Well we’ve completed another trip around the sun, and I always like to look back at the prior year to see how I did on my resolutions. Kinda half and half this year, so let’s see how I fared:
Enjoy my family – On this one I think I did very well. I made it a point to schedule work trips around recitals and gymnastics meets, and made it a point to say yes more often when I get asked “Do you want to play?” Could I still be better? Sure, but for the most part I didn’t let work consume me, and was able to let my family know they were important.
Maintain my weight and Exercise SOME – Nope. Not even close. I’ve gained back about 15-20 pounds since last year at this time and I’m not happy about it. I just need to get my head back in the right place. I’m sure this will be something for 2014.
Play more Games – I absolutely excelled on this one. I completed both Startcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and Bioshock: Infinite. I got sucked into the addiction that is Minecraft with my daughters and spent many an afternoon or evening building and mining with my girls. We also played a lot of Settlers of Catan, and Ticket 2 Ride on the board game front. Santa brought Risk: Plants vs Zombies edition, Tsuro, and Zombie Dice for Christmas. My parents also bought us Sour Apples to Apples. I’ve got Plants vs. Zombies 2 and the next Walking Dead series queued up on the iPad. So I feel I can once again call myself a gamer.
Learn some stuff – Once again, not really close. I try to tell myself I’m too busy, but unfortunately the times I could be learning I tend to plop down in front of mindless TV. I know I’ll do better in the coming year. I just signed a two year contract at work with lynda.com. I’ll make sure to take advantage of that.
Update my personal websites – I actually completed this as well. I tried a couple new themes here on the blog, and have come up with one I like. In addition I took roling.com and set it up to point to all of the places I spend time online. I figure I’m putting content in a lot of places, so I should make those places easy to find. They might evolve more in the coming year, but I’m happy I finally got around to completing the updates as my places were feeling kind of stale.
So like I said, I was about 50/50. I really need to get healthier again, and that’s the one I’m most upset myself for failing on. I’ll definitely turn that around in 2014. Now to think about what else is important to me for the upcoming year…