Bri Manning

Progress on My 2017 Resolutions, Round 2

July 7, 2017

I provided an update on my 2017 resolutions back in March and suddenly July is upon us.

  1. 30 minutes of cardio per day: still way ahead. I’m no longer walking across Boston to the client, now it’s walking across Newburyport to the office most days of the week. In addition, I’ve continued with squash and Brazilian Jui-Jitsu (though I’ve had to miss more sessions than I would’ve liked between a hurting back, a pulled calf, and a sprained elbow, man I feel like that makes me sound old), so this one is covered.
  2. Publish a personal app: done and done! Type is out there and while I think the users really just come down to me and a couple friends, there hasn’t been a crash yet.
  3. Update the app: time to get on that.
  4. Get under 220: Progress has stalled here, largely because I haven’t been very diligent with the diet. The summer is just too fun. I still have around 15 to go, so at least I’m not going backwards.
  5. Complete a V4 V3 bouldering course: this one I’ll have to turn around. I’ve only been to a rock climbing gym once since March, so no progress here.
  6. Weekly blog post: I’m one behind here. I’ll have to write some make-up posts.
  7. Publish traveling videos: no movement here, but I’ve got a free Friday night. Now I know what I’ll be doing.
  8. Open source work: haven’t done anything here yet, but my dad has been doing some work. Maybe I can try and help him out there.
  9. Brew three batches of beer: this will still have to wait until Missy and I have our own place. Which transitions me to the biggest news: we should close July 19th on a place in West Newbury! If it all goes according to plan, of course. I’ll write up a separate post about that and the details.
  10. A book a month: still on target. I still haven’t managed to track down my book I left at a friend’s house, but since March, I’ve read Art of War, Professional Android Sensor Programming (I spoke to the author as part of my work at Rocket, too!), and Brooklyn. At work, we have a book club and we’re about halfway through The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition.

I’m realizing now that I should go after the targets that aren’t for the whole year. Checking off the publishing of Type was satisfying and doing the same for a few others would be great.