End date: Saturday, 3 December 2011
next comm update: at some point.
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined.
Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).
Get a job.[23-6-11]
- Sort out a solid plan for my future education and career (possibly: counseling course---->naturopathy).
- Do at least one Open University course.
Organise, declutter and back up music on my computer.[laptop & hdd files started]
- Upload all my music into iTunes. [ABANDONED]
Back up photos.[5-10-11]
- Go through my possessions and give-away/sell anything unwanted. (And once initial clear-out is finished, redo every quarter.)
- Calculate a monthly budget and stick to it for twenty months. (3/20)
Keep on top of my chores: Do my washing at least fortnightly.(71/72) [failed 1.] Keep on top of my chores: Clean my space at least monthly.(29/33) [failed 4.] Get my own place and live alone in itfor at least six months. [28-10-11]
- Pay off my credit card.
- Pay off my overdraft.
- Save £1000.
Find and use an online/computer diary.[completed Friday 13-3-09 -using ReminderFox, switched to google '11] Get a large bean bag.[re-acquired my old one! 1-4-09]
- Keep a spiritual diary, at least once monthly for 13 moons, to coincide with & record the tasks in 'A Witch Alone'. (0/13)
Make a spiritual task to-do list for each month from 'A Witch Alone'.[list compiled 1-6-09.]
- Read/learn about at least five different spiritual paths/religions in detail. (2/5; Heathenism, Elen.)
- Go to Norwich Moot events (or the private 'fake' moot). (20/30)
Do a big ritual as part of a group(4+ people). Learn to drum.[workshop @Leaping Hare con 28-3-09, Elen retreat 18-9-10.]
- Learn the tarot well enough to use it without any help.
Go to the beach once a quarter.(7/10 march-may; june-aug; sept-nov; dec-feb) [failed 3: 12-09/2-10, 3/5-10, 9/11-10] [27-5-09; 1-6-09; 27-9-09; 8-6-10; 7-2-11; 1-4-11, 26-6-11.]
- Take a massage course.
Have a relaxing bath at least once a fortnight.(68/72) [failed 4]
- Carry out daily skin, health, etc, regime for one month.
Go back to using only my mooncup (&/cloth pads).(18/33) [failed 15.] Register with a dentist and see them three times.(3/3) Have a full sexual health screen.[9-6-09]
- Learning to breathe on my own: sleep at home, alone, for a month, at least three times. (0/3)
Learning to breathe on my own: sleep at home, alone, at least one week every month.(24/33) [failed 9] Build a decent wardrobe: Own at least three pairs of jeans.(3/3) Build a decent wardrobe: Own at least five summer dresses.(5/5) [1-11-10] Build a decent wardrobe: Own a tutu.[tutu pants! 3-6-11]
- Post to curvygirls at least twelve times. (2/12)
Post to one_happiness at least once a week [from June 2009].(79/144) [failed 65; up to week136.]
- Learn to make ice-cream!
- Learn at least five new soup recipes that I like. (0/5)
Learn to bake 5 different cakes.(5/5) [dense chocolate cake 24-4-10; 5min choc cake 10-2-11; Nutella cookies 23-2-11; mini pancake muffins 8-3-11, Nutella Brownies 6-11] Learn to bake bread.[olive oil bread! 6-12-09.]
- Learn to cook awesome paella.
- Go vegan for at least a week, twice. (0/2)
- Drink six glasses of water/squash a day, for a week.
- Drink six glasses of water/squash a day, for a month.
Have three picnics.(3/3) [1: chap. gardens w/ Graeme, Matt, C&M 18-4-09. 2: Cromer beach, lammas moot 25-7-09. 3: perseids shower w/ Simon, 12-8-09.] Home-make all food for one week every month.(23/33) [failed 10] Eat at wagamamas.[21-7-11, Newcastle] Eat a deep fried mars bar.[22-7-09.]
- Eat a red velvet cupcake.
- Grow rosemary.
Learn to re-use shopping bags! -successful after four major shopping trips with no new bags taken. (4/4) Make all festive cards from my creative stash.(2/3) [failed 1: '10]
- Create a painting that I want to display.
Own & display at least six pieces of art.(6/6) [Jan2011] Get a new digital cameraand learn to use all of it's functions.
- Complete my dA 100 Themes Challenge. (98/100)
Do Project 365.[started 6-1-11]
- Go to the opera.
- Go to the theatre.
Go to the ballet.[Cleopatra 7-10-11]
- Visit twelve museums. (11/12)
- Completely explore St. Paul's Cathedral, top to bottom.
Go camping, not at a festival.[Elen Retreat 18-9-10.]
- Go back to the Lake District, and walk the Langdale Pikes again.
- Take the train to Scotland.
- Stay overnight in a central London hotel.
- Have a holiday at a centerparc.
- Go horse-riding again.
Watch a film I've not seen before.(189/100) [completed with Inception: 17-7-10.] See a film alone, at the cinema.[time traveller's wife: 11-9-09.] Make a list of all the "classic" disney films.[7-3-09.]
- Watch all the disney films from my list. (31/35)
Watch all of Buffy in order.[7/7 seasons, completed 16-10-10.] Listen to a new band every month.(32/33) [failed 1.]
- Go to Latitude Festival at least once. [failed]
- Read 50 books a year. (2009: 34/50; 2010: 22/50; 2011: 45/50)
- Read all the books on my recommended list. (6/33)
- Read Pratchett's books (/again). (Discworld: 33/36,
Bromeliad3/3, Johnny Maxwell 1/3, Dark Side of the Sun, Strata.) Write minimum of 200 words every month.[challenge changed June 2010] (11/18) [failed 7.]
- Stretch ears to 4mm. (1.6 / 4mm) [ABANDONED]
Decide on and get a new piercing.[eyebrow 21-3-09.] Get my lip pierced.[30-4-09.] Design and get a sleeve/large tattoo.[4-7-11] Get an elaborate henna tattoo.[hand 20-6-10.]
- Get pink bits in my hair.
Learn to roll a perfect, or at least smokable, cigarette. Send at least five postcrossing postcards.(5/5)
- Send birthday cards/messages to friends and family on time. [2009: 10/14; lost track in 2010; 2011: 8/? [failed 1]]
- Write to/see my Nana once a month. (27/33) [failed 6.]
- Write to at least one friend a month. (8/33) [failed 25.]
- Converse with my sister and dad at least fortnightly. (67/103) [failed 1]
Attempt reconciliation with my maternal family at least three times.(3/3) [letter sent: Oct 09; in-person March & Nov10.] Establish a social life: meet up with at least one friend a week.(144/144) Meet up with Daniel at least three times.(3/3) [10-5-09; 2-7-10; 20-8-10.]
- Visit Will in Dublin.
Meet at least one more of my online friends.[Phi! 26-11-10; Matt 7-5-11]
- Go on a talking-fast for charity, for one day.
Do NaNo.(3/3) [word counts: 14k 2009; 13k 2010; 50k! 2011.]
- Find my top three charities. (2/3) [pdsa; rspb]
- Add £1 to savings & £1 to charity for each completed goal. (0/£102) / Donate £10 to charity for every failed goal, and £2 for each partial incompletion. (0/£--)
Disney film list:
Oliver & Company
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Anita Diamant - The Red Tent
Arthur Miller - Misfits / Death of a Salesman
Daniel Defoe - Moll Flaunders
George Elliot - Silias Marner / The Mill on the Floss
Jim Crace - Being Dead
Ian McEwam - Enduring Love
Iris Murdoch - The Bell
Jill Paton-Walsh - Knowledge of Angels
Joanna Bourne - Spymaster's Lady
John Dunne - The Love Sonnets
Lady Mary Wortley-Montague - Letters
Marilyn French -The Women's Room
Nora Roberts -Circle Trilogy (Morrigan's Cross, Dance of the Gods, Valley of Silence)
Penelope Shuttle - The Wise Wound: menstruation & everywoman
Richard Matheson - I Am Legend
Robert Graves - The White Goddess
Robert Jordan -The Wheel of Time (series)
Rupa Bajwa -The Sari Shop
Scott Heim - Mysterious Skin
Stieg Larsson - millenium trilogy
Steven Erikson - gardens of the moon
Sue Monk Kidd - the dance of the dissident daughter
Tamora Pierce - Lionness Series
Thomas Hardy - Mayor of Casterbridge
Thomas Hardy - apples of paradise
Tom Clancy - rainbow six
Matt Mayes & El Torpedo
as cities burn
all the day holiday
dear and the headlights
After Midnight Project
Brandon Paris Band
iTunes-MPR-Alternative Song of the Day
Music I Need:
7 Year Bitch
Mindless Self Indulgence
#62Visit a museum once every three months or twelve museum trips total.
1: National Portrait Gallery 14-3-09 (with trish)
2: Blickling Hall 20-6-09 (with dad&lyn)
3: Maidstone Museum 14-10-10 (with daz)
4: xkcd 26-11-10.
5: Norwich Castle 2-1-11 (with Sonny)
6: West Midlands Safari Park 8-3-11 (with Snoo)
7: Hancock Museum, Newcastle (with Ben A)
8: Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle (with Ben A)
9: Houses of Parliament, London (with Matticus)
10: Art Gallery, Berks (with AJan)
11: Tate Britain, London (with Phi)
#75 Listen to a new band every month.
March: Damh the Bard
April: 7 Year Bitch
August: The Scene Aesthetic, Leaves' Eyes
September: La Roux
November: Owl City, Manchester Orchestra, Pulled Apart by Horses, The Dreaming, Calexico
December: Mims, Phoenix, Santogold
January: Napalm Death, Alien Vampires, The Tragically Hip
February: Arsenists Get All The Girls, Pavement, The Whybirds, Daphne Loves Derby
March: Four Years Stronger, Rusko
April: Jonathon Coulton, Ladytron
May: Fish, Patti Rothberg, Orchid Fixation, Flight of the Conchords
June: Dweezil Zappa, New Forbidden, God Help the Girl
July: Monster Magnet
August: Emile Autumn
September: Priscilla Ahn
October: Oli Arlotto Quartet, Julee Cruise, First Aid Kit
November: Gwar, Bronze Medal
December: Does It Offend You, Yeah?
January: Beady Eye, James Blake, Katy B, Pzychobitch, Jakalope, Cobra Starship, Deerhunter, Rubies, Subkulture, Chiasm, RTPN, Clarity Process, Xykogen, Gypsy & The Cat, Professor Elemental, DeathBoy, London After Midnight, The Orb
February: Sugarland, Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse, Just Jack, Gruff Rhys, Orange Juice, Sugamotor, Norwegian Recycling, The Hitchers, Garmarna, Starlit, The Clockwork Quartet, Ironhand, Green or Blue, Jeremy Messersmith, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Black Cards, The Damned Things, Carina Round, Magneta Lane, Skold vs. KMFDM, Echo & The Bunnymen, Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine, B-Complex, João Gilberto, Eddie Vedder, Bebel Gilberto, The Axis of Awesome, City and Colour
March: The Dodos, Lemon Demon, Clear Vu, Himsa, Bigelf, Little River Band, Ebola, Gorgeous, BrokeNCYDE
April: Putrefy, Pain Penitentiary, Organ Grinder, Reuben, Alizée
May: little eye, Alain Kan, Marie Laforêt, Sneaky Soundsystem, Mostly Autumn, Thea Gilmore,Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers, Saosin, Sleeping at Last, Bon Iver
June: Yann Tiersen, Ellie Goulding, Jimmy Page, Two Door Cinema Club, Lera Lynn, Ettienne de Rocher, Madeline, Justin Allmett, Shovels and Rope, Modern Skirts, The Futura Bold, Hope for Aoldensummer, Monahan
July: CARROLLHOOD, Danzig
August: The Hush Sound, Alonestar, Ed Sheeran
September: Mason Proper, Kings of Convenience, Bent, Krister Linder, The Honey Trees
#94 Establish a social life: meet up with at least one friend a week. [each week runs Monday-Sunday!]
1: Isi/ The Hound 5-3-09.
2: Dave 10-3-09.
3: Ellen 17-3-09.
4: Matt 27-3-09.
5: Shane 1-4-09.
6: Chris F 9-4-09.
7: Jackie 17-4-09.
8: Mikey 21-4-09.
9: Matt 29-4-09.
10: Danny 4-5-09.
11: trish 16-5-09.
12: Danny 23-5-09.
13: Mark 27-5-09.
14: Dave 3-6-09.
15: Matt 10-6-09.
16: Chris C 17-6-09.
17: Sarah 22-6-09.
18: Danny 2-7-09.
19: Squall 9-7-09.
20: Matt 13-7-09.
21: Rachel 19-7-09.
22: Mark 31-7-09.
23: Simon 4-8-09.
24: Rachel 8-8-09.
25: Ellen 14-8-09.
26: Nic & Simon 22-8-09.
27: Tristan 29-8-09.
28: Simon 11-9-09.
29: Heather 18-9-09.
30: Rod 22-9-09.
31: Matt 28-9-09.
32: Claire 6-10-09.
33: Rod & Rue 13-10-09.
34: Matt 20-10-09.
35: Dave 28-10-09.
36: Mark 31-10-09.
37: trish 8-11-09.
38: Davy 18-11-09.
39: Hux 21-11-09.
40: Isi 30-11-09.
41: trish 7-12-09.
42: Adam 12-12-09.
43: Seph 19-12-09.
44: Sarah 26-12-09.
45: Liam 5-1-10.
46: Jev 13-1-10.
47: trish 19-1-10.
48: Bob 26-1-10.
49: Carl 30-1-10.
50: Aaron 12-2-10.
51: Chris C 15-2-10.
52: Davy 21-2-10.
53: Pete 6-3-10.
54: Isi 8-3-10.
55: Squall 14-3-10.
56: Cam 25-3-10.
57: Isi 31-3-10.
58: Chris C 6-4-10.
59: Davy 14-4-10.
60: Cam 21-3-10.
61: Isi 26-4-10.
62: Cam 6-5-10.
63: Davy 14-5-10.
64: Cam 18-5-10.
65: Rocket 23-5-10.
66: Trish 2-6-10.
67: Isi 11-6-10.
68: Dave & Jules 18-5-10.
69: Rachel 22-6-10.
70: Dave 27-6-10.
71: Dan & Beki 3-7-10.
72: Snoo 10-7-10.
73: Davy 17-7-10.
74-78: I did see people, but I'm not going to try to remember who.
79: K 2-9-10
80: trish 10-9-10.
81: Chris C 16-9-10
82: Sam Marks (&Elen girls) 18-9-10
83: Squall & Twizz (on a boat!) 25-9-10
84: K 2-10-10.
85: Trish 12-10-10.
86: Adam 18-10-10.
88: Chris C 11-11-10
89: K 19-11-10.
91: Ellen 27-11-10
92: Chris C 15-12-10
93: Phi 20-12-10
94: Phi 30-12-10
95: Ben 4-1-11.
96: K 10-1-11
97: Ben 19-1-11
98: Aaron 26-1-11
99: Chris C 29-1-11
100: Simon 7-2-11
101: Josh 14-2-11
102: Ben 22-2-11
103: Esther 2-3-11
104: Snoo 6-3-11
105: Simon 18-3-11
106: Aaron 24-3-11
107: Sam 27-3-11
108: Josh 4-4-11
109: Aaron 9-4-11
110: Ben 22-4-11
111: Josh 26-4-11
112: Squall 1-5-11
113: Matticus! 7-5-11
114: Tristan 14-5-11
115: Jules 23-5-11
116: Ellen 3-6-11
117: Daz 6-6-11
118: Davy 16-6-11
119: Tristan 20-6-11
120: Simon 26-6-11
121: Tristan 5-7-11
122: Jules 10-7-11
123: Ben A 22-7-11
124: Tom (Syloso) 26-7-11
125: Simon 1-8-11
126: Chris H 12-8-11
127: Dan & Beki 13-8-11
128: Ben 26-8-11
129: Chris C 30-8-11
130: Aaron 3-9-11
131: I'm sure I saw someone...
132: I'm sure I saw someone...
133: Lisa & Mel & Elen Clan 24-9-11
134: A Jan 7-10-11
135: Chris H 11-10-11
136: Heather 17-10-11