This started as a linkup but I have since unfollowed the girls who started this (for no juicy reasons other than their blogs' content was irrelevant to my interests) so I've been keeping up with it on my own! This is the final update for the year and while it's not 100% complete, I'm happy with what I've accomplished this year. It's crazy how much my goals have changed in the past 365 days though!
This means it's done!
This means it's not.
1. Visit my beautiful best friend, Catalina, in NYC
Read 35 new books. Read 45 new books
I might even hit 50!
Done! On #49 now!
Update #1: I'm honestly not sure about this one anymore. I think I may continue to practice my faith in my own home. I may touch more on this later, but I don't think I will ever find a religion that completely works for me. My beliefs don't 100% run with the Bible and though I am okay with that, I'd feel weird surrounding myself with people who aren't. Have you ever been in this situation?
Update #2: I stand by this still. I wrote a little more here on why I feel this is best for me.
--Final update: I continue to work on my faith but privately and I like it better that way. To each their own!
4. Replace my very old (2002) car
5. Find an apartment or house we truly love
Update #1: I suppose this one can be considered done! We will be moving into his mom's house after she moves out to help take care of his sickly grandparents later this year. They are currently trying to sell their land in NM so they can move down to Texas. A house instead of an apartment? Yes please!
Update #2: They SOLD! So now all they have to do is find somewhere down here to move into and then we can take the house! YAY!
Final Update: This has been the longest process everrrrrrrr. I was frustrated about it in the beginning but it honestly gave me time to pay for my education (instead of rent) so I'm taking advantage of it. His timing is perfect after all! As much as I can't wait to live with Dereck, we've just got to be patient as this process continues.
6. Try 20 new recipes
I tried a lot of new recipes but not 20! I don't think. But I've definitely been trying new stuff in the kitchen so while this isn't technically done, it's a work in progress for sure!
7. Run a 5k
Update: I was told by my podiatrist it wouldn't be a great idea to jump into a 5K this year. I need to strengthen my legs, feet, ankles, (I sound like an old lady haha), before I can even think about going distances. He did clear me for short distances so I've been working on my mile time. Sometimes things don't go as planned, but you just have to find a way to adjust and work around them! :)
Final update: I've been getting stronger but have ways to go before I can participate in anything like this! Maybe in 2014?
LOL @ myself for even putting this on here. This was accomplished back when I was saving for my car but since then, my "savings" has been quite.... not four figures. :) Between traveling, Christmas, and going back to school.... yeah. It fluctuates a lot!
9. Go to the beach again
10. Make another photo book
I will make another one of these, but won't start it until next year!
I started playing again at home but didn't enjoy it enough to spend the money to pursue this one. Lessons are extremely pricey and I feel like that money can go somewhere more important! Like tuition! :)
12. Hand write a letter
I no longer give a shit what I weigh. As long as I like how I look and am continuing to stay active, that's good enough for me! It's funny how much this goal has changed in the last year. The reasons I used to workout were so vain.... now I do it because I like the way it makes me feel. I am the healthiest and most fit I've been as an adult! The scale serves almost no purpose to me anymore. (Except for Thanksgiving, obviously) I could write a whole post about this! I'll save that for another day.
14. Go back to school
I start on January 17th, 2014! YIKES!
15. Visit my brother in College Station
We went twice!
16. Get the tattoo(s) I've been wanting!
Maybe next year?
17. Go somewhere I've never been before (not counting NYC)
We went floating in New Braunfels for the first time and we've also been riding (four wheelers) in Crosby, TX. DONE!
18. Play paintball again
19. Purchase a digital camera (iPhone, you are not cutting it anymore)
Ironically, I still use my iPhone to take pictures... 100% of the time. #fail
One day I'd like to save up for a fancy shmancy DSLR!
20. Purchase and read a bible and/or a daily devotional book/study
Again, I'm looking at some of these goals and I'm just like.... "Why did I want to accomplish this again?" (The piano and tattoo ones specifically, haha) The ones I am happiest for or most proud of are going to NY and College Station, changing that stupid ass weight goal, finally buying my first new car, and (the most important one) going back to school!
I will probably never set 20 goals for a year like that again. Some of them seem like things I just threw in the list to hit 20. Will I make goals again in 2014? You bet your ass this list queen will do it again! I just won't have 20 on there, I don't think.
Did you have a list of goals for the year? How did you do?