So how did I do on my 2012 goals?
- Knit from my stash. I bought some yarn, not gonna lie. But I also made a few things from my stash, so that’s ok. I’m looking forward to being mindful of this in 2013 — I get a lot of satisfaction from finishing up things I already have.
- Knit a sweater. No go.
- Crochet a bedspread. Same here.
- Make 10 projects. I made nail polish earrings, tried lots of different manicures, and made a blanket. I crocheted ornaments for my Christmas tree and made gifts (future posts to come on those). I even started (and finished!) a scarf while I was in Ohio for Christmas.
10/10 = 100% BAM!
- Sew a quilt. Nope!
- Read 25 books this year. Here’s the full list:
- In the Devil’s Garden: A Sinful History of Forbidden Food by Stewart Lee Allen.
- Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman
- The Psychopath Test: A Short Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson
- At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson
- Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
- Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It by Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson
- Never Let Them See You Cry by Edna Buchanan
- Ted’s book for CTS
- North American Academy of Liturgy Proceedings (their annual journal that I edited)
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? And Other Concerns by Mindy Kaling
- Leaving Atlanta by Tayari Jones
- Candy Girl by Diablo Cody
- Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller
- Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton
- Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook by Anthony Bourdain
- Mama Ruby by Mary Monroe
- Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck
- Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation by Elissa Stein and Susan Kim
- Sexual Reckonings: Southern Girls in a Troubling Age by Susan K. Cahn
20/25 = 80%. Cloooose! There are also a couple books that I half finished, and I spent a lot of time reading online as well.
- Do one thing each month that will simplify my life. This went really well! I am a huge fan of efficiency and things going smoothly. Thanks to Amazon Prime for many of these!
- List my 3/3/3 daily. This went well! It’s easy to recognize the big things in life, but you should also marvel at and be grateful for the little mysteries and help.
- Lose 40 lbs. Not even close. I ended up weighing more at the end of the year than I did at the beginning.
- Drink more water. This went better in December, and for the year, I’d give myself about a 70 percent. I think I’m going to find a better daily tracker for this for 2013.
- Stop drinking soda. This was ok in December, but I definitely drank less soda in 2012.
- Connect with people more. This was good! At the beginning of the year, I’d envisioned writing letters and making calls, but sending funny things and Skyping was the way to go.
Gold star 2012! I’m looking forward to 2013.