The point of this was to push myself to try new projects and tackle more challenges. I think it's safe to say that here, I went above and beyond. From lampshades, to coasters, to anniversary gifts, and more - I'm chalking this one up to a HUGE success.
I didn't go skydiving. I want to go skydiving but it's expensive and a little scary, but still something I want to do. So, one day, maybe I will - but maybe I need to stop setting deadlines for myself and just do it when the time is right.
I wouldn't say that I was hugely successful in this - but yes, I did build my savings a bit and I did pay off the majority of my credit card. I do still have some progress to make, and to keep continuing with, but I feel good about what I've done with this goal this year.
I have no excuses, I have no good explanations - this just didn't happen. I did run my first 5k, so that was awesome, but then um, running sort of fell out of my daily routine. And then I joined a gym, and um, I need to get back into my daily routine. In short, this goal was a disaster. Oops.
Major, major success - at least I think so. Josh and I have grown so much in our relationship this year - we're planning for the future, enjoying living together (on to our second apartment now!) and raising our adorable fur baby! I could not be more grateful, feel more blessed or be any luckier to be a part of this relationship and to know and love Josh. I am also incredible grateful for my family and I am thankful everyday to be a part of an incredible and loving family - one that I cherish every single day.
Sort of like running 365 miles, this just didn't happen either. I'm not sure if it's because of the time sessions take up, or simply the fact that I have to drive 15 minutes to get to the nearest reasonably priced hot yoga studio, or for some other reason - but unfortunately this goal was not met. Maybe in my next life.
Before, I could say hi, ask you how you were, tell you how I was, and say goodbye. Now I can say a few other things. I can tell you the days of the week, I can count a bit higher than 10, and if you ask me where something is, I can point and tell you either "It is here" or "It is there." You should know that I'm especially proud of my 'here' and 'there' ability. This may not be quite what I had in mind when I said I wanted to learn Spanish, but I think that baby steps here are important.
There's no cookbook, BUT there is the start of a collection of recipes that I want to experiment with to turn into a family cookbook. That totally doesn't count, at all, but still - at least it's some semblance of a start.
Finally, my last goal, and one that puts a huge smile on my face. With the exception of the past 5 or 6 weeks where daily blogging has fallen to the side due to an insane amount of busy in my life, I have grown this blog from the 10 readers I had last September, to the over 5,300 that I had this September. I have beyond loved every second of this experience - from making amazing friends, learning new things, and just getting to know myself a little bit more. I am so glad that I started blogging and I am so excited to continue on this journey!