Dec 30, 2012

New Years Resolutions: Pass or Fail?

I thought it would be fun to look back at my resolutions from last year!

1. Stick with my running club and yoga: Yesterday morning I set out on a 5 miler with a new running group. Needless to say it kicked my butt, but the girls were so awesome it didn't matter. It did hurt a little bit to get up at seven in the morning, but by ten, I was super happy.  I've also been going to hot yoga every friday afternoon for the past two months.  Now with my class package and new yoga mat (Thanks Mama!) I don't have any more excuses.

2. Stop bringing my computer to bed with me: After I finish my homework and I get ready to go bed, I will bring my computer back to my room "just to finish one more thing". This normally turns into five more things and before I know it it's midnight or later.  It can all wait until the next day. I also need to get better at scheduling my blogposts ahead of time so I'm not stuck at 11:00 without a post.

3. Go to bed earlier: See #2. And I just need to stop being a night owl, so I can start getting up earlier and be more refreshed in the mornings.

4. Read more books: I only read 118 out of the 150 books I set as a goal for this year. I am currently on #119, but I want to give this goal of 150 a retry this year. 

5. Follow the 5 P's: Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance. This is so true for me in 2012. This spring alone, I have Winter Mission Training for Operation Smile, the SAT, two weeks in Paris, history thesis, weekend of work at camp, AP Exams, Brother's graduation, english credo final, finals, camp and applying for college!

6. Keep my Starbucks visits to once a week: I spend WAY too much money at Starbucks. It's obscene. And it needs to stop.

7. Make a budget and stick to it: I need to learn to manage my money better. Now that I have my not-so-big-girl job of working at Camp, I need to actually be responsible.

8. Take it one day at a time: There is a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks and months, but I have to make the little things count in order for the big things to work.

9. Give and work more for big things outside of school: Some of my big goals for this year are: meet the Republican candidate if he comes close to my city, get published on a website like Back Down South, get published in Southern Living, Matchbook or Garden & Gun, do more work with military families in my area, work on outreach for my school's Happy Club, keep volunteering with Operation Smile and work on some business ventures, both personal and with Ensley, get into college, keep donating blood and last but not least, sell my life story to Nicholas Sparks. I'm only half-kidding.

10. Stop and enjoy the little things; Let go of things that are out of my control

So, how did I stack up in 2012?

1. Between my foot injury and other injury issues and run club only meeting in the summer, I didn't really pass or fail on this resolution. I've gotten better about going to the gym and swimming and running on the treadmill, though, so I give this a pass.
2. I've gotten a lot better about this, but I also have my iPad and now my iPhone with me, so I really need to get better at this. Fail.
3. Complete fail. This year I did get exponentially better at coming home and crashing until the next morning, though.
4. I got better, but I still haven't made my goal of 150, and I'm farther away this year than I was last year. Fail.
5. Pass! I did really well on everything that I set my mind to, and reaped the results. 
6. Pass! I barely go to Starbucks anymore, and I haven't been before school once this year.
7. Pass/Fail. I learned how to make a budget, but I still need to work on saving money.
8. 2013 is going to be all about being in the moment for me. I failed big time in parts of 2012.
9. I got a lot of big things done in 2012: Column in SGG, Internship at HerCampus, meeting John McCain, and I got into college! Pass!
10. Still need to work on this. Big time. Fail.

Four passes, five fails, and one middle of the road. Not so bad for 2012. 

Have you taken stock in what you did during 2012 and re-evaluated your resolutions?


{The Young Southern Prep}

1 comment:

  1. thanks for the sweet comment on my blog!

    your goals/resolutions sound promising;good luck to you!

    happy holidays!


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