HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
I can't believe it is 2012. Time seems to fly by these days. I have been talking about starting a blog for a few months now so I thought I would make 2012 a good excuse to finally create one :) There are plenty of other things I hope to accomplish throughout the course of this year as well.
1 - Like most other people across the globe, I want to make working out a priority and try to maintain more healthy eating habits. One specific thing I'd like to do that will help make both of these a reality is to run another 1/2 marathon this year. I'll be keeping you posted when I decide which one (or maybe two) I'd like to try to fit into my busy schedule.
I'm not sure I ate any healthier throughout the year, but I did complete the Brooklyn Half Marathon in May. That has to count for something!
2 - Read through the Bible. Every time I resolve myself to this task, I end up getting distracted along the way - whether by work or my personal busy nature. This year, I want to make it a priority. And it's on my bucket list...you'll soon find out just how dedicated I am to crossing something off that list ;)
To be completely honest, I didn't really make any progress on this one at all. I did stay consistent with my Tony Dungy devotional everyday. That's a small step in the right direction. This will be a 2013 goal as well.
3 - Take more time for myself and my personal interests...whatever they happen to be at the time! Starting this blog is a step in the right direction on this one, but there are many other things that I talk about doing and then never find the time to do. This year, I'd like to try to find the time for those things.
I think I did this one. I completed the NYRR 9+1 to qualify for the 2013 Marathon. That was definitely something I wanted to do. I read more and took more time to do things I enjoyed. I even went to my first ever movie by myself. I still need to take more time for myself, but I definitely got better in 2012!
4 - Clean out my closet(s)...and donate the clothes/shoes/etc. I haven't worn in months, or possibly years, to charity. This will also make getting ready in the morning much less of a hassle!!
This was DONE in August!
5 - Finish the scrapbooks and other creative projects that I have in the works now so that I can begin more projects. If I only had more space, who knows what fun things I could create!
Well...I am closer than where I started at the beginning of last year, but I still have a lot to go in this area. I am making progress though!
6 - Finish paying off my student loans. If I can stick with my plan, this one should be accomplished. I'm keeping my fingers crossed because there are a lot more exciting things I can think of to do with that money every month :)
DONE...and so very proud of myself on this one!!
I'm sure there are others that will come to mind over the next few weeks, but I think these few are a great place to start! Look forward to sharing my progress on each of them with you throughout the year!
*Updates in Red added on 1/1/2013.