I accomplished none of these. The headline is: one yard short. But didn't John Stuart Mill write that a person's reach should exceed their grasp? That true growth, the joie du vivre, comes from our attempts?
Whatever. Mill was a loser and his quotes are utilitarian at best (ha ha).
Now, I aspire to George Dubya's "soft bigotry of low expectations".
Well, no one needs to read a grocery list of disappointments. Let's accentuate the positive, as they say:
- Surely, there were good times: killer trips to Memphis, Phoenix, Vegas, and home. Celebrations of weddings, birthdays, Thanksgivings, and lives well-lived with my people in StL and PEI. In public, much laughter.
- Some successes through work, and some stunning wins on the tech blog. Two words: James Gosling. My my.
- I ran a mile in 6 minutes! Possibly the purest accomplishment of the year.
- Though the heat stroke at the 1/3 Ironman began a downward spiral for the year, I did finish the damn thing.
- On piano, I practiced every day until an eerie, inexplicable cessation in March -- oh wait, that's a negative :-}
Resolutions to come.... I don't take them super-seriously, but I do like thinking about them. No vague goals (e.g. "exercise more") for me....