Check it out, our year end recap letter is actually posted before the end of the year. This year we did 27 shows and tried out more new stuff than we have in the last five years. Part of the productivity this year was due to my goal of doing one tangible DKers thing each week. I think was able to do it, but a large part of that was learning that if you have a tangible goal for a busy week it is fairly easy to cut that goal in half and make it two small goals that are still tangible things that you can point to. I still have a lot of DKers things I could do. It turns out doing a lot of things doesn't make your to-do list shorter, it makes it longer. Still, trying to do something every week did have an effect. However, I think tangible goals may be overrated. Example, one of my weekly goals was to shellac my hat to make it stiffer. This was an easy goal and didn't take much time, but it is easy to imagine myself getting distracted and fiddling around with my hat for a half hour instead. My question is, when it comes to juggling, which is better? Would I rather see a juggler who fiddles around with his hat for a half hour or one who is good a getting stuff done? Anyway, while there are lots of things we want to do next year, I do not have a specific goal going into the year.
Even though we had a lot of shows, we didn't do a lot of new events. Most of our shows were places we had done previous years. We did do a big new Christmas event at Quarryville that I could see becoming an annual thing. We also did an Trunk or Treat at Pine Grove which was notable for the new format: six super short shows back to back with a 5 minute break inbetween shows. I liked this format, but I could barely stand by the last show. Also, yet again Darren has won D vs K. Instead of recapping, I will just share the link.
Finally, we need to end this thing with our personal sentences. Even though Darren failed to give me a personal sentence, I know Darren has been busy teaching Sunday School, taking Cameron to Soccer Shots, and going to the chiropractor. I know this because he frequently sets reminder alarms for these things on the DKers account, so my phone reminds me to do them. Kevin has unpacked most of his boxes after moving late last year.