2012 Goals Review

At the beginning of 2012, I made a list of goals I wanted to achieve this year. So as we’re now over half way through the year, I thought I’d  have a look at whether I’ve stuck to those goals and how they’ve changed!

2012 Goals Review

Goal set: Cook and Bake more often

I have baked a few novelty cakes and some classic recipes, like a Victoria Sponge, but would like to try other baked goods. I’d also like to learn to cook. I can cook fairly simple recipes, such as spaghetti bolognaise but would like to learn more dishes. I I’ve also started eating healthier since joining Weight Watchers, which brings me to my next goal…

Goal met?

Half of this goal is working out – I bake more – a lot more. Cupcakes, cookies, cakes, pastries etc. I love to bake and it has fast become one of my favourite hobbies. I’ve also increased that amount of home cooking I’ve been doing too (Mexican and Italian mostly) and I’ve been more willing to try new foods.

Goal set: Eat healthier and reach my goal weight

My partner’s sister set a 2012 challenge to better yourself and one of my goals for 2012 is to reach my goal weight.

Goal met?

Not quite but I am on track to reach my goal weight by the end of September! 🙂

Goal set: Wear more skirts and dresses
This one is my friends’ 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 literally 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?
Yes and no. While I haven’t been to the USA yet due to work commitments and the aforementioned house move(!),I have been to a few places in the UK and Europe. Including…

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

I also travelled to all but one of these destinations by motorbike. Which is also something new for me. I’d never been on a motorbike until this year and one of my future goals is to complete my CBT (compulsory basic training) and  pass the 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
Most of my goals are going as planned with a few tweaks here and there. My trip to the USA is on hold for the foreseeable future. But it will happen. I’m also going to focus on budgeting my money better which in turn will help my savings goal.

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

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