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:
- Find a new job – Check, and boy has it taught me a lot about myself
- Take a marketing course fail but it is never too late to learn
- Apply to Lululemon – check
- Practice yoga 2-3x per week – major fail, for those of you who do that, I commend you
- Run 4 half marathons – check! (Best experience of my life, I went from obsessing to hating to loving running, what a year)
- Lose 20 pounds by June – major fail
- Keep my body hydrated - fail
- Continue to journal – check, if you don’t journal I highly recommend it
- 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
- 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:
- 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
- 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
- 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,