I was all about 2015 at the beginning of the year. It was going to be the best year ever! But then life happened and just like everyone else, a grand declaration does not a truth make. Or something. That's not to say it hasn't been absolutely awesome and totally the best year yet.
I wanted to kind of check in. I'm not sure if I am going to do monthly goal posts anymore, I think I'm a bit goal-ed out. But I did want to remind myself of the goals (or facts) I made at the beginning of the year so I don't lose sight of them.
I am going to complete a half marathon in under 2 hours.
Not yet, I'm afraid. I have only run one half marathon this year, and it was definitely not a sub 2. But, there is always the Urban Bourbon in October.
I am going to buy all of my Christmas presents using Swagbucks (aka no out of pocket expense) and will have all purchases done by the end of November.
Actually, probably not. I am still using Swagbucks but I really have been using Ebates more. Either way, I don't mind if I don't buy all my Christmas presents with free money, but I am starting on them very soon so they are well done by the end of November. The important thing is that I spread them out and just get them all done, because it's too stressful otherwise. I spent a lot of money last year and I'd rather spend a lot less this year, please and thank you.
I am going to Europe.
It was awesome. Duh. I'm going to recap the shit out of it, prepare yourselves.
I am going to cross so much off my 30 before 30 list.
Not as much as I would like. I really need to start working on the 'easier' things like getting my moles checked, making a pavlova, sewing something. There are a few things I don't think we'll ever cross off, but I actually don't mind.
I am going to DC with some awesome girls.
Yep. Woohoo. It was awesome.
I am going to 'give' something each month. My time, money or donating to goodwill. Something every month.
I haven't been broadcasting this because it does seem a bit 'look at me, look at me' but isn't all blogging? Anyway. I have been making sure that each month, I am doing something big or small to help someone other than myself.
I am going to be thankful this year. Every month, not just November.
I have been doing a thankful post each month. It might be silly, but it's nice to be reminded that I have lots to be thankful for, big or small.
I am going to live more in the moment - stop planning and focusing on the future so much.
Lol. I don't know why I wrote this one. I like planning and dreaming of the future. But really, I have been trying to focus on the here and now at least 50% of the time, and letting myself dream / plan for a million different futures the other 50% of the time. Considering it used to be like dreaming 90% of the time, I'm doing well.
I am going to read 150 books.
Well, I'm certainly not there yet, but I'm working on it. Tell you what, I won't be doing this one again. I obviously love to read and will probably read this many anyway, but I don't like how I'm constantly looking at if I'm ahead or behind and I probably shouldn't read that book because its 700 pages and then I'll be behind. I annoy myself.
I am going to love every item in my closet and get rid of all the things I don't wear.
You know what. I'm doing really well with this. I'd say before blogging, I really loved about 25% of my closet. I'd say I'm at least at 95% right now. I can think of a few things that I don't completely love, but still. 95% is pretty good.
I am going to make sure every single thing in my house is either beautiful or useful.
Well. We haven't done much for this. We haven't added a bunch of crap, but we haven't gotten rid of a bunch of crap either. I really want to really declutter here soon.
I am going to become a badass chef wannabe and person who sews things.
hahahahahaha. I need to work on this.
I am going to spend time with real friends, not wasting time on the people who let me down in 2013. I'm not mad about it, I'm just over fake friendships.
Absolutely. I have one friend who is just.. not even a friend right now, and I've given up trying to understand her. I also haven't seen any of the fake people at all this year. They pretended to be my friends and then let me down or showed me they didn't really know or like me at all - to them I am just a novelty, the foreigner and I was sick of it. I wasn't mad I just didn't want to waste my energy on them anymore. I am zero percent ashamed that I don't have a lot of friends, I'd rather have good ones - even if it's just two or three! - than a bunch of fake people I don't like. Plus, I have you guys.
I am going to take care of myself. I am going to be the healthiest and fittest person I can be not because I want to lose weight but because healthy is where it's at.
I am doing well. This will always be a struggle for me, but I am doing very well with not filling my body with crap (except in Europe because yolo) and exercising as a stress reducer, sleep helper and to make my heart healthy, rather than to see the scale go down.
I am going to love myself. I am going to be positive and nice, I am not going to say negative or mean things that I wouldn't dare say to a stranger, so why say them to myself?
I have definitely noticed that I am nicer to myself. That sounds silly, but really. I don't say or think mean things when I look in the mirror. I don't say loving nice things, but as mum always said - if you don't have something nice to say.. just kidding.