2015 End of Year Review

In which i decide last year wasn’t that bad.

Aftermath of New Years Eve in Times Square

As the final hours of 2015 tick away it’s a good time to think about what I’ve done this year. I always feel bad about reviews because I am certain I didn’t do enough when in fact I have a list of achievements I forgot about due to the amount I had actually done.

I’ve found this out at work after being complimented on just how much work I had completed in just a few months, I had forgotten most of it because I was too busy to reflect backwards. So with 2015 almost over it’s time to asses how I did against the goals I set myself on January 1st.

Goals from 2014

  • Read a book (FAIL) – Still not managed to finish one book that doesn’t have cartoony images in. This is despite a plan in October to read someting non light emitting 30 minutes before bedtime. I managed to start two more books (on the Byzantine Empire and the history of the house) but still looking to finish A Feast of Crows.
  • Save money (FAIL)– This was going well, and then our car blew up. Although we have not managed to accumulate savings I still feel we are in a better financial position at the end of 2015 then at the beginning.
  • Eat more vegetables and exercise (FAIL) – I have eaten a few vegetarian dishes during the year, but not enough to offset the continued consumption of meat.

Blogging goals

  • Write more (PASS) – Did someone say post every day? Did someone do that? After years of trying I completed the challenge (as long as I manage to do it today). So far there have been over 500 posts this year (including a massive 72 in September).
  • Comment more (FAIL) – I have commented more, but not enough. Doing the writing challenges forced me to be more of a community member but this is my main aim and goal for 2016.
  • Get some awards (PASS) – I have had a few nominations during 2015 (won’t say no to more 😉 ) and plan to write these up at the beginning of 2016…still aiming to be freshly pressed!
  • Not move this site (PASS)– Possibly for the first time ever I never moved between the .com and .org versions of WordPress. Instead I decided to recategorise all my tags and media.

New Goals

  • Move on with my career (PASS)– I’ve made the first steps to progress with my career and although not achieved my main goal feel like I have made some progress professionally.
  • Sort out the garden (PASS) – This is what it looked like when we bought the house:
    Garden before all the work
    The main colour before was beige, this has now all gone.

    This is what it looks like now:PHOTO-Garden with lawn

  • Do something life changing (PASS) – Moved jobs or having a second child? Think that counts

Hope your 2015 was as productive, or at least as interesting.

Author: geekergosum

Ah, so you worked out the riddle. You just needed to use dwarfish and the doors to Geek Ergo Sum opened. Or perhaps you just used Google. Either way you are here, on my little corner of the Internet.

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