Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2012 Goal Review

I don't really believe in New Years Resolutions.  I think most people end up failing at them, and that they are always uuber cliche.  However, I do believe in goals, and the end or beginning of a year is a great time to evaluate them. 

Last year, I wrote about ten things I wanted to do in 2012 - you can see that post HERE.  Today, let's see how the heck I did.

1. Buy a condo with my very Handsome Husband.
We put an offer on a condo we absolutely adored in March, suffered through a horrific short sale, and closed escrow on the second-to-last day of August of 2012.  We have been soaking up the last few months as new homeowners, and this was a huge accomplishement for us!  You can read about our Hunt to Homeownership HERE.

2. Start making lunch more often.
I definitely improved over 2011, but still not where I'd like to be.  I don't see this getting all that much better in 2013 to be honest, but a girl can dream.

3. Work out more often. Note: It's a lifestyle change, not a "lose 10 pounds" thing.
I definitely did work out more in 2012 than I did in 2011, however, ever since I stopped running with Tutor Girl, I lost a lot of motivation.  I would really like to get better about this in 2013, so we'll see.
4. Read more books.
Sort-of Check!
I read a lot during the first half of 2012, due in part to my awesome new gadget at the time - the Kindle Fire.  However, once we got close to closing escrow, I was using my reading time for pursuing Pinterest for home decor ideas, and after that I was using every available second to make Pinterest come to life.  I would like to read more in 2013, mainly because I have SO many fabulous books in my Kindle wishlist!
5. Further my education.
Sort-of Check!
I took a whopping one class this year which, for me, is sad.  I would really love to be saying that I will become an RN in 2013, but I know that is not the case.  And not because I do not have the drive, motivation or dedication.  But because the nursing education market here in California really does not favor those trying to work and go to school.  For me to go to school, I would have to change positions, and would not be able to work full-time.  With a Handsome Husband in law school, this is simply not an option for me at the time.  For now, I am focusing my efforts on excelling in my current nursing role, perhaps taking some units next semester to prepare myself for the nursing program even more, and being a supportive wife for my student Husband.  I know he will be there for me when it's my turn, and I know that will come before I know it.

6. Visit my family on the east coast.
This one makes me sad, but spoiler alert: We are heading to the East Coast in 2013!  More deets to come!

7. Be a strong support for HH as he starts law school in the Fall.
Check!  Or at least, I'd like to think so!
I would like to hope I've been helpful and supportive for my sweet HH, I guess we'd have to ask him to find out for sure!

8. Focus on growing my wardrobe in a thrifty and practical way.
I think the main reason this one was a fail was because HH and I were trying to save as much moola as possible for our move in 2012, so I really tried to keep purchases on the minimum.  This year, I really would like to grow my wardrobe, and on top of that?  I'd like to take more fashion risks.
9. Do more things for and with my girlfriends - I think I do pretty good now, but I don't ever want them to not know how important they are to me!
From Girls Weekend last January (and another one just weeks away!) to lots and lots of girls nights out and even my Victoria's Secret party - 2012 was the year of growing my relationships with my girlfriends.  And you know what?  2013 is going to be, too!

10. Start thinking about having a little kidlet? Key word: Thinking. See HERE. (and also HERE.)
I mean, sure, I thought about it.


Blue Dog Belle said...

I'd say you did pretty well. ESPECIALLY considering how traumatic buying your place was! Good for you.

Monica said...

Its always great to be able to look back and see the goals you were able to accomplish!

Natalie and Lee said...

Just came across your blog! I think you did awesome! A lot better than I did:)

Blessings to you in 2013!

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