The 12 Week Year: 2021 round 1 wrap up

If you don’t know what this is, check out my goals page.

Last round wrap up: March 29 – June 20, 2021

Overall takeaways:

  • I’m a month late on posting this because performance review madness and then vacation caused me to be doing the bare minimum with my personal growth in the past month. Sorry, self!
  • I had a few this round where the goal ended up being misguided, but the purpose behind it was still important. This makes me think that maybe my goals should be a little more open ended and theme-esque, and maybe a little less SMORT.

Goal 1: Perform some sort of public speaking at least 3 times

Weekly tactics:

  • Week 1: Identify the next public speaking opportunity
  • Weeks 2-4: Give a talk
  • Week 5: Identify the next public speaking opportunity
  • Weeks 6-8: Give a talk
  • Week 9: Identify the next public speaking opportunity
  • Weeks 10-12: Give a talk

How it went: I abandoned this quickly because I realized it was just treating a symptom of social anxiety, rather than the cause. Instead, I focused on the source. I read a book on social anxiety and worked on the things that book suggests. I’ll create a post on that later. So the spirit of this goal was still achieved, but the goal itself ended up missing the point.

Goal 2: Read to my kids every day

Weekly tactics:

  • Read 10+ minutes to Henry and Charlie every night before bed
  • Read at least 1 book to William every night before bed

How it went: I abandoned the reading itself because the kids got tired of it, but I’ve been consistent at doing SOMETHING with each kid before bed. William usually wants me to help him with a video game, and Charlie and Henry like me to ask them riddles and open ended questions about the day. So again, the spirit of this one succeeded, but the goal missed the point.

Goal 3: Fix the kitchen sink and garage door

Weekly tactics:

  • Week 1: Install a new faucet
  • Week 3: Get the garage door fixed
  • Week 5: Get the sink fixed
  • Weeks 6-12: Celebrate about finally fixing that crap after 7 stupid years

How it went: I did it! Oh happy day!

Goal 4: Run 250 miles (attempt #2)

Weekly tactics:

  • Run an average of at least 21 miles each week.

How it went: I did it!

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