Just Over a Week Left in the Year - Where Am I with the #20Resolutions?
Hi all, if you have seen my past articles this year, you will know that I have been working a project called "20 Resolutions" or "20 by 2020". I have posted from time to time on my progress (the last time was in September, when I had closed out a third category (I have also been DQ'd from one, which was to walk 20 miles per week until 2020. I had to have knee surgery in July, so there went that).
So, did I stick with it? Did I complete other categories? Did I complete the whole thing?
The answers are yes, yes, and heck no. But I'm very happy with what I did. Here are the current standings:
1. I have read 16 books
2. I have lost 2 pounds
3. I have culled 16 items from my wardrobe and donated them to charity
4. I have completed 14 pages in my sketchbook
5. I completed Level 20 in Spanish on Duolingo - DONE
6. I completed Level 20 in French on Duolingo - DONE
7. I have completed 2 art projects
8. I have written 9 blog posts
9. I have knitted 20 hats and scarves (pictured) and donated them to the homeless - DONE
10. I wrote 20 letters to loved ones - DONE
11. I have written 19 web articles, including this one
12. I listed three new items in my Etsy shop
13. I made 0 eBay listings!
14. I made well over 20 charitable contributions - DONE
15. I got 8 things out of my garage
16. I was unable to walk 20 miles a week - DQ
17. I made 20 new friends - DONE
18 - I visited 20 new places - DONE
19. I have written 4 new poems
20. I have taken 8 beautiful photos
So, I have completed 7 categories and am close to completing a few more (hey, I have a week and a half). I also learned what was very easy to do and what was surprisingly hard to do: I would not have predicted some of these outcomes when I started back in March.
As for the categories that are not completed, I am considering giving myself a three-month bonus period, since I didn't start on this until three months into the year. Not sure if that's really the problem, though, as when I started, I would only have had to do 2-3 of each thing per month to finish the 20 (on the other hand that's 2-3 things times 20, or 40-60 things per month!)
What do you think, should I see what more I can do in an extra three months?
Image Credit » My own photo