2012 so far

At the beginning of 2012, I made a list of goals I wanted to achieve this year (resolutions, if you like). Now that it’s past the half year mark I thought I’d have a look at whether I’ve stuck to those goals and how they’ve changed!

Goal set: Cook and Bake more often
I can cook, I can bake—often I’m just too lazy too (especially with the former). I’d like to change that and I have been (I’ve also been eating healthier). 🙂

Goal met?
Half of this goal is working out – I bake more – a lot more. Cupcakes, cookies, cakes, pastries etc. I love to bake. Cooking? I have been cooking more often than I used too (Mexican and Italian mostly), I’ve also been more willing to try new foods.

Goal set: Wear more skirts and dresses
This one is my friend Ali’s influence, she’s always getting me to try on new things when we go out shopping that I wouldn’t normally look at or choose for myself. I own a bunch of skirts and dresses and hope to wear them more often—I started to last year—lets see if it continues. 😛

Goal met?
Yes! I’m wearing both dresses and skirts a lot more than I used too (weather permitting). My wardrobe is full of them now. 🙂

Goal set: Save money!
I used to be really good at saving money, I’ve lost that and would like to get back to it.

Goal met?
First this goal started off well, then I moved out of my parents house (end of April) and in with my partner and all my money seems to go on bills now! Once I’ve sorted out the bills, direct debits etc I hope to be able to get back to saving. I’m budgeting and noting all my expenses in a nifty Excel spreadsheet – it’s working.

Goal set: Go to more conventions
I love going to conventions, I love the atmosphere, I love the buzz and I love meeting up with the friends I’ve made. My plan is to go to more of these—they help with my confidence.

Goal met?
Yes and no – I’ve been to more this year, but not as many as I was hoping to (money issues). I have been to 5 so far this year, with 3 more coming up (so far).

Goal set: Travel
I’ve not been on holiday since my second trip to Sweden — which was in 2008! My plans for the year so far are Germany (to a convention) in June and to visit my Auntie Val in America in September.

Goal met?
So far this year I’ve been to:

  • Cardiff, Wales
  • Cheddar Gorge
  • Weston
  • Forest of Dean
  • Poland
  • Germany
  • Snowdonia
  • Llandudno
  • Devon
  • Cornwall

Granted, most of these are on the UK – but I did get to them by motorbike. Until this year I’d never been on a bike and now one of my new goals this year is to do my CBT (compulsory basic training) and to pass my motorbike test.

Unfortunately, due to work commitments the trip to see my auntie is on hold until next year, but I’m off to Paris, France tomorrow. 🙂 I love travelling.

Conclusion:
Goals going more or less as planned. 🙂

Did anyone else make any goals for the year? How are they going for you?

Kim