This year, I’m going to follow Leo Babauta’s advice and work on forming habits instead of creating goals. I want to keep it simple – only two new habit-forming actions this year. One will be professional and one will be personal. First, let me talk a bit about how 2014 went.
I wanted to:
Keep contributing to the WordPress Accessibility team. I’m excited about all the progress we’re making.
I did this, contributing my first real patch toward the WordPress project, plus a handful more. I also tested the Admin area for accessibility and started reviewing themes that have the accessibility-ready tag.
Release Accessible Alexandria and Accessible D.C. The world needs more accessible websites.
I failed here, but I ended up releasing two minor updates for Accessible Zen and contributing to Twenty Fifteen, the new default theme for WordPress.
Start writing a book on accessibility. I’ve always wanted to write a book.
I failed here too, but I did start writing an outline. Also, I blogged for 34 straight days in November, and I believe I have some seeds for a book to grow from.
Second, I want to lay the foundation for a new hobby. One that doesn’t involve a computer screen. Thanks to a comment from a friend, I’m going to try cooking. Over the past six months, I’ve started making breakfast more for my family on weekends. I’ve made omelets mostly, so I want to try new recipes. I’ll aim to try one new recipe a month. It can be any meal, but it will probably be breakfast, since that’s my favorite meal of the day. 🙂
Other habits I’d like to keep going:
- Keep contributing to my two favorite open source projects: WordPress and Underscores.
- Pick back up regular exercise since faltering some after Skye was born.
Happy New Year and happy habit-making to you!
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