Before jumping into all I plan to do in 2011, please allow me to review what I set out to do last year and how I fared with all my aspirations. (To see the purpose behind my goals, see this post.)
Goal number one: Take 10,000 photos
Done. Knocked this one out of the park. In October I met and surpassed this goal. I have no idea what my actual total ended up being because honestly, keeping track of my photo totals was a pain in the ass. I am happy knowing that I exceeded my goal. I don't need to know by how much.
Goal number two: Get on WBEZ photo of the day.
This didn't happen. I tried, I submitted a lot of photos to the WBEZ Flickr pool, but in all honesty, there are a lot of great photographers submitting to that pool. It's worth taking a look at. And the WBEZ stream did favorite my stream, so it was a step in the right direction, but not a goal met. I'll keeping submitting photos and see if it happens some day.
Goal number three: Attend six digital photography meet ups.
I attended two, and got great photos from both (seen here and here). But once spring hit, I was too busy with shoots and editing photos to take photos for leisure purposes. So no more meets-ups did I attend. Goal met? No, only one-third there.
Goal number four: Buy only ethically-raised meat.
This was one of those goals for which I started out with a lot of steam. I even wrote a couple posts on the subject, here and here. And I don't mean to say I stopped focusing on this, but I stopped getting preachy about it. I still kept this goal in mind, and I certainly changed some of my habits. I haven't bought brand name, big chain grocery store meat in over a year. I stopped buying any pre-made frozen lunches (think Lean Cuisine) with meat as an ingredient. On top of that, I have limited my meat intake when dining out and also tried to make more vegetarian than meat dishes for lunch and dinner. I consider this goal a win. I wasn't perfect, but I made some life changes in the right direction, changes that now seem a way of life and not a goal I'm striving for.
Goal number five: Touch my toes.
If anything I think I'm more inflexible now than I was last year. I totally forgot about this goal come February. Oh well. I guess my being inflexible isn't all that much of a hindrance since it didn't really affect me in 2010. Goal failed.
So that was 2010 in a nutshell. For 2011? Check back soon. I'm cooking up some things.