Monday, March 2

New Years Goals Update

Hey friends! I thought today would be a great time to look back on my New Years goals and check to see how I'm doing on them. And maybe it seems stupid, but I usually forget all about my New Years goals until the end of the year. I don't want to do that this year, so let's check out where I'm at!

  • Start a new 12x12 project
My goal for this year was to read another 12 books - this time, books I'd already read as well as books I hadn't read before. This year's project is going SO well! I'm currently about to start my 7th book of the year, and it's only March! Holy moly, right?

Watership Down (Coming Soon)
Gideon's Trumpet (Coming Soon)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Coming Soon)
The Princess Bride (About to Read)

  • Notice when I'm gossiping
I've done really well on this for the beginning of the year: I've noticed when I'm doing it, and I think it helps me avoid gossiping at least half the time. I haven't done much gossiping in general (which I'm thrilled by), but I think it's going to be harder since I'm back at school again.

  • 30x30 yoga project
I haven't done this project yet! I'm trying to get in shape "again" after a week of stress and then immediately a week of relaxation. I just got back into the gym this morning, so I think this project will have to wait a few months. I'm really excited for it!

  • Give away 200 things
So far this year, I've given away 76 things and counting!

  • Have a law school book club meeting
Still no progress on this front. Working on it!

  • Make blogging calendars each month
Success! I've made blogging calendars for each month so far. Here's to doing this the rest of the year!

  • Find and cook two or more recipes each month
I've done this so far this year! I keep finding new recipes on Pinterest and I've actually made some (shocker)! I love Pinterest, but actually making the recipes or doing the crafts is not my strong suit. I've been working hard on trying new things, and I've really enjoyed my new recipes! I made this kick ass sriracha-honey chicken a few weeks ago, and I can't wait to make it again. It was THAT good!

  • Make my bed every day
This one's touch and go. I've done a pretty good job so far, which has surprised me. There are always a few days where I don't quite get to it, but most of the time I manage to do it. No one except J and my family truly knows what a miracle this is!

  • Physical fitness goals
I've worked out 5 times a week at the gym every time I could since I got back to Concord with two exceptions: One week where I did 4 times because I was sick, and the week before break because I was so overwhelmed with homework! I'm really proud of myself for working so hard, but more than that, I've really felt a big change in my body and my stress levels! I'm excited to be getting back to the gym this week. :)

  • Reward myself when I reach my goals!
Sooo about this... Haven't done this at all. I need to brainstorm some cute/easy/fun rewards!

Since it's only March, I'm really happy with where I'm at with my goals! :) I still need to work on getting rid of more stuff, making my bed, and rewarding myself when I reach my goals! How do you think I should reward myself?


  1. It looks like your doing well with your resolutions. Congratulations, that's a tough feat. I like the 12x12 project, nothing like reading old and new books to get those creative juices flowing.

    1. Thank you! It was much harder last year, but I think I've gotten back into the "habit" of reading, even during law school. :) It's definitely improved my life!

      xo Madie