The Socialize and Community Resolutions
Last update: January 9, 2017
RESOLVED: Socialize. Via both direct contact and computer (email, Facebook, etc.) Expand friendship circles. Be appropriate and positive in personal interactions (always an uphill struggle!) Smile.
RESOLVED: Be involved with the community. Seek and participate in community affairs. Attend and participate in church. Be socially responsible and involved.
Final Assessment Pretty good. I'm not by nature a sociable person, but I worked on it in 2016. I need to force myself into more social situations in 2017.
Dec Was pretty social again! Christmas in Arcata, the annual Curran bash, the Propert Sanford party, and actually meeting some of my neighbors in my walks around the neighborhood.
Nov Made an overdue visit to my brother in Arcata. Other than that, nothing special. Did jam with an iteration of the Beatles band. Good fun! Church stuff is still working out.
Oct Part of going out and seeing other musicians is socializing. I'm doing better keeping up with friends. Need to be better with names...
Sep I may be getting the hang of this smiling thing! I'm getting to know more people at church. Sadly had to miss this year's Go Big golf tournament due to scheduling conflicts. Not a bad month.
Aug Reaffirmed some of my social contacts, both face-to-face and on line. I know I could get out more, but it hasn't been bad.
Jul Actually hooked up with some old friends I hadn't seen for awhile. Had to miss the annual Community Night Out gathering, hope to make the block party for Labor Day.
Jun See May.
May Still nothing special. Just a hermit at heart?
Apr Again, nothing special. Attended my first committee meeting at church, but that's just 3 other people. I need to do more.
Mar Nothing special. As I update these resolutions, It appears that March was horrible!
Jan - Feb I was been pretty good this month although there is one serious Facebook photo in which I darn near scowled when the other two were smiling big-time. Still need to get out more. Nope, not my strongest suit of my resolutions.
Final Assessment 2016 was a good year. Much more than past years. For 2017 I need to follow through on my committee work and engage both my local and broader political folks.
Dec Pretty good. Let my engagement of the Police Community slide after the discontinued program and the elections. Serious procrastination on the church committee. Other things are going well.
Nov Still smarting from the elections. I need to start thinking locally. We turned over two seats in our local Board. I need to engage as to our Police. How do they work?
Oct Voting is so difficult - I feel I know more about the national stuff than the local stuff. Got my charitable donations in. Church work is taking more time, probably a good thing.
Sep Engaging the police didn't work (the program was discontinued) and I need to follow up. Still do trash! Yep, now's the time to do charitable contributions!
Aug Still pick up trash in the neighborhood, and have determined the means to engage with the local police department. (I want to be sure that, indeed, it can't happen here. Yeah, Black lives matter.)
Jul Soloed at church and helped prepare the personnel budget. (Yikes!) Sent a healthy check to the DNC. Charitable contributions to follow.
Jun Keeping up with the old but nothing new.
May Missed both days of the Library event. Life kinda got in the way! Nothing new.
Apr Volunteered to help with the Kensington Library Book Sale. Still picking up trash on my walks. Volunteered to play a birthday party with my church band. Pretty good.
Mar Yeah, I'm now back in Personnel, after all these years! I'm still doing street trash pickup when I take walks. Trying to smile more, although my writing group was surprised to hear that I see this as a problem for me.
Jan - Feb Offered my services to the church Personnel Committee. Still active in the church. Nothing has come up in the neighborhood, though I still pick up loose trash during my walks!