I took the advice of my friend Jenn Chen and reflected on 2010. Here then, with a focus on A Life’s Work, the year’s accomplishments.
February and March: Worked on the film at The MacDowell Colony.
April: Shot follow-up interview with Robert Darden in Waco, Texas.
June: Footage from A Life’s Work shown at World Science Festival.
July: Shot follow-up interview with Paolo Soleri.
August: Shot Bristlecone Pines in the White Mountains, California. Production over!
September: Worked on the film at Blue Mountain Center; A Life’s Work at Independent Film Project.
And then there were the grant proposals submitted, and 111 posts written for the blog and the cajoling of the guest bloggers who wrote 11 awesome posts.
Had you told me at the end of 2009 this was what I was going to get done in 2010, I would have laughed in your general direction.
I recommend this reflection exercise. (Looking back is only half of it, you also look forward. Visit Jenn’s blog, Typecraft, for the whole magilla.) I found it put the past year in perspective and made me realize that I can get a lot done in the coming one.