I’m late on my “New Years” post, as per usual. It’s almost the fourth week of January and I’m barely getting to this. Oops! Figures that one of my goals for the new year is to be better organized and productive with my time…I’m getting there, I swear!
I read somewhere that before setting new goals, it’s a good idea to look over what you’ve already accomplished. I think that makes sense, because by looking back at all of my goals and the things I have done makes me feel like I can accomplish whatever crazy and seemingly unattainable goals I set for myself this year.
So, in the last year, Dustin and I celebrated our first year of marriage (which I consider a huge milestone because the first year of marriage can be a challenge).
Dustin and I picked out a puppy and brought her home! Rosie has been the best addition to our family and I can’t say enough how much we love her spunky spirit and personality. We have learned so much as we have worked to train her and take care of her. One of my big goals for 2014 was to work on changing our lifestyle and becoming healthier. Rosie really helped kick that goal into gear because of all the walks and bike rides I needed to take her on to help get her energy out and keep her healthy and fit. I lost eight pounds and have kept it off without changing anything but my activity levels with Rosie.
I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in English Education! What a huge deal to finally complete my college education. So much time and energy went into getting that degree and it was a huge accomplishment for me, the girl who had cancer and who struggled to keep up with her high school class, to walk across that stage and get my degree.
I was asked to stay on at the high school that I did my student teaching at as a substitute. I somehow did well enough in my student teaching for my mentor teacher and other teachers in the department to pull some strings and get me on the sub list just so I could come sub for them!
Looking back at 2014 and the things I’ve accomplished makes me feel pretty proud of myself! I got some serious stuff done!
Looking forward to 2015, I have a few goals that I want to work on:
1. Step up my exercise level and work on strengthening my knee. Dustin and I have already been better about this (we’ve walked a mile a day for the last four days at the indoor track) and plan on working on our consistency with that routine before pushing ourselves further. I am so surprised at how sore I am after walking four miles in the last four days! The arches of my feet, my calves and lower back are all aching, but in a good way! Our hope is that if we can become consistent, it will be easier to add in other types of workouts later on in the year.
2. Meet my goal of reading 75 books this year! Enough said!
3.Work on my photography! I am planning on taking some workshops this summer to improve!
4. Build my blog up. I really enjoy blogging and it gives me a fun creative outlet. My first few steps include setting up its’ own facebook page and getting some followers on bloglovin’. (It would make my day if you hop on over and like it!) I also want to start posting more consistently with some recipes and crafts!
I have a couple other goals for this year, but I can’t reveal them just yet. Dustin and I have some exciting news we are waiting to announce (no, I’m not pregnant) and our goals revolve around that announcement. When some last things get set in stone, I’ll let you know what else 2015 has in store for us. It’s gonna be good.
What are some of your goals for the new year?