Winter is Here


As I turn the page on my extremely large wall calendar (why I decided it was necessary to get a calendar that large I will never know) it hits me that this is the last month in 2012. Where has it gone, it feels like yesterday that I ran my first half marathon, I went to Cabo with my mom, my sister was living with me for the summer, and I made some friends that I know will never leave my life. But as a (semi-quasi) blogger you know that we love to write goals and resolutions and we can’t help but look back at them and decide where we want to go next.

As I look back at mine I didn’t too bad:

  1. Find a new job – Check, and boy has it taught me a lot about myself
  2. Take a marketing course fail but it is never too late to learn
  3. Apply to Lululemon – check
  4. Practice yoga 2-3x per week – major fail, for those of you who do that, I commend you
  5. Run 4 half marathons – check! (Best experience of my life, I went from obsessing to hating to loving running, what a year)
  6. Lose 20 pounds by June – major fail
  7. Keep my body hydrated – fail
  8. Continue to journal – check, if you don’t journal I highly recommend it
  9. Be open to relationships – check, granted I was never in one relationship in 2012 but I had “boys” come and go from my life and they all taught me very valuable lessons
  10. Revive my blog – I would have to say fail on this one

Five our of ten, 50% I will take that. I recently went to lunch with a friend, they were discussing their bucket list that they made for the year and they asked if I had accomplished everything on mine. I thought about it, I make resolutions and goals every year. I have my bucket list that I wrote when I was 15 but I don’t make a bucket list every year. So now it has me thinking what do I want to accomplish in 2013 (which is a lucky year for me, 13 is my FAVORITE number).

It is now December 3rd, I have 28 days to decide what I want to accomplish in the new year.  Also back in October I set three overarching goals for the remaining months of 2012:

  1. October – Read the books I my shelf I have wanted to read – does 20 pages of one book count, I would go with no, fail
  2. November – Stay within my budget, check! But I honestly think I got lucky on this one. When you stop going to all of your expensive gym classes it suddenly becomes easy
  3. December – Shut off all electronics an hour before bed, in progress, this will be an interesting month

In December I made a promise to one of my best friends (who I consider my running coach) that I would recap all the races I have run. So for the next month get ready to read about my races: Bronx 10 mile, Newport Half Marathon, Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K, and Disney’s Wine and Dine Half Marathon. I promise I will make them interesting to read :)

But now that I have shared my past goals with you, I am interested have you met your goals for 2012? Have you started planning for 2013? Do you make goals, a bucket list or both? I need inspiration and I would love to hear from you!

Until next time,

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3 Responses

  1. Ooh I love your electronics goal! Maybe I’ll take up that one too… would also help me out with my reading resolution that I am currently behind on.

  2. Great goals and great progress! I remember when you hated running, and I knew you’d grow to love it like I did. Miss you!

  3. I really don’t make “goals” because I don’t like something about it — I more believe in changing your attitude, way of life, or they way you approach things. My 2013 “resolution” is to “do all things with love.” It’s simply a daily reminder to myself that I should be passionate about everything I’m doing, or maybe I shouldn’t do it. It’s also a reminder that I’m fortunate to have a lot of wonderful things/people in my life and to treat that fortune with respect.

    Happy New Year and good luck with your goals/resolutions/challenges/ect!

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