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…

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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.

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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.

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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%.  🙂

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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.

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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?!

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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).

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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!

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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?

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3 comments

  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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