Thursday, January 5, 2017

2016 Goals in Review

Here's a recap of my 2016 goals. I think I did pretty decently, considering the great distraction of being pregnant!

16 GOALS FOR 2016:
  1. Read 30 books. 41/30 (YES!) 
  2. Try 16 new Ottolenghi recipes. 9/16
  3. Try 16 new (loose-leaf) teas. 16/16 
  4. Put up shelves and organize craft room. Make it inspiring.
  5. Finish Amber art book - this year I WILL! (I started out strong early in the year, but haven't painted much since... 2017 will take me back into my craft room!)
  6. Work in sketchbook daily. (Not daily, but almost weekly for a good part of the year.)
  7. Blog weekly. (Nope. I have 38 blog posts total, which falls quite a bit short of my goal. 2017 will be my blogging year!)
  8. Finish 2 cross-stitch samplers. (I almost finished the Woodland Sampler. I'm carrying this goal over - this will be my first finish of the year since I plan on hanging it in the nursery.)
  9. Travel somewhere new. (Eastern Canada)
  10. Sign up for and pass my SOCRA certification.
  11. Make an inventory of all my books. (Another big no. I did make a list of the books I have yet to read - it's quite satisfying crossing them off once I read them. This goal is also getting carried over to 2017.)
  12. Wake up earlier and practice yoga every morning evening. (I did really well with exercising at the beginning of the year... and then I ran out of energy. Again, 2017 will be a year for setting good habits and routines!)
  13. Make a weekly meal plan and prep veggies on the weekend. (I did pretty well with this one, so I'm calling it done. It wasn't quite weekly, but close enough.)
  14. Get rid of junk we never use (i.e. downsize our "things") and organize storage and spare spaces. (I started on this one, but didn't get too far. I plan on working on this in 2017 too.)
  15. Work on making the backyard nicer (plant flowers, landscape, garden). (Pat did a great job with this - we still want to add a bit more landscaping, but it's quite a bit better than it was.)
  16. Set reminders in my phone to make me check in on my goals at least monthly (and blog about it). (10/12 monthly reviews - missed June and November.)
Not bad! I crossed off half of my goals, and put a decent dent in most of the others. I'm really happy with how the year went - blogging regular updates really helped me stay on track. I'm going to do the same in 2017; plus, I've started a "goals" notebook to keep track of some of the more daily/weekly goals I've set. I'll post some pictures of what I'm talking about with my list of 2017 goals.

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