I love making resolutions for a new year. Last year, I had a list of goals for myself, and I’m checking in to see how I did.
hobbies – get some
I tried a few things, but haven’t found anything that really did it for me. Maybe it’s time to accept that reading and blogging are my two main hobbies. I honestly don’t have time for much else. I spend most of my kid free time with friends or with my boyfriend.
keep running and keep improving
I rocked this goal, even through chemo and rads. When I wrote this list, I could only run about 5k. This October I ran a half-marathon and beat my goal time.
vacation – take one
It’s hard to vacation when you are going through cancer treatment, but I did manage to take a weekend vacation to Cancun. It was amazing. Next year is looking much more promising on the travel front.
I aced this. My goal was 24. I have read 29 so far, and have at least a few more in me before the end of the year.
attend more concerts
Done. This year I saw: Tegan & Sara, The Joy Formidable, Dave Matthews Band, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Jill and Kate, The Neighbourhood (twice!), Silversun Pickups, Cage the Elephant, and (part of a set for) Imagine Dragons. There may be more, but I can’t remember right now.
take photos with a real camera
EPIC FAIL. I take pics with my phone because it’s convenient. I just can’t be bothered to carry a camera around. I need to accept this.
I think I have done this, though not as well as I had hoped. I’ve eaten a lot more veggies, and I’ve learned that I like a lot of them. I’m been preparing more meals at home. It’s a work in progress.
learn to enjoy my own company
I’ve done this. I’m no longer scared to go out on my own. In fact, I bought a ticket to see The Arctic Monkeys even though I didn’t have a date. (For the record, I do have a date now, but I would have gone alone.) I just purchased a single ticket to go see The Nutcracker next weekend. This year I went to several meals alone, the art museum, and the movies.
I’m working on my 2014 resolutions list. I love this time of year.