Last year I made 5 resolutions for 2011. Let’s see how I did –
1. Officially lose the 10 lbs I gained when we moved to Buffalo.
I didn’t gain any weight (and I even lost a little) but 2011 was not the year of healthy habits! Regular gym visits were sorely needed.
2. Create a written record of my experience as a teacher.
I started working on an outline, compiling memories chronologically, and thinking about my memoir early on in the year. But those two years were a really hard time in my life and unfortunately I just can’t think about them in great detail without getting sad. And really angry. Which wasn’t good for goal #4.
3. Run another half marathon; one for which I’ve actually trained!
Think this and #1 might be related? I actually did make it through 8 miles on a training plan before I lost steam. But by the time I gave up, running had become a chore and not a joy, so I doubt this resolution will be repeated for 2012.
4. Work on becoming a less negative person.
Work in progress.
There were some really terrible things happening in my department this last year (which I didn’t blog about for obvious reasons) and I think I did a fairly good job of staying positive. But I could have done better.
5. Read at least one new book each month.
I read at least 1 book a month, and am ending the year with 26 books finished! I am going to try my hardest to beat this number next year.
Even though 2011 wasn’t my best year for resolutions, I know that it was a good year overall. And I’m going to think about why these resolutions did or didn’t work when I think about my goals for 2012.
Were you successful in achieving the goals you set for 2011?