Saturday, December 31, 2011

Resolution Recap

2011 was a huge year for me.  In a word it was definitely all about traveling.  I rang in the new year overlooking the Sydney Harbour in Australia with my sister and brother in law.  I spent the rest of the year, recreating that feeling.  I took a few trips to my usual places, Fort Myers, FL, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Raleigh.  I also managed to visit a few new places in the US like Nashville, TN and Lake Tahoe, CA/NV.

After all of my domestic travel was complete, I went to London, Spain, and Morocco. Somewhere in between I survived working at my horrific school in DC, moved home and started running again.  To say that my life has changed would be an understatement.  I had been feeling restless for the past 2 years and finally I am content in staying in one place (Albany, NY - who would have EVER thought that would come from me)

I had a whole series of new years resolutions ( like I always do) and some I've completed, some I've made progress towards, and a few became completely irrelevant.  Regardless of what the stats of my new years resolutions say, I have improved since last year, even if I didn't make it to yoga once a week for the whole year.

These were my goals/resolutions for 2011.

1. Find a Doctor and a Dentist.   uninsured until further notice. not relevant.

2. Take Public Transportation 2x a week to work  ((28/44)) -- I've now since moved but it was close to 1x)   Despite moving, I have no car as I'm traveling.  I think it counts!

3. Yoga 1x per week ((14/52))

4. Run 4x a week - not even close. 

5. Attend 1 Free in DC event per month   moved out of dc. not relevant

6. Accomplish 11 things off of my Life list ((6/11)) - progress has been made and those 6 experiences were great, i also had a million experiences during traveling that aren't on this specific list, so I think it evens out.

7. Race 1x per month ((3/12))- 3 times is better than nothing!

8. Volunteer 1x per month ((1/12)) - fail fail fail.  I am alright lined up with a local high school and animal shelter to improve this next year.

9. Read 2 books per month (29/24)) - Dominated!  I loved the ease of my kindle while traveling and loving my local library even more.

10. Follow 1 new recipe per week ((21/52))- this is significant progress from someone who had never followed a recipe before.  I've started to enjoy cooking and will probably try to hit this goal again next year.

I only actually achieved one of my 10 goals, but I did make progress towards most, and in the grand scheme of things,  thats sometimes the best we can do.  Happy New year !

1 comment:

  1. You did really well! I think it is amazing how much things can change in a year. We have a few things on our 101 list that we don't even care about anymore so no need to take the time to do it. I'm working on my 2012 goals right now.