Year 26

Another day and another year older!  Time flies.  26 was a good year.  Certainly some bumps in the road and not everything I expected but that’s life.  First year of married life was good.  I have great friends.  I had lots of fun with MEP.  I have a job, a car and a place to live – things I don’t take for granted at all.  

Last year I set 25 goals for myself and I did REALLY well!

  1. Be a better blogger – To say I’ve been a bad blogger is an understatement but I’m determined to improve.
  2. Go to Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village – my favorite thing to do in life possibly but we didn’t go last year.
  3. Fill in the gaps in my wardrobe – there are some things I want and I want to actually get them.
  4. Read – I haven’t been a complete bum in this area.  I’ve just writing my own things other than reading the past six months.
  5. Swear less – with no frakking exceptions.  I found this very fun manners flyer from 100 years ago for my MEP girls and I should start practicing what I preach. <—- MMMM I’m an awful judge of this.  Anyone care to tell me?
  6. Run a 5k – I’ve said this so many times but I’m determined to do it this year no matter if I’m running November 3rd 2013. <—- SUPER proud of this!
  7. Learn to accessorize – I want to expand my wardrobe but I also want to learn to play with what I have with new jewelry.
  8. Send more cards.  Kat sends cards for everything and I think that is so nice.  I’m determined to be better about that too – at the very least with just Kat.  <—– Last minute save
  9. Eat more vegetables, and less sweets – I’m not a horrific eater but my greens v. dessert ratios are completely inverted.
  10. Visit New York City.  I’ve been wanting to go back for years – this is the year.
  11. See Bond! 
  12. Spend quality time with Danny – We spend time together but sometimes we spend more time together doing our own thing than doing things together.  For that reason I would like to do 25 things from this 77 Date Night list.  <—- I think we did better with hit category.
  13. Practice Spanish.  I don’t think I’ve completely lost my Spanish knowledge and I’d like to keep it that way.
  14. Keep the house clean – This will be more challenging than not swearing.  I will clean this place spotless but it’s still a disaster in a day.
  15. Go to Eastern Market – I’m not sure we went at all this year 
  16. Spend time with family and friends – I’m really good at it with some people and really bad at it with others.  I want to make a concerted effort to do well with everyone.
  17. Plan meals – I want to do this for fiscal and health reasons.  Not having a consistent food plans leads us to occasionally going out and/or eating unhealthy foods.
  18. Save money – this has basically been an impossible goal up to this point.  It’s still looking pretty dire but fingers crossed.
  19. Dedicate a set time for MEP work – I spend time on MEP but I could spend more time on it.  I really liked last weeks lesson and want to structure more like that – I also need to find a mortician for Britney.
  20. Learn to do at home mani-pedis
  21. Volunteer more – I’ve been a definite bum in this area.  I do MEP but I could totally do more
  22. Go to Cranbrook – I’ve had this on my to-do list for a very long time.  Maybe I can actually get it done this year!
  23. Sarah Richardson bedroom – this might be asking too much but it’s be a lot of fun to start accumulating the things from my SR bedroom Pinterest page.  <—– NEARLY FINISHED!
  24. Meditate – I was good for a few days then I stopped but I think it could be useful so I want to give it a go again.
  25. Be happy.

This year I want to keep it up!  I’m not going to set a specific number of goals but here are some things I’d like to accomplish:

  • Establish a facial routine and learn to put on make-up.
  • Finish my International Literary project
  • Give ODKB a try
  • Be a better, nicer person
  • Find a new job
  • Run a 10k
  • Learn to cook food my sickies Danny and B can eat
  • Work on Roosevelt research
  • Maintain my weight
  • Stay within our budget
  • Keep the house clean
  • Wake up earlier
  • Learn to garden

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