2013 report card

Happy New Year!  I hope your holidays were filled with joy, delicious treats, and treasured family & friends!  🙂

Every January to me is new beginning – a time to reflect and plan.   I first like to look back on the previous year’s accomplishments and shortcomings before making my goals for the next year.   So remember that little goal list I posted last year around this time?  Well time to pull it out of the wood works and see how I actually did…


Listen To Myself For Once    PASS

I left a job I was not happy at, and that alone would tell me I succeeded in this aspiration.  I also took a job that is more entrepreneurial and out of the box, which by the way, I’m LOVING.   I’ve realized over the last year that deep down only I know whats best for me, no one else.  And that voice is one I have to listen to.  It’s kinda funny how you can know something your whole life and still have to relearn to apply it.

what's good for your soul


Be More Spiritual   FAIL

I could be doing a lot better at this one.  I think I’ve improved  my stress level but there’s still a lot of progress to be made in terms of how I spend my time.


Own my Own Piece of Earth     PASS

We did buy a home earlier this year, and it is everything I thought it could be and a whole lot more… of unexpected pop up work.  But that’s fine.  We locked in a great interest rate and we absolutely love our new neighborhood.  We are on the way to making our home uniquely ours.  It feels good only throwing 75% of our payment away instead of the full 100%.  🙂



Go to Europe    FAIL

Geesh,  let’s put this one on 2014’s list yet again.   We need to just up and do it!!  I’m not getting any younger here.


Run a 5K    FAIL

This really is not that hard of a goal…and yet I still haven’t accomplished it.  Crazy.  Well this will have to change!  Who else is with me on the Couch to 5k program?!


Live a Healthier Lifestyle    BEYOND FAIL

I would love to say I totally nailed this one….but not so much.  I still eat way too many cheeseburgers, slices of pizza, and sit around much more than I should.  And I’ve gained like 5lbs…. so yes, massive fail.  But I kind of am forced to change my ways this year (I’ll get into that more in my next post: 2014 goals and resolutions).



Develop & Maximize my Unique Talents    BARELY PASS

The fact that I have picked up a paint brush again, started journal-ing and writing, and also reading whole books (other than House Beautiful mag) has told me that I am going in the right direction.  Now it’s taking the knowledge I’ve acquired, the countless hours thinking and planning, and turning it into a reality!


So I’m 3 for 7.  Not bad.  How did you guys do last year?  What are you putting at the top of your list for 2014?


  1. I loved this post. I usually set goals for each year, and I would have to say I obtained them in 2013 , graduated from college-pass pass pass!!!!! 🙂 went on vacation-pass even though it wasn’t my idea 2 week European vacation, it was still fun, be the best mom I could be-pass with flying colors!!!!!!! :), finish a book-passsssss (and have it published)!

    But, there are a few more things I probably could have worked on more. This year I have a lot of goals and so far they seem to be coming along pretty nicely! Even though its only the 9th day of the year! Hopefully 2014 will also be a great year!

    1. Thank you! & congrats on all your accomplishments!! You have been very blessed this year (I sound like a fortune cookie lol, but seriously). What kind of book is it?? Since I’m now into reading I would love to check it out :).

      1. Thank you! It really was a great year! Even though in between all of this great stuff were some tough times, I think I have learned that if you wake up with a good attitude and remind yourself how lucky you truly are, than you can have a better outcome even on the worst days!

        And the book is a book of poetry, my dad actually wrote it, I edited and put it all together. It was alot of work! Which seems to be never ending! We have it here http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=bill+hefley&type=Not+Service&sitesearch=lulu.com&q=
        if you would like to check it out. I have to say the first few poems are about veterans (he was a Marine in the Vietnam war) and they are tear jerkers.
        We are currently writing a book together, and I am hoping it will be done in the next few months! But you never know!

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