Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Drum roll, please...

Happy New Year!  I still have a few more "Missed Moments of 2012" posts, but guess what... We all survived the end of the world and because you are no longer worried about dodging zombies, I know you have been on the edge of your seat wondering if I kept all of my resolutions for 2012, right?

Resolution Check-In for 2012
  1. Cross something else off of my Life List - I did!  I crossed off # 8 and #32 at the Train concert.  I also crossed off #33 and haven't looked back!
  2. Reach my goal weight and maintain it (within 2½ lbs.) throughout the year - Turning 30 has not been kind to my body!  I did NOT reach this goal... ugh...
  3. Sell my house and move into our dream home - See #1... I know, this is cheating (kind of).  It's ok though. The whole process was exhausting and totally deserves to get two spots on my list!
  4. Read 40 books... including a re-read from high school! - I DID IT, YOU GUYS!!  I am so proud of myself for sticking to this!  This year-long challenge is definitely in need of it's own post.
  5. Get caught up on the girls' birthday scrapbooks and our wedding scrapbook (finally!) - And this, my friends, is where I set myself up to fail.  Why on earth did I think I should cram THREE books into one number when I also had #3 and #4 to tackle?!  I met 1/3 of this goal by getting our wedding book completed... after our 6th year of marriage.
  6. Live one day at a time - I'm really proud of myself for this.  This goal kind of goes with #7.  I have tried really hard to be more easy-going.  I have tried to leave bad work days at work and take a deep breath when I get home.  I feel that I have definitely met this goal.
  7. Don't sweat the small stuff - Like I said, I'm trying really hard!  Little things can get to me sometimes, but if I try to take a step back and look at those little things as part of the big picture, they don't seem so big :o)
  8. Make someone's day :o) - I'm very unsure on this one, but I'd like to think that I have succeeded.  I like to do nice things for people just because. I don't expect any thing in return.  I also don't expect praise or thanks.  It just makes me feel good as a person to do little things to help out other people.
  9. Do what I love! - Every single day I do things I love and I do things I don't love.  This is a very vague resolution, but I feel like I'm working toward a life with more LOVES than not.  Actually, I really do feel like I'm there!
  10. Draw something again. - I really want to put pencil to paper again.  The closest I came was painting Mike's cornhole boards.  That was so relaxing and fun!  I need to make time for myself to create more art.

So, because I did so well last year, I have upped the ante and created my list for the new year.

My Resolutions for 2013
  1. Cross something else off of my Life List
  2. Finish the Great Kitchen Project of 2013
  3. Read 42 books... including the entire Harry Potter series!
  4. Get caught up on Jaden's birthday scrapbook
  5. Get promoted to Lead in my Scentsy business
  6. Take my kids on monthly "dates"
  7. Take a family vacation
  8. Start AND complete 71 craft projects
  9. SERIOUSLY lose 10 lbs and reintroduce exercise into my life regularly
  10. BLOG MORE!
Well, I have 364 days to do these ten things... Challenge accepted!  Happy New Year!

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1 comment:

Biz Dickmeyer said...

I would definitely say that you have made someone's day. You've made mine at least 5 times in the last year. You are so ambitious and I love your goals. I am on the band wagon with you after baby #3 gets here but I do not like how you mentioned that 30 has not been nice to your body. I only have 2 weeks after baby #3 before I hit 30 AHHH !!