|looking back on 2012|
Last year I made a list of goals for the new year and shared them here. Today, I’ve gone back through the list to see if I achieved my goals and review what I still need to work on. Later this week I will be sharing my goals for 2013 :)
Read the Bible & pray more – I have definitely improved in this area over the past year, but I still need to keep working on it! This fall I started attending a Biblestudy called BSF and I Have LOVED studying Genesis with my group and meeting with them weekly. If you are looking for a Bible study to join, visit this site and find the BSF group in your area. They are literaelly worldwide, and they are also an interdenominational group :)
To be more patient – I think I have improved a lot in this area this year! Especially now that I’m not pregnant anymore and my hormones are much more calm.
To avoid things that I know will aggravate me – This goal came about because I was finding myself seeking out things that I knew would frustrate me, just to be frustrated! I will be honest, I haven’t always avoided the things that I know will upset me, sometimes I just can’t “look away” so to speak, but I am learning not to let those things bother me as much anymore, so that is very helpful. I call this one a win!
Keep our house cleaner – My first failure on the list. I have been working on this, but I can’t honestly say I’ve been successful, at least not for the majority of the time. I am still trying to settle into a routine with a toddler and an infant. It seems that every time things are becoming normal again something will change and I will be left to try and compensate for the new stage that one or both of the kiddos have hit. Keeping the house cleaner/more organized will definitely be on my list of goals for 2013!
Finish “what did you expect” (marriage book) – It took all year, but I finished it! This book is by far the best marriage book I have ever read. It is so thorough and thought provoking! You can’t just read through it in a hurry. I had to take pauses to think about what I was reading and how I could apply it to my daily life, so it took me a long time to finish. In my opinion it is a must read for all married couples!
Continue focusing on being a better wife – I did focus on this a lot this year, but it will still be going on my list for 2013 as well! Actually, becoming a better wife will probably be on every list for the rest of my life
Be a better mama – I feel like I have learned and grown a lot in this past year of motherhood, but this is another goal that will perpetually be on my lists. I never want to stop focusing on being a more loving mama to my sweet little ones.
Blog as much as I can – With over 130 posts published this year I would have to say I have succeeded at this goal! ;) I had wondered what blogging would look like once I had 2 kiddos on my hands, but thankfully I never had to stop. I’ve been able to find the time to keep writing and I am so thankful that my hubby helps me make time for it. I love writing and I never want to stop!
Birth another healthy baby – Check! ;) On July 29th I completed this task 10 minutes after arriving at the hospital. (read that story here)
Finish the several craft projects I’m currently working on and those I that I have planned – I’m happy to say I succeeded at this one! Here are links to posts I did about the different projects. There is one more piece that I did for our master bedroom, but I have not blogged about it yet. (coming soon)
What about you? Do you write down yearly goals/resolutions? What were some of your goals this year?