Well I can’t say I’m sad to say farewell to 2013. For many reasons, it was not a good year for my family. Sure there were plenty of great times like our trip to Germany, and many memorable moments and days, and it wasn’t a bad year by other peoples standards, but it was definitely the worst year we’ve experienced. Which, means that 2014 should be fantastic. With my Mum’s cancer (hopefully) behind us and the girls set to attend a new school next year, and me on the path to good health, it really should be a great year for us all.
So before I get to setting goals for 2014, let’s see how I went in 2013. It was a real mixed bag this year, a big fail with my goals for family & friends, and definitely not as much achieved as I would have liked.
GOALS FOR 2013
* Make time for my hobbies on a daily basis – scrapbooking, knitting/crochet, reading A Big NO on this one, esp as I got more into watching and sharing on youtube.
* Get outside every day and enjoy the moment Yes for the most part – lots of morning walks were had this year.
* Look into pets as therapy for volunteer work Yes, but I can’t anywhere to do it in Wollongong.
* Keeping blogging and making videos – just for fun and to share Well, blogging took a backseat as my video making expanded (hoping to balance it more in 2014)
* Travel…. as much as possible Due to a tightened budget we only managed a trip to Germany & a few weekends away
* Start (and complete) Project Life (using my week that was posts) NO!!!! A gave up after a few weeks.
* Keep health a priority throughout the year and feel like a new person this time next year. It might have taken till mid Oct, but I finally got my act together.
* Eat a plant based diet with a focus on healing/whole foods. YES
* Get back to daily exercise, in varied forms. YES
* Weekly menu planning (going to start doing this on the blog again) Mixed
* Get back playing in the kitchen and making new recipes Somewhat, but not as much as I’d like
* Take a yoga class NO
* Develop new/revised home-making routine Kind of, but needs more revision, fine tuning.
* Use my new dayplanner to help keep organised. YES
* Help kids to develop their own routines I tried
* Complete organising all areas of home NO
* Monthly family day out Most months
* Monthly day out with Mum NO
* Friday date night with Kevin (sometimes at home, sometimes out) NO
* Saturday family game/movie night NO
* Meet more regularly with the few real life friends that I have NO
* Weekly family meetings (Monday nights) to address any issues that arise NO