Resolution 2013 Check-In: Year End Edition

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So my blogging is obviously...off course. I'm not going to say anything about that right now. Same excuses as always. But I've started thinking about my goals for 2014, and thought I should wrap up 2013 before I move on. Here's where I am with only a bit more than two weeks left in the year:

1. Read 40 books.
Met and exceeded! As of today, I have read 53 books and have 3 in progress that should all be finished by year end. Those 56 books were:
-31 fiction/25 non-fiction
-28 audiobooks/8 ebooks/20 paper books
-9 books about the Tudors
-12 biographies/autobiographies/memoirs
-4 books of short stories
-6 dystopian novels

The best things I read this year were:
-Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam Trilogy
-Alexis M. Smith's short novel, Glaciers
-Jess Walters' novel Beautiful Ruins and short story book We Live in Water
-Rodney Crowell's memoir, Chinaberry Sidewalks

2. Send birthday cards to my friends/family.
I failed more often than I succeed on this one. It's going back on the list for 2014.

3. Use the 52 Week Savings Plan.
I switched mid-year to a more rigorous savings plan, but my savings goals were met. Which tells me that they need to be more vigorous next year.

4. Prioritize visits with friends (at least 4).
I did pretty well with this--made two visits to my BFF in Pittsburgh, had friends to our house a couple of times, most recently at Thanksgiving. This goal is probably also going to be repeated next year.

5. Complete the Couch to 5K, then reassess.
Done! I finished the Couch to 5K a couple of weeks ago, and am repeating the last two weeks of it right now. My tentative plan after the new year is to run a regular 5K schedule for a bit, then decide whether I want to try to get to 10K capability or not.

6. Blog at least three times a week.
Massive failure. It's just not a priority right now.

7. Do something to improve my space every month.
I don't know if this has happened every month, but it has happened most months.

8. Volunteer.
Sad lack of progress here.

9. Institute a gratitude practice.
No formal practice, but I feel pretty generally grateful and am OK checking this one off.

10. Re-engage in social media.
Again, just not a priority. And I mostly am OK with that at this point.

11. Get a new job.
Still going great! I'm definitely looking to put some goals around professional development for 2014, too.

12. Play with the baby.
Every day. :)

I'm very happy, overall, with my success in meeting my goals in 2013. I'd call 7/12 completely met, which is great! Hopefully I'll do as well in 2014!

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