Making and executing 52 goals sounded pretty much impossible around this time last year. I am really glad that I made the goals and realized just having them written down helped me stay focused on accomplishing them. So here is what I got done with some thoughts...
Project 52 Goals
I really enjoyed having a set day for laundry. When I got pregnant I got off schedule for a few months but really tried hard to keep it going. I think Aaron liked having it on a set day as well so he always knew when to add things to the hamper.
Done! This was a hard but an incredible experiment. I'm so glad I had a friend to do it with (Thanks Rachel) and friends that have done it to keep me going. You really do feel incredible while doing the program and the 12lb weight loss was nice too. After a very long time of trying to get pregnant I have to wonder if me getting pregnant a couple weeks after finishing the program was more than a coincidence.
3. Start and attend a spanish class taught by my husband- Not done.
4. Volunteer in the community once per quarter of the year (1/4)- Only got one done (we helped dig out the flood victims early this year). Getting pregnant made this a little harder- not an excuse though. I did however try to do more service for those around me.
5. Learn to play one of the nursery songs on the piano each month till all are learned.- I learned three. I still want to learn them all even though I'm not in primary any more.
I actually did this for a long time. I was at the gym 3x per week and then usually took substantial bike ride 1-2 times per week. Then morning sickness happened. I did keep up going to the gym 3x per week until about the time I was 32 week pregnant.
I'm going to count this one done. We rode at least 2x/week until we decided it was just to much and a little dangerous for me.
Did it on my birthday! I loved it.
Done! My favorite one was with Karen and Rachel.
These were really fun. We went out for dinner one time and then got pedicures and dinner the other time. I hope to do more of these this coming year.
Thanks to a request from Dawn Cook to sing at a funeral we learned a new duet and I kid you not, sang it 4 times after that in various wards.
Done! It was easy (time consuming but easy) and now I'm a certified apartment manager.
This was a big one but we saved our money and were able to go to Miami for my older brothers wedding to the cutest girl. My mom and sis went too so we had a blast!
It was a picture with a special poem on it. Kind of mushy but Aaron was really sweet about it:-)
Thanks to an awesome VT partner we got this done! Even if it just meant a card in the mail.
I actually haven't counted so I'm not sure.
Done. We had fun inviting some new couples over for dinner. I would like to increase this goal for next year.
19. Vacuum on Saturdays
Nope. At least I got the laundry on a schedule. Maybe this one will happen in 2012
20. Go to the Temple 12 times (12/12)
Done! I almost didn't make it but with some help from my sweet husband I went for my 11th and 12th time on Jan. 29th & 30th. Talk about cutting it close! I do have to say that the last two times were really special experiences and I'm really glad that I did it.
I'm kind of cheating with this one. I did bear my testimony but it was at the end of a talk. Next year I want it to be during testimony meeting.
Done. This is a good habit that I'm glad we got into. Aaron helped me remember this one all year.
I can't believe I actually did this! In the nick-of-time too since I did it in March and got prego the end of April. Rachel, I couldn't have run the whole thing with out you!
24. Return music to Long Beach Stake
Not done and I'm mad about it. It is such an easy thing to do and I just keep forgetting.
Done. This was fun and I hope to do it again next year.
This was also a very rewarding goal that I'm glad I got to accomplish. Having it as a goal helped me be more outgoing with volunteering.
I've been taking a lot of baths the last couple weeks and I'm loving them.
It was a relief society activity and Amber taught it. So fun!
30. Write in my journal 52 times (8/52)
I used to write in my journal EVERY night. Why is it so hard now?
31. Send out Christmas news letter
Not done, but I will change this one to sending out a birth announcement in Jan.
32. Go to the Dentist
I'm embarrassed. Not done. I should have done it early in the year cause once I got pregnant I just didn't want to.
This turned out so cute. It is amazing how much a little paint will do for a room. I will be doing a post with pictures soon.
We did this for our 5 year anniversary in February and had a great time.
I didn't do this but instead sent Aaron with our neighbor (who's wife is also very pregnant) Lars to spend the whole day there. They had so much fun. Probably more fun then he would have had with me since I can't do startours without having a panic attack.
Aaron was also a big help with this one. We got in the habit of reading our scriptures and praying together every morning.
Done! Then I was released :(
38. Hand out 5 pass-along cards (0/5)
I should have just kept them in my purse. I kept forgetting. Maybe I can run to the store tonight and hand them out to 5 random people?
Kind of done. Not by a lot.
Thank goodness I figured out that I'm gluten intolerant. I have completed 1.5 years of being gluten free!
41. Take vitamins everyday
Can't get around this one when you are pregnant. I do have to admit though that I am sick of taking them.
I drank at least 4 glasses.
43. Add three months (each) of food storage
Not done. Our budget was to tight for this one this year.
Done. We have one of those big blue water storage things on our back patio and it is filled.
Done! I helped through Shawna's baby shower and had so much fun doing it. I'm excited to help with another one early in January.
46. Clean off my chair in my bedroom 1x per week
I really tried.
I did this on the phone with the person that cleans the apartments for my company. He only speaks spanish and I usually have Aaron call for me. I had Aaron sitting next to me just in case I needed help.
Got pregnant, tired, poor, and didn't want to try to get into a leotard.
49. Read each book club book. (5/12)
I started off the year strong and then lost motivation. Usually b/c it was a pain to get the book.
Done. I can't remember what I sang though.
51. Make a skirt and wear it to church
Half done. I made a skirt but it was to ugly to wear anywhere.
52. Purchase a gun
This will have to be next year too as long as the budget allows.
2011 was a great year. I feel like I have accomplished a lot. But the biggest goal that was accomplished was getting pregnant and carrying that baby to full term and I am so excited that we were able to do this. I didn't add it to the 52 list because it was a personal goal but it has been the most incredible thing I have experienced.
I hope you all have a great 2012 and I can't wait to see your goals for next year!