We’re a little over six months into 2014. It’s about the time where I start to get a little panicky about how fast time flies, only to stop myself because that’s pretty cliche and also, that’s how life works. Time passes.
I’m very goal-oriented and task-driven and work best when I have something to work towards. This is why resolutions are essential for me–I think it gives me some focus for my entire year. Most of the time my resolutions focus on an overarching theme–a big picture item–with a measurable goal. For instance, I’ll focus on the big theme of “save money” with attainable monthly savings goals.
This year I decided to add to those resolutions and create a “bucket list” of sorts, compiled of 12 items. These twelve things are one-off things–things that didn’t necessarily fit into a bigger theme, but were important to me nonetheless.
I think six months is a good time for a check in. How am I doing? Well, let’s see.
- Redesign the Blog. Check! I changed the name for good measure, too.
- Go to my two wonderful friends’ wedding in March. We went, we danced, we visited with friends–it was a beautiful weekend. I loved how much love was everywhere. Anna and Lars were just so happy to get to be married to each other. Plus, K got to see where I grew up, a region he deemed, “real Texas.”
- Meet Tom. Then continue to visit Tom (and company) as much as possible. You know I did this. You know it was amazing. Here’s one more picture just in case you needed a pick-me-up today.
- Participate in Rachel Ray’s Great American Cookbook Contest. Yep! I submitted my entry back in January. I didn’t make it through to the next round, but I had a lot of fun playing Food Star while K played director. Also, I’m so awkward.
- Buy a new bed. I finally did it, and it wasn’t a big deal at all! For some reason I thought buying a bed was like buying a car, and the furniture salesman would try to hustle me if I didn’t go in knowing exactly what I wanted. For those of you adults out there, you know that this is not the case. It’s just furniture!
- Make Homemade Pasta. Oof. I can tell you that I’ve tried, and I can tell you that I was not successful. I’m talking up to my elbows in flour while K looked up youtube videos to find out what I was doing wrong. I’m talking flour tornado. I’m not crossing this off the list yet because I will get it right. I will!
Six (five) out of six ain’t bad! I’m still working on chipping away at the rest of the list. Most notably, I’m gearing up to try that juice cleanse. I’m equal parts excited and terrified. What if I don’t like the green juice??
Do you make resolutions? Have you taken some time to reflect? Try it, I bet you’re doing better than you think. And if you’re not, well what better time for a little kick in the pants to get you back on track?