perfection - the state of conforming absolutely to the description or definition of an ideal type
progress - a movement toward a goal to or to a further or higher stage
With this final post of 2013, I will have published 23 times. That's 23 weeks out of 52 possible weeks. Mathematically, I failed. However, while 44% is failure on a test score, this project isn't a test. It's a work in progress, and I'm proud I didn't give up when it was clear I would not get even close to a perfect publication score.
As I reflect on this past year, I can see some progress in areas that matter to me, and that is worth celebrating and building on. So, even though the list of things I want to do or change or improve keeps growing, I'm not making any new resolutions. Instead, I'm going to continue working in the areas where I've been making progress: