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Here is my annual summary of my "accomplishments" from the past year. Okay, let's start with what I did and did not manage to check off of my to-do list from last year.
1- Do some real activism. Also, write more animal right related posts here.-
I did not, in fact, do any real activism, but I did write a few animal rights related posts. So I guess that's something.
I'm calling this one close enough.
I'm counting my martial arts classes for this one. I think that's as close as I'm likely to get to any social activities.
I have, in fact, been taking two. Plus my capoeira DVD.
I should get bonus points for this one! Since I'm now at ten overhand and ten underhand.
6- I AM going to go back to Farm Sanctuary this year,
Once again, I did not make it to Farm Sanctuary, but I did go back to the Festival of Colors.
7- Learn to act like one of those confident girls. Who know, stand up for myself, stand up for my beliefs, talk to people.
I'm giving myself half a point for this one. I'm definitely better than I used to be, but I still have a long way to go.
8- Learn to make metal jewelry, and hopefully actually sell some.
Not so much, but I'm working on it, okay!?
I have actually read my poems aloud twice now. I sucked at it, but I did it. Also, I may do it again toward the end of January. Maybe.
10- Buy a car. A cool one would be nice but, at this point, I would settle for a piece of shit one.
I did actually submit a short story to a magazine. I still don't know if it will be published but hey, I tried.
Again, I didn't do it well, but I did it.
I have been doing really well with this lately, mostly thanks to the alarm clock my mom bought me. It has a "bed shaker" which works amazingly well.
My email is finally under control.
26-Have sexy pictures taken.
My sister took some really cool ones for me.
27-Get my skin cleared up.
It's not perfect, but it's a hell of a lot better than it used to be. I'm chalking it up to my obsessively healthy diet, also coconut oil.
Some other things I've done are
1-Started the process of getting the cats fixed.
2-Spent a lot more of my free time reading and writing and a lot less time watching TV.
3-Got rid of all the nasty carpet in the house.
4-Gotten to the point where I no longer eat any junk food at all. I have, in fact, completely beaten my corn chip addiction.
5-Learned a lot about various pagan beliefs, and actually did a few rituals.
6-Went to Phipps Conservatory, which was really quite lovely.
7-Got, sort of, a whole new look that I'm fairly pleased with, including a hair color I like to think of as "Caprica Six blonde".
8-Convinced my sister to start watching Supernatural.
9-Started the process of filling in the pig mud. I'm counting this even though it made almost no difference.
10-Even though the whole clay jewelry idea didn't pan out very well. I did make one necklace that I really like and wear every day.
For anyone who made it through my large list of small accomplishments, I'm rewarding you with a bonus song. Also, I apologize to anyone who reads this blog but doesn't watch Supernatural; you must be so confused right now.