Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Every January I make a HUGE list of resolutions and goals for the year. probably has at least 50 things on it. It's mostly that I love the satisfaction of checking things off of a list. It's also that I feel like if my list is long enough, that I am bound to get at least a few of the things on it checked off before the end of the year.

Since we are now officially done with the first month of 2012 (and, by the way, how did that happen already?!) I figured it was time to check in and see if there was anything I could check off my list.

January Goals:
*Start training for a half marathon that I am running in mid-April.
Progress? I went to the gym. Twice. But I should get bonus points since both of those trips to the gym required getting up at 4 AM.

*Watch my netflix DVD and send it back to get the next one.'s still sitting on the coffee table. In the same place it was at the beginning of January. Okay, so in the same place it's been since June. Oops. Maybe I'll get it watched before February is done...although it's probably a good thing we have that extra day this year...

*Do a load of laundry a day to prevent a mountain of laundry from forming and threatening to topple over at any moment.
Well...I did do a load of laundry. One day. Maybe two. Needless to say, the size of my laundry pile currently leaves MUCH to be desired.

*Take down the Christmas tree.
I'm pleased to report that as of january 26th this goal has been accomplished. Even though I was considering leaving it up as a Valentine's Day decoration...

*Sign up for my board exam
Halfway done. I signed up for the testing portion, now I just need to enroll in the practical portion.

*Figure out my fourth year rotations
This I actually finished, although not until just last week. I have all of my requests submitted, and I have back up plans for most of the months in case things don't work out the way that I want. Although maybe this is really just 95% done...I do have a few more pieces of paperwork that I need to submit.

*Read at least one book per month.
Not even close. I wish that I could say that I had done this and more...but I sure have not. I have gotten a few more chapters read in the book I have been working on since the fall, but it's not even close to being finished yet. I like reading it and I think that it's super interesting...but by the time I have gotten to bed at night I have fallen asleep before there was any time at all for reading...

All in all, not the best in terms of goals met, but not the worst either. I got most of the important things done, which is definitely better than nothing.

Although I am really counting on that extra day in february to have a big contribution to my productivity...

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad


Becca said...

Anyone has their own resolution. Like me,i wish it is not stay as only a resolution but it will make happen.

Cara said...

I always want to read more too, this year since I am traveling for work I will get the chance while on the plane...other that that it will never happen. I totally gave up on laundry after the second child.

Arizaphale said...

I too started the year with goals. Ah well. At least we are still living and breathing eh? :-)