Saturday, December 31, 2011

How'd I do?

This time last year, I set out a series of goals for the year.  It's now time to look and see how I did.

  • Quit smoking (again).  I quit smoking after law school, but started social smoking this year.  That expanded to regular smoking late this year.  I quit again on December 22 and so far, so good.
    • Well, I started smoking again after I wrote this post in January.  But, I quit again in May and I have smoked only 3 cigarettes since then.  I consider this a win.
  • Travel to at least 3 central American countries (in order of preference) - Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador.
  • Watch at least two sun rises and sunsets.  I have had this goal every year and I usually make it.  Sunsets are much easier for me to watch than sun rises.
    • I know that I saw well more than two sunsets.  I know I saw one sunrise while i was in Guatemala.  Pretty sure I saw at least one more, so I will count this one as completed.
  • Get an awesome second posting.  This summer, I will get my bid list and get my assignment for my next post.
    • Frankfurt, Germany - May 2013.  
  • Date more.
    • I definitely dated more in 2011 than I did in 2010.  I had a couple of second and third dates, although nothing went further than that.  I count this as a success.
I am compiling my list of goals for 2012 and should post them soon.


  1. NIce work. I think you've inspired me to set some goals of my own. And posting them publicly is a great idea -- it'll hopefully pressure me into achieving them. =)