Assessing Last Year’s Resolution (2023)

Assessing Last Year’s Resolution (2023)



My resolution for 2023 was to up my tech. I was only partially successful at this.

I did:

  • upgrade my iPhone from a X to a 14Pro, which has a better camera. I also got wireless earbuds, but I don’t love them as much as I thought I would.
  • create a video explaining my approach to my artwork which you can see here. I am pleased with this and am grateful for the help I got on it at Creative Arts Camp.
  • The video mentioned above will go on my newly redesigned and expanded art site that will launch by this spring. While I didn’t finish it in this calendar year as I hoped, I did work on it a lot, and am very pleased with it. I’m in the last phase of pulling it together, and completely under-estimated what was involved, for what I was imagining. I certainly have learned a lot of “tech” in this process, so I’m calling it a win!
  • start to regularly put up “stories” on Instagram and Facebook. I also started “highlight” features on Instagram, and installed a link tree there.

I decided not to:

  • get a ipad and learn procreate. Doing this was recommended to me by many, which is why it found its way originally onto my list. Although doing so would be diverting and occasionally helpful, I have decided it is not a priority, and need to focus on what really matters to me. (This post here helped me come to that decision.) I also decided, for a final time, not to get an e-reader, because I don’t want to support Amazon. So instead of thinking I needed to get on the bandwagon with these techie things, I have decided to opt out.

I did not yet:

  • purchase the new laptop I projected to buy this year.  I’m still typing this on my nine year old one, and I’ll probably end up buying the new one in this coming year. And since I didn’t get a new computer, I have yet to get that Lightroom photo editing software, so have not learned that this year like I thought I would.
  • start the pastel society I want to, but still hope to do this.

The upshot of all this is that my tech progress will need to continue to be ongoing. Unfortunately, it will not be a threshold I’ll get to, and then not have to deal with for a while, which is what I had hoped for. I am proud of all the progress I have made, which supports me going forward with unfinished goals.

I’m looking forward to a new resolution, which will stretch me even more, as I finish what has been left undone here. I’ll let you know what it is on January 2!



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  1. Eliz Crowley 6 months ago

    My resolution for this coming year:
    I will take the clothes out of the dryer as soon as it buzzes, the first time.

  2. Isabel 6 months ago

    All I have to say is: when do you sleep?

    Assessment is important but look at all you have done! Wow! Pat yourself on the back!

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