Goals, Health

2021 Goals

I’ve started this goal post several times over the last few weeks. As early as late October I was making plans for a year that was not 2020. Aside from the obvious society-wide issues, 2020 had a lot of personal highlights. I had my first solo show. I coped with a pandemic. I moved. I got a pair of new…

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2020 Goals in Review

About 365 days ago, I wrote a post about my 2020 goals. I was coming off a hard year of grieving my mom and I wanted to push myself a little more while still give myself space to do any additional healing. I came across an idea for resolutions, and I filled it out like this. I will learn: What…

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How’s the blogging going – 2020 version

For each of the seven years I have been blogging, I have posted a fairly geeky post about my progress and numbers. It’s something I look forward to, and it helps me get an idea of what the next year might look like. Posts and Other Numbers 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Posts 158 124 71 64 112…

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Birding, Goals, Painting

Concluded

Today I finished my NaNoWriMo project with a total of 50,010 hard-earned words. Forgive me a sigh of relief. As a celebratory measure, I drove down to Finley where a friend told me that Short-eared owls were appearing by the dozens. I don’t know about dozens, but spotted five and managed to get one very distant photo. I spent most…

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Birding, Goals

Half. Way.

As I said in my last post, this month I participating in NaNoWriMo. This mean that nearly all of my free time is devoted to hitting my target of 1667 words per day so that at the end of the month, I have a short novel. What I will do with said novel is anyone’s guess, but I will have…

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Goals, Painting

Studio Initiation

With the word “opening” but COVID on the rise, I am very much hunkered down at home. Last week we got word that the work from home orders will extend through August. Yesterday was the summer equinox. We’re just about halfway through 2020. And who could have foreseen what a year it was going to be! I thought it was…

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Goals, Painting, Personal

Chapters

I’ve been thinking a lot about chapters. According to the Mirriam Webster dictionary, chapter has at least three definitions, including this one: period of time that is very different from the period of time before it. The problem is that many times, chapters aren’t easy to define. 2019 was absolutely influenced (read dominated) by the death of my mom in…

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2020 Goals

Heading into 2020, I feel a little daunted. Last year I put my goals in a new format in an attempt to recognize that it would be a tough year for me. I think that gave me the space to grieve Mom’s death (not that that will stop), but it was demonstrably a less effective way of getting things done.…

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How’s the blogging going – 2019 version

For each of the six years I have been blogging, I have posted a fairly geeky post about my progress and numbers. It’s something I look forward to, and it helps me get an idea of what the next year might look like. Posts and Other Numbers 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Posts 158 124 71 64 112 41…

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