I’ve been meaning to revisit my New Year’s Resolutions from last year but I’ve been putting it off for one major reason: I know I failed. :(
BUT – one must press on and learn from one’s mistakes.
Let’s start with the things I succeeded in. That will make me feel better about myself. :)
- Quite working retail
- Lose 20 lbs.
- Garden more
- Spend more time with Eddie
- Go on dates with Jerry
- Travel places I haven’t been
- Explore Rochester
So…8 out of 30 isn’t so bad, right? Right?!
I made a serious attempt the first few months to conquer the rest of the list and made it far enough on the next set to consider them partial successes:
- Read at least a book a month (it ended up being about a book every 2 months)
- Finish the bathroom (there is SO little left to do!)
- Cook 1 new meal a month (again, about once every 2 months)
- Begin and finish one (non-house related) project a month (I got quite crafty towards the end of the year and may have actually reached 12 crafty things in December alone)
- Go to church at least twice a month (made it until June!)
- Pay off a chunk of debt (not as much as I wanted but more than I was asked to)
- Go Camping (does staying in a Cottage/Mansion in the ADK count?)
- Blog about it (Got almost through the summer! BLARG!)
Some things were so far off my radar ALL year that they MUST be considered complete failures:
- Write a script
- Get a “new” bigger car
- Finish the living room
- Finish the dining room
- Finish my office
- Finish Jerry’s office
- Finish the breezeway
- Begin and finish master bedroom
- Begin and finish guest bedroom
- Learn a language
- Learn more about photography
- Learn more about cars
- Learn more about computers/web design
- No car transport for a week
I’m not pleased that this is the longest of the 3 lists but did you notice that I just barely squeaked by to have more than half of the items of my list from 2010 on the sort-of-kind-of-might-be-exaggerating-some-things-to-make-them-count semi-passing status?!
To be completely honest, it’s more of a to-do list than a list of resolutions so I’ve decided to keep on with my to-do list instead of making resolutions. Hence, my resolution solution = no resolutions!
Like how I just let myself off the hook there? Yeah, me too. ;)