As I mentioned on Monday (aka New Year’s Eve) I am following-up on last year’s resolutions and what happened. It’s not fair to post goals and not share the results!
- Work on our photo album. This is something I did not touch until December 31 and that is because frankly it was the lowest priority. What I did on my actual sick day: went through all of the photos I took in 2018 and purged literally thousands. I came to the determination that each week I need to go through my photos and delete the non-essentials. Does anyone else have a system for this? Having a camera on oneself all the time is a literal miracle but it also means we all take so many photos that simply aren’t good/don’t need to be commemorated. Anyway, after spending an hour doing all of that, I uploaded 479 photos and videos to Dropbox. I then put a photo order through on Shutterfly and ordered two more photo albums off of Amazon. If the goal was to “work” on our photo album, then yes I did just that. If it was to “complete” our photo album, we absolutely did not achieve that, but it is a project ongoing.
- Exercise three times per week. YES! I started this at the very beginning of February. Three times per week was a great goal to start with and now I usually workout five times per week. I only go for 30 minutes at a time so it’s not like I’m hardcore training for anything. Also, in…April? I got a very cheap spin bike from Target dot com and with the blessing of a gifted Peloton app account, I have been spinning 2-3 times every week for 36 weeks.
- Buy new shoes. Yes. I have gone through two pairs of running shoes and I have a nice new pair of flats. I also treated myself to a pair of Sorel booties once I achieved another one of my goals, listed below.
- Get back into reading books. Yes? I couldn’t remember why exactly I made this goal but apparently during like the entirety of my maternity leave (September 2017 – December 2017) I only read like…four books. So it makes sense that I wanted to read more, which I did. I also read more, better non-fiction. Even though my learning serves no one singular purpose, I have learned SO MUCH this year and I am thankful for that.
- Finishing my SHRM-SCP recertification. Yes, I did this and I got most of my credits taken care of for my SPHR recertification as well.
I am still on the fence about 2019 goals/resolutions so stay tuned for an update on that.