Category Archives: Challenges

36 by 37: Over a Quarter of the Way There

Even though I haven’t checked in since my first, in February, I have been keeping the eyes on the prize with my goals this year. One of the things I’m doing differently is tallying an overall percentage in my tracking spreadsheet (oh, you … Continue reading

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36 by 37: Check In Numero Uno

   I know it’s only the first of these, but I have to say I’m feeling much more optimistic about my goals this year. Maybe it’s because they’re almost entirely a fresh set or maybe it’s because I set a … Continue reading

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Lent the Blogging Commence

A couple of years ago I tried a Lenten blogging challenge. It lasted six days. Long story short, I got dumped shortly after it began and was busy listening to Elliott Smith and being emo in a physical journal (that’s … Continue reading

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The 36 by 37: Personal Pursuit

Editor’s note: I wrote this entire post throughout the weekend and just as I was about to schedule I saw the news of David Bowie’s death. My optimism will hopefully return, so I’m not changing it, despite my extreme grief over … Continue reading

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35 by 36: The Accomplishments

You didn’t think I was going to leave 35 without recognizing what I *did* do, did you? While accumulating 13 “failures” and 6 “good efforts“, I also gained 16 wins. And some of them I blew out of the water and/or … Continue reading

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35 by 36: The Failures

   I knew this was coming, but it doesn’t make any easier. In a year that started with such optimism and fanfare,  I only managed to complete a measly 45% of my 35 by 36 goals. My heart just wasn’t in … Continue reading

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35 by 36: Acceptance

There’s a month left to meet my goals and you’ve likely, and correctly, surmised with all my changes this year, it’s the worst I’ve ever measured. Here’s where I stand currently. I can tell you that other than a general reflection, the … Continue reading

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