|Last year's resolutions - the review
||[Dec. 29th, 2005|05:42 pm]
I set a lot of goals for myself at the beginning of 2005. As the year draws to a close, it's time to review those goals. The good thing - and the bad thing - about LJ is that you can go into your archives and see the unvarnished version of what you set out to accomplish. Assuming you don't cheat, there's no forgetting the goals.
This is the most comprehensive list of things I wanted to accomplish, with my "scorcard." I did cut out the things that were simply maintenance for the sake of brevity.
Get enough sleep to stay healthy. Not even close. 6 hours a night is the most I manage during school. This should get better with the end of school, though.
Exercise and diet to get my weight under control. Much more successful. I lost over 70 pounds this year, and logged more than 2000 exercise miles between walking, biking, and the NordicTrack.
Better meal planning to eat healthier and save money We did better at this off and on. Need more consistency in the coming year.
Attention to the garden in summer I cheated on this one. Kristi was here and did all the garden work, so it was done, just not by me. Definitely goes onto next year's goals, now that my live-in gardener is busy with her own life.
Keep house organized and neat. Needs serious work. Definitely in next year's goals.
Budget. What month is it? Doing better, but still getting a handle on this.
Marry our finances. Mission accomplished.
Revise Will. Shame on us. Must still be done.
Connect with friends. Up and down, but for the most part successful.
Better at contacting family. Ditto. Part of the problem is that I hate talking on the phone, so it's tough.
Read more. I did a good job of this. Using the NordicTrack helps a lot, because it's 45-50 minutes 5-6 times a week that I read. And riding the bus. That definitely gives me time.
Dancing lessons. We tried. Utter failure.
Wine classes. Again, we missed on this one entirely.
Outdoor activities Biked a lot, but other than that, not much. I want to up that in the future.
Writing. Well, there's always next year.
It was a very ambitious set of goals, and frankly I forgot some of them entirely, but I don't think I did half bad. This year I intend to choose more carefully and stay more focused. 2006 resolutions will go up tomorrow.