It's that time of year for one of our annual traditions! The yearly reflections and upcoming goals discussion! For those of you who are new, each year we discuss whether we were able to accomplish any of the major goals we set for ourselves at this time last year and what goals we'd like to set for the coming year. Here is last year's thread for everyone's reference:
Much like 2010, 2011 was also a year of significant ups and downs. Here are my goals from last year:
Got on my feet a little bit and pretty much lost all ground again. C'est la vie. That all said, i did manage to make some great deals work out and landed a few nice new additions, even if some of them likely won't arrive before the year is out.
Had a great time at the show. Smaller group of people came than expected but we had a lot of fun! Also had two great visits from Roganjohn over the summer which were easily a highlight of the year!
I did manage to buy a few pages of comic art, most notably the two pages from Old Man Logan i'd been dreaming about for over a year before i was finally able to acquire them. Also got a new Snake Eyes cover as well.
Wolverine #69 pg 23, 24 Old Man Logan, in Shane*Turgeon's Comic Art: Superhero Comic Art Gallery Room
Robert Atkins GI Joe Snake Eyes #5 Cover, in Shane*Turgeon's Comic Art: GI Joe Comic Art Gallery Room
No luck on the Mexican figures this year but i did manage to get a piece for my Canadian exclsuive GI Joe run. I picked up a VERY rare Sears Canada 3 pack box, which is likely only the second known example in the world.
No luck on the two different Dunkin Thall Joben figures from Spain and i suspect there may be a third colour i now need to track down too.
2012 goals include:
-continue striving to get back to a better place personally and financially
-start building my collection room should the first goal come to fruition
-simply pick up a handful of pieces that really interest me over the coming year. No real goal per se, but just to find something i'd like to have is a feat these days so as long as a couple goodies come my way, i'll be content.
-hope against hope that some of the items i've been searching for years for (namely Mexican and Canadian GI Joe pieces and the Spanish Thalls) come my way.
-catching up with everyone at C6 in Orlando and making that our biggest and best tattoo event to date!