2018 Resolutions: How Did You Do?


And how did I do?

… pretty well, if I do say so myself!

I accomplished some of the goals I set for myself a year ago, though not all. But I also accomplished some things I never had on that list to begin with, so I’m not beating myself up for what I didn’t do.

So here’s how I’m doing since my mid-year check in

Goals I have accomplished:

  • Get to bed earlier
  • Stay involved in politics
  • Start looking at properties to buy
  • Adopt a cat or two
  • Maintain community of excellent humans
  • Eat more good foods
  • Drink less alcohol
  • Don’t pour energy into work in off time
  • Pray with intention
  • Take better care of skin
  • Be more philanthropic
  • Learn to use my Instapot
  • Do things I’m afraid of
  • Speak and act with more confidence
  • Be brave
  • Rewrite the faulty parts of my second contemporary (Swim) and submit them to my mentor
  • Switch to all-natural beauty
  • Stop calling myself a late bloomer
  • Get new desk chair
  • Go somewhere I’ve never been before. We went to Maine, which isn’t Asia, but was still nice
  • Create a budget and stick to it
  • Ready myself for major life changes. I like to think I was as ready as I could be!

Goals I didn’t set at the beginning of the year but nonetheless accomplished:

  • Survived pregnancy
  • Birthed a child
  • Kept said child alive for 30 days so far
  • Figured out how my breast pump works
  • Did an exciting literary thing I can’t post about yet 🙂

Goals I almost accomplished:

  • Finish rewriting my first manuscript. I did this once, am now doing it again, and am very close to finishing, but don’t foresee myself finishing today
  • Write 10 hours every week. I am 34 hours short of my yearly goal of 520 hours. Not bad!
  • Write book reviews. I’ve been doing a good job of getting them up on Goodreads and Litsy. I need to cross-post to Amazon still
  • Get administrative tasks done. I did a pretty good job with this this year, though was not perfect. To work on!
  • Drink water. Ditto!
  • Seek out new music. I found some new stuff but not much…

Goals to work on next year:

  • Do yoga 3 times per week. It happened in the earlier trimesters, not so much in the later ones
  • Do cardio twice a week. See above
  • Don’t mindlessly scroll through phone. To work on more!
  • Be less wasteful. I want a reusable coffee cup and I want to forgo plasticware entirely
  • Evolve personal style. Must lose weight first, then will work on culling my closet and buying clothes more mindfully
  • Blog more. I did terribly this past year!
  • Read 52 books. Same!
  • Draft something new. I started several things, and did not get far on any
  • Stop worrying. I am who I am
  • Watch my posture. Need to work on more
  • Get things framed. Nope, didn’t do
  • Print photos. Nope
  • Whiten teeth. I was pregnant so didn’t really want chemicals in my mouth, so I excuse myself for this one
  • Journal more. I didn’t do this and I need to
  • Therapy. Hardly went at all
  • Do something new and local every month. No time!
  • Go back to France. No time…
  • Go to Seattle. No time…
  • Visit niece in North Carolina. No time…
  • Compost. To be postponed until I have a house
  • Pitch freelance work. No time… I’m not sure this is a thing I’ll do unless I find my commute entirely unbearable. I’d rather focus on novel-writing in the every-shrinking spare time I will have
  •  Host dinner parties. To be postponed until we have a house
  • Plan more outdoor activities. Maybe my baby will incentivize me to do this?

I’m going to do a separate post on my 2019 (!) goals, to come shortly!

Did you have goals? Did you meet them? Are you disappointed or happy with yourself? I believe in being flexible when it comes to these things, but let me know what you think!

Photo by Brigitte Tohm on Unsplash


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