Bri Manning

2017 Resolution Final Update

December 31, 2017

It’s the end of 2017. It’s been a big year for me as I’ve gone into. Now that it’s over, it’s time to do a final check in on my resolutions after my last update in October.

  1. 30 minutes of cardio per day: all set!
  2. Publish a personal app: Previously completed.
  3. Update the app: I ran into some upgrade issues here that I wasn’t able to work my way through in time for 2018, unfortunately.
  4. Get under 220: My final weight ended up being 239.4 after a 249 start this year, though I was down to 233 before the holidays.
  5. Complete a V4 V3 bouldering course: I ended up not making it back to the rock climbing gym for one final stab at this, unfortunately.
  6. Weekly blog post: ended up with just over one a week, so I’ll take that. There were a couple weeks where it got away from me, but I managed to average more than that in the year.
  7. Publish traveling videos: there are more to publish, but I’m going to count this one as I got pretty deep into the waterfall videos I took.
  8. Open source work: oops…
  9. Brew three batches of beer: I earlier decided that brewing a PicoBrew would only count as half, but after doing it, I’m going to count it as a full. It makes clean up easier and there are no bottles, but it wasn’t as plug-and-play as I expected. Either way, we brewed two batches with the PicoBrew and one large carboy batch. We tried using a turkey fryer for that, but ended up having a lot of issues with the flame going out. Oh well.
  10. A book a month: done-and-done. I finished with Alchemy and Academe, On a Pale Horse, and Bearing an Hourglass. That meant the full list was:
    1. All the Light We Cannot See
    2. The Art of Peace
    3. Meditations
    4. Art of War
    5. Professional Android Sensor Programming
    6. Brooklyn
    7. The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition
    8. Something Wicked This Way Comes
    9. 1491
    10. Let it Rot!
    11. Alchemy and Academe
    12. On a Pale Horse
    13. Bearing an Hourglass

We’ll see what 2018 brings! I’m not 100% on what my resolutions will be, but I think I’ll cut them down a bit because I ended up forgetting or getting distracted from some of them since there were the full 10.