Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2012 Goals & Projects

Last year I wrote down a whopper of a list of things I wanted to accomplish in 2011.  Needless to say, many of those things did not get accomplished.  That is ok, I expected that.  I guess the list was more a way to keep me accountable for what I have to get done instead of actually things I wanted to accomplish in the year.  This year, I was a bit more specific and tried to make my goals a little more attainable.  I broke them up into categories.  I thought it would be cute if I listed 12 goals in each category...especially the DIY/Home Improvement one to translate into one project a month, but I am trying to keep these realistic and I know looking at the laundry list of things that need to get accomplished on some of these projects that I may need more than a month to finish them.

So here they are for accountability sake.  I do have a few other things I would like to tackle this year, but these are my priority...everything else is just icing on the cake!

DIY/Home Improvement
Purge/Organize/Decorate Office/Craft Room (this one might take all year!)
Re-decorate Kelsey's room
Overhaul of master bedroom
finish dining room
refinish stairs
paint upstairs hallway
decorate sunroom / gallery wall
purge magazines and organize clippings
purge / organize recipes

The above is just high level...I have broken down each major goal into attainable steps to work on throughout the month I am tackling it...and if I do say so myself, I have some really neat ideas up my sleeve (thank you Pinterest).

Keep current on Project Life 2012 (& complete PL 2011)
Improve my photography skills
Keep a clean & uncluttered home (not that my home is dirty but...I could try a little harder to maintain it in between deep cleans)
Smile & laugh more
Stop & listen (to my kids, my husband)...before I react
Complete the Couch to 5K program (finally...i have reached week 7 about 4 times)
Run a 5K race
Read 18 books from my Books to Read list (basically one book every 3 weeks)
Schedule time to scrapbook each week & stick to it (something I love but never find the time)
Date night once a month with the hubby
Family night (unplugged) twice a month
Continue to pay off debt (goal...debt free by February 2013)

There you have priorities.  I want 2012 to be simplier,  more organized, relaxed.  With those goals above I hope to share more here...DIY, redos and of course scrappy stuff and Project Life. 

Do you make resolutions?  Do you stick with them?  What are you hoping for from 2012?

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