Goal Tracking: December Edition

At the beginning of the year I published a post outlining what some of my goals for the year were. In the spirit of being transparent, here is the progress I made on them over the course of December –

  1. 100% self availability over the course of the month.
  2. Volunteered for 0 hours  😦
  3. I definitely procrastinated. In my defense, I was on vacation for most of this month.
  4. Was as honest and open as humanly possible. Maybe even more. To say that this lead to an emotional roller coaster of a month would be an understatement.
  5. Wrote a bit of Rust code.
  6. I read 4 books in December — Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fiction and Illusions (first Neil Gaiman book that I disliked), The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories (I discovered this book via the Goodreads Best Books of 2016 awards. This is an INCREDIBLE book. Each short story left me with a sense of wonder and discovery), The Book Thief (I had high expectations from this book based on what I’d read/heard about it. It was very good, but lacked something (in my opinion) that would have elevated it to that status of a great book. I felt that the ending was a bit cliched), and The Algorithms for Love (another Ken Liu short story that touched my soul).
  7. I read two research papers in December — Three States and a Plan: The A.I. of F.E.A.R, and Kraken: Leveraging Live Traffic Tests to Identify and Resolve Resource Utilization Bottlenecks in Large Scale Web Services.
  8. I wrote 0 posts in December.
  9. I didn’t play guitar at all in December.
  10. (a) (goal achieved)
    (b) (goal achieved)
    (c) (goal achieved)
    (d) (goal achieved)
    (e) (goal achieved)

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