New Year goals past and present


Every year on my blog I’ve written New Years goals. I love having this blog as a journal cause it’s so easy to go back and see what I was thinking three years ago.

Holy cow I used to be funny. Not sure what happened there.

So, let’s see my goals from way back when.

2010 I made it easy on myself and did an update post saying this:

This year (last year)[2008] I hope(d) to:

Learn how to cook I learned a few recipes, but need to learn more!Eat better … Until I got pregnant (Spawnie’s fault!)
Give up caffeine
-Read the good books daily – I SUCKED at this. But I did have a good streak in the middle/ toward the end of the year.Go on more real vacations Trip out west, vacation on a lake, and Caribbean cruise, Chicago, Atlanta, not bad!
Enjoy one of the last years without spawn best year of marriage so far!
Learn Yoga Started in August!
-Exercise more (aka ever)- Still working on a daily routine.
Keep a good blogging streak It’s been fun!
-Volunteer more- I can do better
Babysit And I did this A LOT more than I thought I would
-Be a better wife- Can do better.
-Get back into the habit of writing a daily journal- I did it on and off, but does blogging count?
-Start a gratitude journal- Still need to work on.

Pray more Happy to say I have!
-Be brutally honest- I’m not sure what I meant by this, but I don’t like this resolution…
*Get knocked up It was a maybe but I did it!

*= maybe
So I did a lot, but there’s still a lot to work on! 2010 I hope to:

[Present me [2012] chiming in here. In 2011 I never did an update post with the cool colors and strikes, so I’m adding this now]

-Prepare to be a good momTotally did this. Way better than I have been for #2.
-Learn how to cook more healthy meals for my family- I can’t remember how I did in 2010. Pretty sure I sucked at it cause I still do now, though there was a non-sucking period at one point, I think it was in 2011.
-Take a prenatal yoga classDid this… One class. That counts right?
-Create and stick with a fitness plan- The most popular resolution in the history of resolutions. 2010 I did better than 2011. I’ll count that.
-Take a birthing class with my husband- Check! We took Lamaze, it was fun times.
-Have a healthy baby- A girl at that! Even better!
-Save enough money to be able to take a full maternity leave- Thanks goodness! Though 12 weeks still wasn’t long enough.
-Not totally neglect Snoop because of Spawnie- Totally FAILED in 2010, but i’m happy to say 2011, particularly the month of December, was much better.
-Visit New York City- We did this! I went with my daughter to BlogHer.
-Write in my gratitude journal- What’s that again? #Fail
-Learn how to sew baby things- Not even close in 2010, but 2011 I started ROCKING my Domestic Diva Skills.
-Finish all of the hairbows I owe people for donating to March of Dimes (by Jan/Feb)- Yay! My blood pressure goes up just remembering the anxiety that gave me.
-Keep enjoying blogging, don’t make it “work”- 2010 it was more work than it was any other year. 2011 was better but I want to get back to this 2009 attitude.
-Visit the temple more- Ouch! This one was bad. Really really bad. Will need to re-goal this one.
-Read my scriptures daily- We did good reading the children’s versions in 2011. Need to get back into the real deal.
-Prepare and execute weekly family home evenings- Technically, almost every evening is family home evening, but I should maybe try to make this more official.
-Find ways to serve others- Who made these goals? I used to be a nice person!
-Enjoy being a new mom- Oh yes I have. Never stopped.

Back to the present now. … Are you following? It’s 2012 again. Ok, so we’re about to go back to the past but this time, to the beginning of 2011. Here were my goals, and how I’m analyzing them now:

More Photographs.- Umm. Yes. That’s an understatement.
More interaction.-Yea, if you count my Facebook page. I chat yalls ears off over there.
Less comparing myself and my blog to others.- I did better than I did in 2010 but not where I want to be yet. Now I just compare myself to hot mama style bloggers. *sigh*
More honesty- What, did I think I was a liar? Not sure what I meant but I think I meant less “sponsored” stuff, which I was good about. 
Less big company reviews.- Hardly did any.
More supporting mom-owned shopsDid this for awhile, then just stopped giveaways almost completely.
Less arguing.Oh yea, hardly any heated debates in 2011. Those are so lame.
More passion.- Yes. But need more.
More returning the comment love.- Sucked at this, but I just got too busy.
More giving back to charities (like we did for March of Dimes).- Did really bad at this too on my own blog, but I donated to other fundraisers people organized. I’ll give it to you. I mean, me.

Sad I didn’t make more personal goals. My goals for 2012 are going to be the best yet. Because this is going to be the best year ever. … If the world doesn’t end.

Here are my goals. I desperately want to elaborate on each one but I’ll just save them for individual posts:

Write my blog like it’s for just me and my best friend
Get on the other side of the [still] camera more
Do at least one random act of kindness a week
Go to church, even if it kills me
Shop (or make things) for myself
Read the scriptures like it’s Twilight
Enter to win an award
Complete my “to do before #2” list
Make another baby (maybe)
Laugh more
Cook something for heaven’s sakes! And keep cooking!
Get organized!
Print more photos
Do the food storage thing
Be nice to Snoop
Be a totally awesome mom

I purposely put some hard ones on there and focused more on my life than my blog because my life is more important and if I’m doing these things I’ll have plenty to blog about. I’m really excited to tackle these then look back and see how I’ve done in 2013 (if we all survive that long).

Did you make some goals this year? I’d love to hear! Feel free to leave a link if you’ve written a post like this too.

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  1. I think less is more 🙂 I kind of went with that on my blog too! Family is first 🙂 I think you will really enjoy serving once a week, I did this last year, and It really helped me grow a lot! 🙂 Keep being inspirational! Love ya!

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