★ Reviewing my resolutions for 2011

I’ve been doing some cleanup work on my website this morning and came across this old post, Resolutions for 2011 and figured I should do a quick follow up to see how I did.

  1. Spend more quality time with my family – I definitely did this (+1 point)
  2. Get fitter – I sort of managed this (+1 point)
  3. Lose around 15-20 kg – I lost about 10kg, but then put on 5kg (1/2 a point)
  4. Drink less coffee – I think I actually ended up drinking more coffee (-1 point)
  5. Drink more water – Yep (+1 point)
  6. Drink less alcohol – Again I think I drank as much, or possibly more (-1 point)
  7. Get my golf handicap under 15 – Came close with this one, I got it down to 18 from about 26 (1/2 point)
  8. Travel more, both overseas and domestically – My frequent flyer account will confirm that I did a heck of a lot more travel (+1 point)
  9. Start a regular podcast – Total fail, don’t even recall what my motivation to even think about this was (no points)
  10. Take and print more photos – Definitely took more photos, pretty much printed off 10-15 all year (1/2 point)

For those keeping score at home, that’s 3 1/2 points out of a possible 10 taking into account the minus points for particularly bad conduct. Ouch!

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My name is Mathew Packer, I live on the east coast of Australia in Newcastle with my wife Cath, my son Travis, and our dog Cherry Bomb.