It's my one-year blogging anniversary!
Overall, I am happy with this blog. I feel like I am growing with it-learning to write better posts, selecting topics-and posting fairly regularly.
I have been quiet lately-but I promise, there is a good reason-and I have several posts sitting and waiting final editing.
Here are the goals I set for the year 2010 and how I did:
1) Adopt a child. (Become foster parent as part of process(?))
--This goal wasn't accomplished. Various reasons.
2) Exercise regularly
--I was doing great-I lost 20 pounds. I was walking 15+ miles a week. I ran a whole mile-I was working on 2 miles. Then something derailed me-and it got cold and it snowed. I am back to walking-inside and I will keep it up-but running miles-not for several months-think fall.
3) Eat healthier
-I really feel like I accomplished this goal. I eat more whole foods. I eat less processed foods. My lunches and dinners are good portions and my snacks are healthy. It isn't 100% but I feel like I am at a good place-and it isn't a struggle at all!
4) Minimize the clutter in my house
-I organized every room in the house this summer. I cleaned, I boxed up for yard sales, I donated, I scrubbed the walls even-but it doesn't feel better. For 2 reasons: 1 I live with a pack rat-who won't let me go thru his stuff. 2) the basement. 50% is the pack-rats. 25% needs gone through by me (and trashed/donated). 25% is still sitting there waiting on a yard sale
5) Grow out my nails
-I tried-and failed. It will happen-eventually.
6) Pay off my own credit cards.
-I paid off my car. I paid off half of a credit card. It's difficult with a husband who has been out of work for over a year.
I am not setting specific goals for 2011. Just general ideas:
I plan on continuing to eat healthy, exercise regularly, spend wisely, decrease debt, increase savings and do things that make me happy and build my happy family.
I want to take more pictures, learn to use my new photo editing software, continue reading great books and clean that basement.
I want my walls to have framed photos on them-not just in my computer.
Above all-I want 2011 to be a wonderfully happy and memorable year.