Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Outcome of 2012 Goals

Here were the goals I had hoped to complete last year.  2012 was a very eventful year for us.  We bought our first home and adopted 2 adorable kitties.  I was only able to complete 8 of my goals.  Hopefully this year I will do better since now we are all settled into our home. Completed goals are in bold and uncompleted goals are in red

Reading & Writing Goals
1 - Read at least 100 Books.  My TBR pile is large and I would like to get through most of it.
  • I was able to read a total of 119 books.  However my tbr pile is still huge.
2 - Complete at least 4 Read-a-thons
3 - Complete at least 5 Reading Challenges
4 - Review at least 1 Book.  I have never done this so that is why my goal is small. If anyone has any tips on how to write a good review I would greatly appreciate it.

5 - Finish the novel I started writing a few years back but never finished or start a new one.  For over a year I have not been motivated to write but lately I have been having ideas for stories and feeling the urge to write.
  • I was able to finish the novel.  I will be taking a break from it and then will start editing it this year.
6 - Write at least 2 short stories.
  • I didn't even attempt to write any short stories. 

Health Goals

I completely failed in this section. I was very disappointed at the end of 2011 and early 2012 because even though I was exercising and dieting I wasn't losing any weight and no matter what I tried I just couldn't lose.  Then early in the year we bought a house and had so much to do that I stopped eating well and exercising.  When you are so busy fast food and pizza are just so much easier.  Then I just got stuck with my bad eating habits.

1 - Lose 43 lbs so that I weigh 200 lbs by the end of the year.

2 - Get back to exercising at least 3 times a week.  Include weight lifting into my routine.

3 - Get back to eating healthy.  Started slacking off during the holidays.

Blogging Goals

1 - 104 Posts in 52 weeks
  • I came close with 96 posts. 
2 - Get the email addresses for both my blogs to finally work right so that I can use them.
  • I looked into it and it couldn't be done so I created gmail accounts for them.
3 - Comment more on the blogs I follow.  I'm very bad when it comes to commenting so this year I want to fix that.
  • I was still bad at commenting this past year.  I do visit the sites I follow I'm just bad at commenting.

Miscellaneous Goals

1 - Create at least 5 handmade postcards and mail out.
2 - Clean House - Get rid of anything that has not been used in over a year and organize everything.

3 - Date Night at least 2 times a month.

4 - Game Night at least 2 times a month.
  • We have had several game nights but not enough to have fulfilled this goal.

5 - Eat together at the dining table more often.  We usually just eat in our office. 
  • Since we moved into the house in February we eat dinner in the dinning room Monday thru Friday.
 6 - Practice driving more.  Shortly after I got my permit I was practicing almost every weekend but then started slacking off.  I am terrified of driving.  Not sure if I can get over that.  =(
  • Still too terrified.  I renewed my learner's permit but haven't practiced at all. 

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