2018 is over, so maybe I should go back and look at those goals I wrote at the beginning of the year and see how they went! Introspection!
Goal: One video per month
Hmm nope. But I did stream a lot of games, much more than 12. Most of that was my ongoing Stardew Valley playthrough, which is still in progress. Partial success.
Goal: One non-review per month
Not even close. Excluding video game reviews, WWE PPV reviews, and posts about streaming, I wrote four non-reviews. That’s too far from 12 to call even a partial success. Failed.
Goal: Keep my body weight under 200 lbs.
I’ve hovered around 190lbs all year, so that’s an unqualified success. Success.
Goal: Increase max 5 rep weights
Completely abandoned after I hurt my back. I’m not even going to go back and check. I had some success here, but I’m not counting it. Failed.
Goal: Maintain the ability to run a 33:00 5K
I didn’t test this as often as I would have liked throughout the year, but I kept up this pace for every race and only dipped below on purpose (like doing a negative splits run). I ran 5+ miles today at a sub 10:30 pace. Success.
Being a person
Goal: Play each of these games once
I played half of those games. Partial success.
Goal: Go to a con
I went to two cons. Success.
I’m genuinely a little surprised at how well I’ve done. I’ve been avoiding looking at my goals since March-ish because I thought I had blown all of them and I was wrong. I only completely failed one, and abandoned a second. The rest were either complete or partial success, and I’m quite pleased by that. In 2019, I will set fewer goals, but no less ambitious.