Let’s be honest, who is going to miss this year. By all known metrics this has been something of a disaster of a time period. None of those shows that look at past decades are likely to linger on 2016, it is unlikely anyone will ever go “You know what was a good year? 2016”.
So as the final moments slip away like another beloved celebrity it’s time to have a look back at what I wanted to achieve this year and despair as I find out that my to-do list was hacked by the Russians.
- Read a book – FAIL – Still not managed to complete one adult book. Not even a Kindle version. All this tells me is that I need a holiday (something I have not had this year) so I can at least attempt a novella or short story.
- Save money – FAIL – We had a child, and then moved house. Let’s think how much that is going to have impacted on the household finances.
- Eat more vegetables and exercise – FAIL – unless exercise is classed as running after two children. I am introducing more vegetables into my diet but this is by discreet means (it’s mashed up into my food like baby dinners).
- Comment more – FAIL
- Get freshly pressed – FAIL
- Not move this site – KIND OF SUCCESS
- Not redo the site – FAIL
The biggest failure this year has been my complete halt on writing. I could blame children, I could blame moving house, I could blame work. One thing I have learnt this year is that I should only blame myself.
So it is my fault that I have stopped posting, after 18 months of daily posting I just ran out of steam and time and energy. There are plans in place to correct this in 2017. More on this at a later date!
- Survive March – MOSTLY A SUCCESS – I did survive, but not without a few bruises
- Be better at house – FAIL – I gave up on the old one and started again.
2016 in summary
I’m not sure how to feel about this year, it has been a combination of standing still and complete upheaval. It had featured moments of despair and joy, with situation both in and out of my control.
More than anything it has felt like the year I have grown up. And that has meant trying to decide between my real, work, family and digital life. And family won every time. Next year is about getting the balance right again.