It's about that time that I come out and see how my planned goals are coming. I hate making excuses for not doing things, and it hurts me to do so. So here's a long list of excuses.
Whether or not anyone has heard, my father passed away from complications with chemotherapy on July 3rd, 2010. Sparing all of the emotional outcry, it's thrown a wrench into my plans and put me out of commission for a week or two. I won't say that I haven't made ANY progress, as a couple goals are in the double digit completion range. Here's the breakdown.
Contribute something good to an Open Source project
Verdict : 0%. Sadly I haven't had any time to work on personal projects / scour github for fun code to do stuff with.
Follow up with at least 1 of the micro-startup idea
Verdict : 15%. I've actually had a few minutes to think about this, so I determined that any decision is a good one. So I started investigating the isdanecookinthismovie.com idea. Haven't gone any further than doing some proof of concept iMDB apps, but the ball IS rolling.
Break the 100 Twitter Followers barrier (real 125)
Verdict : ~75%. At the time of writing, my twitter counter reads 119 followers. I'm surprised at this growth, as I've really been slacking lately in good tweets / anything not involving my father or his funeral. It's amazing how supportive even people I know only on twitter can be. Thanks everyone, and I promise that I'll bring more fun and geeky goodness again soon.
Work on our Wedding & RSVP website
Verdict : 5%. Again, Sadly this has been put on the side recently with all of this commotion going about. I've been thinking about it some and I am aiming to begin having some fun programming this on Tuesday. At LEAST 2 hours. Signed and Verified by me, even entered into my Google Calendar.
Finish 2 Paintings
Verdict : 0%. Just getting back on my feet this week, this one I seem to be having the more difficulty justifying spending extra time on. I hate putting it off, but this month is super crammed. I'm going to revise this goal to be a more reasonable 1 painting. (either half of my huge canvas painting, or a start to finish smaller one).
Finish my Mother’s Website
Verdict : 0%. Considering both my Mother and I have been disposed of for the last week, I don't think that she'll be ready to work on this one in the short term, so I don't expect to start on this one until at least the end of the month.
Lose 15 pounds
Verdict : 5%. I could have worked on this while I was in Parrsboro, but I just couldn't find the energy. So I started last night again, with a regime that is sure to help me out in this department. I haven't lost any more than what could just be day-to-day weight fluctuation so it's not even worth reporting on. (however my new jeans seem to just barely now require a belt)
This is not the outcome I was hoping for, but I did make some effort in a few of these goals. and I've revised a few of them to make them more realistic in the time frame that I have left.