For 2014, I made 12 personal goals in addition to goals DG and I wanted to accomplish in a year. I thought I would recap with you how I did.
1. Learn calligraphy.
I took Melissa Esplin’s I Still Love Calligraphy course. I loved doing calligraphy but haven’t been praticing since I made all our wedding placecards. I hope to start practicing again in 2015!
2. No shopping for 3 months.
These goals never work for me. Ever. I put too much pressure on myself to not do it, that I end up shopping more. Blegh.
3. Create a cleaning plan and stick it it.
This worked depending on the week. Some weeks DG & I were just literally slammed. With me working 4 jobs and with DG being busy with soccer, it just happened. But we did a much better job overall.
4. Budget monthly.
I definitely budgeted every month, but sometimes things came up where we couldn’t stick to our exact budget. DG and I are trying to be more serious about this for 2015!
5. Pay off my credit card.
I took care of some of this, but not all. That’s where DG and I will be more serious this year.
6. Finalize my vision for the wedding.
I’m not sure that the vision ever came together 100%. I certainly didn’t wing it, but I certainly didn’t stress about what the final outcome would be. I trusted my day-of coordinator and my florist to pull it together and they did.
7. Run 100 miles in a month.
Nope. Maybe 2015.
8. Run the St. Paddy’s 8K in 43 minutes.
This I did complete! And I’m hoping for a similar time for 2015!
9. Run Raleigh’s Rock n Roll half marathon in under 2 hours.
Nope! This was the hardest half marathon I’ve run. There were various points where I was crying. This year’s half marathon will just be to run and have a good time. No time goal.
10. Step up my blog game.
My goal last year was somewhat accomplished. I still have a long way to go, but I’ve had two redesigns and have a camera that can take better quality pictures. DG is still not 100% on board with taking pictures of outfits for Champagne & Suburbs, but he’s getting a little better.
11. Wear lipstick.
Definitely tried this and I love wearing lipstick now.
12. Be positive.
This came and went. But I tried to make a more conscious effort and I definitely felt better overall.
How’d you do with your goals for 2014?
Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often says
I am working on being better on coming up with goals and reviewing them throughout the year. You did good with your goals! The 100 miles in a month seems like a tough one.
Happy New Year friend! I think you did a great job with your goals! I had one "goal" for 2014 and it was to be unapologetically myself. And I think I made big leaps into that goal compared to all my insecurity from years past. Here's to a great and productive 2015!
I usually tell myself "no new clothes in January". That way I can take stock on what I really would like to buy and February 1st feels like a party. I have myself on a spending freeze for the next 30 days. Just to focus on where I'm actually spending money.
Kudos to you for owning up to what worked and what didn't 🙂
Claire | Fashion + Feathers says
"DG is still not 100% on board with taking pictures of outfits for Champagne & Suburbs, but he's getting a little better." Hilarious! My photographer doesn't make too many comments about it but I know he thinks I'm crazy. Especially when I'm asking him to capture specific details or something… he just kinda looks directly at me with one eyebrow raised like, "Woman, I'm taking these damn pictures, you'll be happy with whatever you end up with!" Lol.
I'm also really interested to know about this calligraphy course you took. I've looked for options but haven't come up with any locally.
i love one of your goals was to wear lipstick. one of my goals is definitely to run a half marathon in under 2 hours, but i'm not going to pressure myself so much that i hate it – been there, done that. just want to run and have fun, like you said 🙂 oh i did no shopping – clothes accessories shoes etc – for one month in 2014 and it's one of my goals this year to be smarter about shopping. because i didn't buy clothes etc but i bought a crap ton of books and house stuff. if its not one thing, its the other. so i need to learn how to not waste money on anything and everything, really 😉
Brittany @ Perpetually Daydreaming says
I love that you learned calligraphy! I need to add that to my to do list. I'm always jealous of the cute calligraphy-addressed cards at Christmas!