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2012 Goals - 8 week Check In

So it has been about 8 weeks since I wrote my post that listed out my initial goals for 2012.  Let's see where I stand....

I'm thinking maybe of categorizing these more by season.  The new additions below will be my spring goals to accomplish by Memorial Day when school is out.
  1. obtain my pre-pregnancy weight by February --- yeah this one still isn't happening.  I'm totally depressed about it, but trying to focus on my other accomplishments.
  2. obtain my wedding weight by October and my 7 year anniversary
  3. participate in at least one 5k walk/run -- None in my sights yer, but there is one for sure I'll do in October, although that seems too far off.  Hopefully I can do one in sooner too.
  4. take a vacation with just the hubby -- we've got a destination wedding in June that we are finalizing reservations for :)
  5. read 3 "fun" books  -- 2 down, and 1 to go thanks to the Hunger Games Trilogy
  6. de-clutter this mad house --  I'm editing this one.  The room in my house that really needs overhauled is my craft room.  I'll get to this later.
  7. start saving for the kitchen remodel (this goal I hope to have in 2017) -- come on tax refund
  8. retire wearing my judging pants.  I wear them far too often and I'll probably post about them later. -- Hmm, I've been so busy lately and taking different perspectives on things which is helping me.  I definitely feel like I've been less snarky. I've still got them but at least they aren't my go-to everyday yoga pants, if that makes sense.
  9. Blog more.  I love reading blogs and I really want to put more out there in the blogosphere, but for the right reasons which is what I sort of struggle with currently.  -- Yay!  This one I have really started with and I thank all of you for reading along.  I'm having fun with this blog so far and I am finding it a great little hobby.
  10. Adopt a family next Christmas. -- got some time on this one, but I'm thinking about other directions for this one too.

  1. Collect evidence for Master Teacher Application and begin writing narrative
  2. Complete my 2010 Scrapbook
  3. Begin my 2011 / Cameron's Baby Scrapbook
  4. Buy a new swimsuit
  5. Play outside!
Nothing to earth shattering for spring, but goals are goals


  1. good luck!! seems like the goals are worth the effort!!
    Happy weekend!


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