Sushi might have accomplished things: Looking back on 2015

Longtime readers may remember my post around this time last year on what I wanted to accomplish in 2015. Now that 2015 is almost over, now seems like a good time to look back and reflect on what I’ve done.

Update this blog at least once a week. I was really good at updating for awhile, but like every year there were times I fell off the wagon. I wrote in here less often this year than last year, but I didn’t totally forget about this site. Good enough, I guess.

Read 60 books. I’m on track to triple this goal by the end of the year. Very check.

Get a (better) job. Check! I’m still doing freelance writing/marketing/other content curating stuff, but now I have projects that actually pay the bills. Hooray!

Get moving. I started running and did 5k events in April, June, August, and October, as well as a 10k on Saturday. I didn’t really run in November because of NaNo, so I need to get back into that. Still, this is a win.

Edit at least one novel. I didn’t even start this. Oops. Moving to 2016.

Write more code. Kind of? I didn’t write as much code as I would have liked, but at least this year wasn’t a total fail there.

Attend Night of Writing Dangerously again. My bank account said no, and I was super bummed because of all the people I hadn’t met there before. Next year for sure, though! I’m already making plans.

Plan something awesome for Wikiwrimo’s 5th birthday in June. I almost completely forgot about this. Oops.

Write at least 100k for NaNoWriMo 2015. Very check. I managed 300k and a new personal NaNo high while working full-time and with very few days off. Check, check, check.

What’s up for 2016? I’m still figuring out some of the goals and settling on some big ones since 2016 marks my last full year in my 20s. Stay tuned.


Sushi must accomplish things: 2015 goals

It’s that time of year again: the times where every blog features articles like “X trends to watch out for in 2015” and “Y ways to evaluate your 2014 results”. I was going to evaluate my 2014 goals until looking through my archives for a 2014 goals post… and there was none. Oops.

But I do have some things to work on in 2015. Here are a few of those things.

Update this blog at least once a week. Sometimes I get really really good at writing in here regularly, and then there are those times I drop off the planet for awhile.

Read 60 books. “But Sushi, you’ve read over 100 books in 2014, and the year’s not over yet.” I know, but I also have no idea what my 2015 schedule will look like. Sixty should still be doable even if I suddenly have a lot less time. And who knows, I might accidentally read 120 books.

Get a (better) job. Which reminds me, if you know anyone who needs a content/user support/marketing/geek of many trades in Atlanta (or remote), send them my way!

Get moving. Most of my hobbies involve me sitting on my butt. And yes, I’ve tried walking while writing, but it wasn’t very productive. So it’s time to get moving. I live near multiple multiuse trails, so let’s set a goal of getting out there and walking at least once a week. It’s not much, but it’s something.

Edit at least one novel. This will probably be The Shuttershock Worlds, which I rewrote during NaNo 2014.

Write more code. Build a thing to share or that other people can use.

Attend Night of Writing Dangerously again. It’ll be my fourth one if I manage it! The subgoal here is to win a word sprint there again, but that depends on too many external factors, like who else is there.

Plan something awesome for Wikiwrimo’s 5th birthday in June. I’m not sure what yet, but there will be a thing.

Write at least 100k for NaNoWriMo 2015. Exact goal is to be determined, but I don’t want to break my six-digit streak, which should still be doable even if I get a lot busier.

Most of these things are on my goal list every year, which means I’m not doing much to work toward them or that I want to work on these things every year. I’m not sure which. To 2015! Or better yet, can we fast forward straight to spring? I would love that.