Looking back at 2010

At the end of each year I think back on what I have done; it’s easy for achievements to sort of slide on by barely noticed. Knowing what we have done, and where we’ve been, helps map the road forward – so here a quick recap of things that stand out from 2010 (edited following comments from my best friend Sandra – thank you):

  • Completed my 3-yearly professional registration with LIANZA
  • Entered numerous art exhibitions around the country
  • Supported my best mate Sandra and her mother through another difficult year
  • Kept Mum happy, and quite well, through most of the year
  • Sold a few paintings
  • Lent Sandra my notebook for a couple of months, to save her sanity, when her laptop got stolen
  • Moved Auntie Julie to a new rest home
  • Tidied up my online presence
  • Made Sandra laugh when no one else could – or even thought they should probably
  • Completed a lot of the NZ Art Guild Challenges
  • Bought an exercycle and have actually used it
  • Joined in the Crusades at the GPP Street Team site
  • Lost 25 kilos
  • Gave my father, and Sandra’s father and uncle, the acknowledgement they deserve through the Legato exhibition
  • Became Co-Chair of a national committee for public librarians
  • Went to Italy with Tony for the Legato exhibition
  • Stepped things up another notch at work with my awesome team
  • Was able to wind up a Trust I was part of (with the help of the other Trustees)

My word for 2010 was Map. At the end of 2009 I said Map relates to those (art) works and to the thought processes behind those works. MAP worked well for me, both with my art and in personal goals. I mapped out all sorts of endeavours and achieved them. So my word for 2011 is – well, that’s a post for another day.

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2 thoughts on “Looking back at 2010

  1. Much better! You are an amazing person and you underestimate how much your continual, unquestioning love and support is appreciated.

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  2. I’m spending less time online too so it’s taken me a while to catch up. I love your list – what an amazing amount you’ve achieved. And I shall especially take note of your amazing weight loss as I had a terrible year in this regard – losing the plot when Elliot was first diagnosed and putting on weight all year. Back to the straight and narrow. B eproud of yourself.

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