It's finally time to look back at my 2012 goals and reflect on my
progress attempt at progress, while I start to outline my goals for 2013. I'm really excited and looking forward to this new year. I believe it will be my best year yet!
1. Pay off all credit card debt by June 30th!
Update - PARTIAL SUCCESS! We succeeded in paying off most of our credit card debt this year, with the exception of our zero interest credit card which expires in April 2013. The plan is to pay it off by then. I never want to put another penny towards credit card interest ever again.
2. Save $20K for a down payment on a condo.
Update - FAIL! This didn't happen. Due to several issues, including discovering that we weren't paying enough in taxes, we ended up changing plans and moving this goal out into the new year.
3. Buy our first home together.
Update - FAIL! Again, the house buying goal has been moved out a bit.
4. Succeed in 10-pound weight loss challenge.
Update - SUCCESS! Yes, I so kicked butt in this challenge that Newlyweds on a Budget held. I actually ended up winning a prize, which was an added bonus. Thanks Erika!
5. Indulge in my love for movies more.
Update - SUCCESS! I have definitely done this in 2012! I actually kept a log of
6. Blog more often.
Update - FAIL! I had such a great routine going where I was able to get some daily blog time in during the day at work and since that changed, I haven't come up with a new routine that works.
7. Take a vacation.
Update - SUCCESS! We got to spend a week in Mexico in 2012. It was glorious! The pic above is one I took while lounging on the beach. I keep it as my desktop pic and it's daily visual reminder of the relaxing trip we had. I can't wait to go back!
8. Finish "What Color is Your Parachute" book.
Update - FAIL! We moved and this book ended up in storage.
9. Give yoga a try.
Update - FAIL! I didn't get around to trying yoga in 2012, but I did already in 2013!
10. Play piano more often.
Update - PARTIAL SUCCESS! I did play our keyboard a bit before we moved and it got packed up and put in storage.
11. Get on the water!
Update - FAIL! I didn't get on the water in 2012. Wow, I'm picking up a theme here :(
Update - SUCCESS! I am happy to say that I was able to read 12 books this year, including the Hunger Games and Fifty Shades series. I also found a new author I enjoy, Adele Parks.. I look forward to continuing to read more books in 2013.