I’ve been trying to kickstart this coding project I’ve been meaning to do, but man, the tedium of data access is really bogging me down. I will probably switch to game designs tomorrow, although tomorrow might be JAM PACKED with ADVENTURE. We’ll see!
5. Host three different out-of-town friends (or friend-couples) at my place for at least two days each.
Although I have once again spent some of the year taking friends up on offers to stay with them or at least come hang out with them, I was not successful in my plan to get some of them to come out here and stay with me at Casa de Guskin. Looking back, this was kind of a bad year for friends to visit me in Seattle – not only did I end up doing a ton of travel for work, but I “canceled” our standing PAX plan by going to Amsterdam and I probably levied pressure to visit at my busiest friends – in hindsight, not the greatest plan to acquire visitors! Overall, moderate failure.
6. Create a pros/cons document for each reasonable career path I could take.
This one is interesting – over the course of the year, I had a pretty major career shift from web developer to game designer (although I was tending toward game-designy projects while still a programmer). I did spend time categorizing both of those potential career paths, but I didn’t treat a number of others – return to laboratory science, law, some other business role (like entrepreneur). Still, I did manage to spend a fair bit of thought on this one in the course of making my career change. Overall, minor success!