Here is my post about 2012 goals, in its entirety:
Subject: Resolutions are Dumb. Goals Are Awesome!
So far on my plate for 2012:
- Read 25 books
- Plan an awesome vacation for our ten year anniversary
- Run the half marathon I just signed up for in the spring (my first!)
- Race the same Olympic triathlon I crashed and burned at in 2011, except this time not have my race go off the rails
- Turn 30
- Complete a 70.3 triathlon in the fall (Boulder or Harvest Moon? I can’t decide!)
- Add a second bathroom to our house
The only thing that’s more of a I’m-going-to-TRY-to-make-that-happen-but-it-probably-won’t is a “resolution” I’ve made a few times: to blog more. I love going back and reading my almost daily posts from livejournal when I was in college. I’d love to just jot more things down for my own memories down the road.
- Books – Yeah, let’s just start with the saddest news. A very sad thirteen books. I started the year strong, but the second half of 2012 I felt very short on free time and when I had downtime I wanted brain candy in the form of a bubble bath, a glass of wine, and a silly tv show. Definitely room for improvement next year.From left to right, top to bottom:
Liked, loved, hated, LOVED, loathed
LOVED, liked, didn’t love, loved, liked a lot until the end
Hated, loved, liked a lot
- Vacation – Check. Debating a repeat this February for our 11th anniversary. The snow on the ground is making a warm beach sound so lovely.
- Half marathon – check.
- Olympic triathlon – check.
- Turn 30 – check. (It’s satisfying to hit a milestone birthday and feel like your life is where you’d like it to be.)
- 70.3 – check.
- Second bathroom – check.
- Blog more – mostly check. Checkish.
Also in 2012…
Commuted by bicycle all last winter. I fell off my bike twice, but I was happy and proud I did it.
Refinanced our mortgage, which will save us money in the short run and help us pay it off faster in the long run.
Let’s just say something vague about professional success. Last year I was taking on a lot of new responsibilities and kind of struggling with juggling them, but this year I felt more like I hit my stride.
Migrated my blog from tumblr to WordPress.
Spent a lot of time crying about Aurora, Newtown, and the shooting of a police officer at an event where I was volunteering.
Struggled with balancing work, trying to train, and having some semblance of a social life.
Saw a lot of awesome music (a lot for me, who doesn’t really love live music):
John Heart Jackie
Daniel Ate The Sandwich
Devotchka (times two)
The Colorado Symphony
The Lumineers (times two)
Shovels and Rope
Sang “Rolling on the River” with Hazel Miller
Worked with my mentee at Minds Matter to apply for college. They grow up so fast.
Wore the same pare of gold glitter flats, like, seriously almost every day this summer.
Tried out toastmasters.
Did my annual LALA (Ladies at Little America) trip.
Had a fun power’s-out-party with our neighbors.
Saw Temple Grandin speak and had her sign my book.
Got really into yoga. Somehow I went from a yoga-hater last summer to a borderline evangelist.
Had a quasi-roommate for the first six months of the year.
So! Some ups and downs, but I’m really proud of myself for completing my goals. Still working on some for 2013.