I set goals for myself at the start of the year. I had the best intentions when I set them. I was determined to track my progress on a calendar as well.
Unfortunately, I didn’t follow through with the tracking and I haven’t looked back at the list since I wrote it. I really should make a more concerted effort this year. That being said, let’s see how well I did.
1) Polish and Perfect my YA Novel and my Literary Novel
Yeah, I didn’t do this. I really should have.
2) Continue to do weekly episodes of The Word is Bond Rap Radio Hour, Our Show, and DOPEfm.
I did this one. I was able to interview some amazing artists this year for the show including Atmosphere, AZ, Del the Funky Homosapien, Dilated Peoples, John Robinson, J Rawls, Moka Only, Ras Kass, The Left, and many more. It was so much fun!
3) Continue to do monthly episodes of Know Your History
I fell behind on this one. I still need to produce the December episode and I haven’t run the November one yet on the radio. I will catch up though, promise!
4) Write the book version of Know Your History
What a great idea! But I already read the perfect book on hip-hop history, The Big Payback. It was so good that it probably derailed me. That being said, I think I still have something to offer when it comes to hip-hop literature. Hopefully, I will get back to this idea and follow through with it one day.
5) Keep Fit
Did that! I even started tracking my runs using the Nike+ App. It was so cool to get the actual distances I cover in my trail runs instead of having to approximate it like I have in the past.
I kept skateboarding too. Although last week, I fell off a half-pipe and threw out my shoulder. I’m still feeling that one. Ouch!
6) Read a Lot
I read 78 books this year. That’s pretty impressive! I beat my record of 65 books two years ago. I really love having a detailed reading log. It is something I am going to continue to do.
3/6 but that will probably be raised to 4/6 when catch up on the Know Your History episodes.