Well, as 2008 comes to a close I wanted to review those New Year's resolutions I made for 2008. Overall I'm quite pleased with the results though they aren't perfect. I did have a lengthy list of resolutions, so not quite completing them all isn't so bad. Here goes.
•Post on my blog at least once a week
I managed to come pretty close on this one, certainly good enough, I think.
•Finish laying my back walkway pavers
I did complete this one and even managed to get the cinderblock wall behind the path painted with one coat of paint.
•Continue to cut spending and reduce my short term debt
Well, this got messed up by tenants that stopped paying and won't leave. Though I did reduce our spending considerably.
•Use a budget to buy my clothes and accessories
I skipped buying stuff for me for most of the year. Maybe I'll try for this one again next year.
•Go to bed earlier so I can get up and write when the kids are getting ready for school
Still not happening, but I am getting writing done almost daily. The change in my husband's schedule sort of forced me to discover coffee houses as a place to write during the day.
•Eat at least one fresh fruit daily
I have to admit that I was doing really well with this for most of the year, but these last couple of months I haven't been quite so good. Got to work on it, it's still not a habit.
•Clear out all the stuff from hobbies I no longer do
•Workout 3 times a week at the gym
Too ambitious. I do manage twice a week though. Yea me!
•Eat less fast food.
Definitely do this. I'm down to only a couple times a month and then it's only because I hate to cook.
•Actually put a couple of years worth of photos into a scrapbook
Another one to try for another time.
•Bake cookies or some fun thing with my kids every month
•Lose another ten pounds
Done, even with the holidays. Amazing how stress is a great weight loss method.
•Keep my desk at least half cleared off
This was working about half the time, but now I've relinquished my desk to my husband so it's off my list as well.
•Finish creating a work area for my 8 year old in his room
I almost had this one done and then the holidays came along and we ended up storing stuff in his closet. Once the holidays are done, I plan on finishing this one. I have been searching for a desk for him, but it looks like we'll be building something custom.
•Crochet the afghan I promised my 8 year old
Hmm, still not even close. It has been started though.
•Paint my living room
As I mentioned in my last update, this one's on hold until my husband finishes replacing the windows in the room. You can see procrastination is a family habit.
•Finish all three of my current WIP
Done. I even have a synopsis written for them.
•Keep submitting my 1st novel to get it published
Still doing this.
•Do the editing on my '07 NaNoWriMo book
•Get an agent
Still trying for this one, but then aren't we all?