Every End is Just a New Beginning

Happy 2013 my friends.
Hard to believe another year has passed, another year has come!
Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.
Source: Delightfully Noted
Last January, I joined Regina of the Live Delightfully blog in her 12 in 2012 endeavors;
12 various goals to accomplish in 2012.
Perhaps, my # 1 goal should have been "accountability" because I think I managed to follow up and report on my progress a whole two times? And that may be stretching the truth a bit.
I figured since we just rang in the new year this would be a good time to check in on how I did.
To sum it up I would say I got a big, fat "C".
-Buy more handmade {I love supporting my fellow Etisians!}- I aced this one!
I mean seriously how could I fail at shopping?

-Create a better skin care regimen for myself {Inspired by Lindsay of Delighted Momma! If you aren't familiar with her then you are missing out. She's a gorgeous aesthetician who shares a lot of natural skin tips.}- Ugh......this was the bane of my existence this year. I've been on alot of meds in the past two years {more on that some other day BUT I promise I am not dying of Mad Cow disease or anything} that I know is the source of my skin issues so despite my attempts to try out some new products it really is like fighting fire with fire.

-Remodel that dreadfully awful, ugly family room fireplace {I can't stand staring at you anymore. And stop staring back!} Whoop! Whoop! Done and done. Can't wait to share the final results soon!

-Lose 5lbs by March 31st {wouldn't it be great one year to say my goal is to GAIN weight?!}
I can't think of many other years where I could say this but in early Fall I was able to drop 11lbs and it was awesome!
I'm pretty sure I gained about 5 lbs back over the holidays.....not so awesome.

-Read the full "Twilight" series & then watch all the movies {Look people I don't expect this goal to be a life altering experience but I am taking this for what it is. I've always wanted to read a full series and watch the movies along the way & yes, I know I'm a little late to this game}- Mmmkay....I ended up reading the first two books of the series and also watching the first two movies but I couldn't stand the acting {the books are sooooo much better!} so I threw this goal out the door pretty early on. I think I'll be a better person because of it.

-Organize all of our home's closets
{I have lots of "Monica closets"}
The good news is I did manage to clean out and organize about 4 of our closets.
The bad news? During the time that those closets were being organized I managed to junk-bomb our two guest room closets. Ridonkulous.
-Create & initiate a frequent buyer discount program for customers who return to Delightfully Noted
{I love my regulars!}
Sigh.....there's always this year.

-Design & introduce a new stationery line
{I can't share all my secrets!}
Is it normal that I can't even remember what the heck I was talking about here?
-Start a Delightfully Noted newsletter
Double sigh...........

-Organize all of our digital photos
{Anyone have tips for this one? }
Oh Jennifer you crack me up! Really?

-Prioritize my time better {Between a full time job & my shop I'm always working! All work & no play=a very spazzy, psycho wife}
Surprisingly, I have to say I have made some progress with this {hence why the post were a little dry around here the past month}. I have an inkling this is something I will need to work even harder on this year.

-Find a charity that I would like to assist & volunteer for.
Unfortunately, I am the most sad about this one.
Every year time just manages to pass me by and I never get around to this goal.
Poor excuse, right?
So there you have it.......the good thing is I don't feel as bad about myself as I thought I would after reviewing these. Phew...no therapy needed.
How about you? Any accomplishments you made in 2012 that you're proud of?
Any goals that fell by the wayside?
PS. Have you shared you favorite post/project of the year yet over at my Best of 2012 Showcase party? Make sure to stop by and be inspired too. Lots of awesomness is going on over there!

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Val said...

Happy New Year, Jennifer!!!

mari of {crab+fish} said...

this is so inspiring! I had a great 2011 and set a bunch of what I thought were realistic goals for myself for 2012: running a certain number of miles, reading a certain number of books, setting aside a number of date nights, volunteering at least so many hours, etc. But after deciding to buy a house, looking for houses, packing, moving, settling in, blogging...I didn't complete even one goal. I was not going to set any goals this year since 2012 was such a disaster...but your post makes me want to!!

Regina of Live Delightfully said...

Awww... it was great to look back on your goals and see how far you've come. Even with your set backs here and there, you did great!!

Ryoma Sakamoto.Japan said...

I wish you a ☆ :: * Happy-New-Year * :: ☆ From Japan.!! God bless you during 2013!
Ryoma Sakamoto.

Sarah said...

The same thing happens when I clean out closets. Opps.

I think I like your commentary on the goals the most, haha.

Unknown said...

Ugh...I gained over the holidays too but I am working on taking it back off!

I'd love to hear from you!