2016 Top Five

Another year end review. What follows (after the Google – Year In Search 2016 video) is a list of my top five accomplishments in 2016. They are arranged in the order they took place.

I am going to try and do this every year (starting last year) as it is a good way to see what, if anything, I got done. It was suggested by Chris Hardwick on The Nerdist podcast, and I really like the concept.

Lastly, before I show the list, I sourced these from this very blog, since I really only choose to write about things that are important to me, so, hopefully I’m not forgetting anything.

1) Digitizing and editing the footage – back in 2012 I went to New York and shot a bunch of footage on my grandpa’s 8mm camera. I had been meaning to edit it for (literally) years, and finally, this year, I did that.

2) Moving Out – I had moving to New York on my 2015 accomplishments list but to be honest, that was a “fake” move. This year when I moved to Somerville, it was for real. In fact, I technically moved twice this year since I had to switch apartments after my roommate lost his job. Regardless, I am glad to no longer be living at my parents house; it’s about time.

3) Biking the Boston Marathon – this is another thing I had had on my “to do” list for a long time that I was finally able to check off. Biking 26.2 miles is really not that hard. It’s only about a 2 hour ride. However, it is the mere fact that I wanted to do it and now I can say that I did.

4) Facewords Podcast – as I say in the title of this blog post, making a podcast was a “scheme” come true. Though James and I have already stopped recording episodes, and I don’t know if we’ll ever record new ones, it was cool to say that I at least did it. There seems to be a reoccurring theme here of getting things done I’ve wanted to do for a while. Which leads to my final accomplishment…

5) Australia – I’d wanted to visit this country for as long as I can remember and now I can finally say I have.

Despite the fact that I checked a few things off a list, clearly I’m pulling at hairs here because none of these “accomplishments” are really that noteworthy. I guess all in all, 2016 was a pretty “meh” year.

In conclusion, fuck 2016.


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