it at home! The important thing is that I don't beat myself up about it. That will accomplish even less.
2011 Resolution: Play more bass guitar. Result: I know I picked it up at least once. I think that counts as less. This one will be harder to remedy than the meditation I think, but I need to make more of an effort.
2011 Resolution: Scream more. Result: Another failure. Of course I mean screaming as in, heavy metal screaming type singing. I don't really have an excuse for this one.
2011 Resolution: Swear less. Result: I do believe my use of profanity did in fact decrease. Still have a long way to go though.
2011 Resolution: Drink less alcohol. Result: I think I did pretty good here too. I cut way back and lost almost 25 lbs. My intake started to creep back up in December and into this year but I'll take care of it.
2011 Resolution: Blog more. Result: This one is kind of a wash. I may have blogged less on this blog, but the posts were more substantial and more meaningful. On my heavy metal blog, it was about the same amount. Maybe more near the end of the year as I did my Album of the Year countdown. But it did have more views and some actual recognition. And that was the goal really.
2011 Resolution: Read more/watch less TV. Result: While it was probably the same amount in both cases, the nature of the TV watching changed. We watched more comedies and less dramas. We still watch Hawaii 5-0 and Flashpoint but we haven't watched any CSI shows in ages. We tend not to watch stuff about death and murder anymore. Although, I am a big fan of The Walking Dead. Still need to move that ratio more towards the reading side though.
2011 Resolution: Win the lottery. Result: What do you think?


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