Tuesday, January 17, 2012

2012, here i come...

I know we're about halfway through January but I'm a little behind in my blogging so here is my new year's post. I was reading my post from last year and it was interesting to see how many of my resolutions I actually achieved. And how many I didn't.

2011 resolutions:
-Run a 10 k.
-Eat healthier and more natural foods.
-Three A's winter semester. (ahhh scary).
-Choose a major. (Scarier).
-Move forward with my musical skills. (Learn guitar, keep practicing piano, perform, etc.)
-Spend much less time on the computer and more time reading, writing, etc.
-Focus more on serving other people and helping others be happy instead of being so focused on my own happiness.
-Actually use a planner for at least a couple of months. (I rarely even stick to it for 2 weeks but I need to be more organized).
-Go on more adventures, even if they're local. (Holi, concerts, hikes, etc.)

 Success? A little bit...
-I ran a 5k. So half of what I'd planned. But hey, I was happy about it.
-I ate healthier some of the time...
-I got two A's that semester and the other grades weren't too bad. So, progress.
-I chose my major! Yes!
-I worked on learning the guitar all summer with Camille, and our neighbor friend Sarah. My dad taught us.
-Ehh, I maybe didn't change at all with my computer time. A little but not a whole lot.
-Could always work on serving other people...
-I think I used the planner for  like two days. So. Yeah.
-I went to Holi, Jack's Mannequin Concert, Blue Man Group, tons of hikes, Minnesota, Louisiana, etc. So, I think I did pretty well in the adventure area.

So all in all I did okay. Some of these resolutions are going back on the list for 2012 though! 2011 was a pretty great year. It wasn't the most exciting year of my life so far, but nothing terrible happened, it was pretty easy-going and I learned a lot. It's amazing how much can change in just 365 days. Makes me wonder what's ahead of me this year.

On to 2012 resolutions:
-Get a second job over the summer.
-Apply to the English Teaching major.
-Read the whole Book of Mormon again.
-3 A's this semester!
-Learn to cook.
-Learn to actually do my hair.
-Healthier foods.
-Improve piano skills.
-Blog more frequently.
-Develop a healthier sleeping schedule.
-Run two days a week.
-Adventures! (In case I fail at everything else, I have one resolution to fall back on for a feeling of some success hehe.)

Those are just the more superficial ones. I have more personal ones that I won't post here. :)

This upcoming year holds a lot of big decisions, change (as always), and adventures. I'm excited and hoping it will be a good one.


Rob said...

I'm terrible about setting big goals like that. I'm impressed you actually went back and checked. Most people I know would just pretend they didn't happen. Good luck this year!

Maren said...

Thanks, Robert! :)