Now that 2012 is winding down it's time to take a look back at this year's goals/resolutions and see how I did.
Here are my goals:
-run a half marathon (so I think I should change this to complete a half marathon since I didn't actually run the whole thing- but at least I did it!)
-sew a dress for Emerson- I made 3 dresses and one pair of pants. Yay!
-Make monthly meal plans- I mostly did weekly meal plans and we ate home more this year than we did the year before. I think 2013 will be even better because shopping for ingredients is SO much easier in American grocery stores. (Eeek! Just typing that out gave me butterflies!) :)
-Take a trip- We took two trips this year. First we went home to Texas for the summer and then in September we went to India
Complete Chalean Extreme - I didn't do CE but I will finish Body Revolution in January and it's a pretty similar program. My whole point in making this goal was to stick to a 90 day program and so far I have done it. Even though I'm not going to be finished by the new year, I will be pretty close.
Complete Bible X- I didn't do this but I did complete a Bible study (James: Mercy Triumphs) so I'm happy with this goal. This was my first Bible study to complete in a group and I learned so much. I can't wait to do another one.
-Get better at photography- I think it's hard to measure whether this goal was a success. I have definitely learned more about photography and I took some pictures that I love. But I didn't devote nearly as much time to learning as I had hoped.
-Run 365 miles- So far I have only run 120 miles this year. So that's not even half as much as I wanted BUT my reasoning behind setting this goal was to get back into working out regularly. For the most part I have done this (not counting the 4 months I took off mid-year). According to Daily Mile I have completed 137 workouts this year for a total time of 92.28 hours. I hope to go way beyond this in the coming year.
-Read the entire Bible- I am about 1/4 of the way through. I have started and stopped several plans throughout the year but I have stuck with one since September (Discipleship Journal's Book-at-a-time) and I am planning on continuing this goal in 2013.
-Learn to Use Photoshop- I did learn a few new things but I'm still not nearly as proficient as I had hoped to be. Every time I looked up tutorials there was so much information that I became overwhelmed. I'd love to take a class or something...
-Stay in touch- I've done better but still not as good as I could have. I'm happy to say that I have reconnected with some good friends so that is a really good thing! At the same time I know that I need to make more effort in this area.
Overall I'm pretty happy with the goals I accomplished this year but I am also disappointed that I didn't reach some of the ones that were most important to me. I have already started my list for 2013 and I've realized that one of the things I need to do is to develop a sort of action plan for each goal. I always have the good intention of doing everything on my list but I get sidetracked sometimes. I think it's important for me to think more about how I'm actually going to reach my goals if I want to be successful. I don't think I have to do this for every goal but for more wide ranging goals (like learn to use Photoshop) it would be helpful to have specific tasks listed. I found this awesome goal planning sheet on Buttoned Up:
I'm excited to use it to make my 2013 goals even better!
Did you set goals in 2012? How did you do?