Kelsey's 2012 Goals Recap

We have our 2013 family meeting in 12 days so I'm currently thinking up some goals for next year. First, let's see how I did on my 2012 goals! (I've crossed out the ones I completed.) *Read through the First Steps Bible reading plan on Youversion. So, this was a total fail on my part. I'm not even sure when I stopped reading. Instead, I completed a few devotionals this year, and am currently in a year-long parenting devotional. I read it on my phone almost every day before I get out of bed, and although I didn't read the entire Bible as planned, I definitely grew in my faith this year. God has been teaching me a lot through Rooney, and Women of Faith was also an amazing experience for me.

*Read six books. I did this one! And by the time the year is over, I will have read seven. Which is kind of a miracle, if you ask me, considering I think I read one book in 2011 and had a lot less free time this year. I've also referred to a number of baby books for information, but didn't read them cover to cover. I read:

  1. Getting Things Done by David Allen
  2. StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath
  3. The Love Dare by Stephen and Alex Kendrick
  4. New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding by the American Academy of Pediatrics
  5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  6. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  7. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (I'm on track to finish this next week!)

*Move Snappy Casual from Tumblr to WordPress. Check! We completed this in July.

*Lose all the pregnancy weight by our 10-year high school class reunions in July. I was really fortunate to lose all my baby weight fairly quickly. I actually lost 24 pounds in the first 10 days, leaving only three pounds to go. The weight loss since then has been slower, but I fit into my old jeans so I think I'm back to my original size.

*Purge our house and keep it clutter-free. We have done quite well on this one, starting with our basement purge last winter. This will be a goal of mine for all coming years. I'm definitely a believer that less is more.

*Invest hardcore in a friendship. In the past year my sister and I got serious about spending more time together just the two of us. We see each other a couple times a month, but when the whole family gets together a lot of focus is on the kids. Which is great, until I realized a few years had past since I asked my sister about her job, her marriage, her faith, who she voted for, etc. She lives 40 minutes away so we usually meet somewhere in the middle. This year I also had 1-on-1s with my friends Erin, Keisha, Kristin, Jess, Jen, Danielle, Heather and Emilie. I'm an introvert, so I do better in a 1-on-1 setting rather than in a large group.

*Find joy in the kitchen. A year ago I anticipated this one being the loftiest goal I had set, and I'm chalking it up as a win. I am currently working on a post to share about my experiences.

So, I finished all but one of my goals. I am proud that I set realistic goals and that I actually thought about them as the year went on. I am someone who doesn't want to say they will do something if they don't think they actually will do it.

Did you reach your goals this year? What are your goals for next year?