Wednesday, May 9, 2012

12 things in review

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I posted a list of goals for 2012 at the end of February, which you can see here, or simply access the 12 things in 2012 page. Since it's been a little over 2 months, I figured I should check how far I've gone, and what I'm slacking on. I don't know about you, but I tend to make long lists and big plans and they simply get forgotten. So drumroll, please:

1-Deepen my relationship with Christ- that's a huge one, and something I'll never be able to completely tick off my list. I have been working on listening, although sometimes I have failed miserably.

2-Lose weight- I have lost four pounds since I wrote this post. It is not much at all, but I've been taking the long, healthy route for that one. Yay!

3-Paint and do some at least five DYI projects around my house- I've managed three projects in two months! Cannot believe it! I finally have my wall of inspiration up, made my own note board with wallpaper and glass and finished my knob hanger!

4-Improve my cooking- Have been definetely slacking on this one. Yes, I've made a Summer Succotash, a Country Salad and a Zuchinni and Azuki soup, but I've maily been sticking to letting my husband cook. Oh, the shame!

5-Learn to sew- Say what? I haven't even tried to think about this one!

6-Get my Education specialist degree (almost there!)I really HAVE been working hard on this one. Getting all my internship paperwork done so I can graduate!

7-Submit my writing for a blog as a guest blogger- I actually did, for a lovely Christian blog that shall remain nameless. Needless to say, my writing did not get posted- yet. I just need to keep trying!

8-Cut off animal products- Oh, but I do looove me some cheese. Haven't had the guts to do this yet. I did, however, manage to swap honey for Agave. Yum!

9-Set a workout routine- and stick to it!- Ok, now I am just embarassing myself. Next!

10-Take more pictures (of pretty much everything)- I have begun, especially since I discovered PicMonkey! Still have a long way to go, though!

11-Volunteer somewhere- I sorta did. I found a NGO that helps rescue dogs and place them in adoption. My husband and I became 'godparents' to a doggy by helping financially. I left my info with the NGO's director, now I am waiting on her to let me know how I can help!

12-Learn to manage save money- We are getting there. We radically cut down our eating out habits, and I've been learning to be a bit more frugal. We have managed to cut down the dent in our checking account, but we are not there yet...

So overall, I think I am on track! Yes, there are three items I have not yet dealt with, and most are still ongoing, but I can definetely say I am better off than I was two months ago! Yay!

How about you? Do you regularly check your goals to see if you are still on track?