2017 in Review
By Faye Hazel
January 2, 2018 12:34pm CST
I usually do these reviews monthly as I look over my goals journal -- however I thought in addition to writing about my December I would write about my 2017 in review. I find writing these posts on a monthly basis really does help me to keep on track - so thanks for that, Mylot! Goals- 2 New Recipes *I made 4. Sesame Chicken, and Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels were a hit. Ranch crackers is one my mom makes a lot, but it was the first time that I actually made myself and it did not disappoint. The taco mac and cheese was not very good at all. No credit card usage - did it! This is the 5th or 6th month in a row. Next month - one will be all paid up. Fitness goal - 12 days of 30 minutes of activity or 10,000 steps. I got 5 days in. Which is still better than last year. Books. 8 books -- I did 9. (Before you're impressed with me -- most of these if not all are audiobooks) Worth mentioning were - "Stonehenge, 2,000 BC" -Cornwell * While it was violent and crude it was an imaginative story about what life may have been like "Minority Report and other short stories" - Dick * Sci-Fi short stories by author Phillip K. Dick whose works have been made into many movies including "Minority Report", "Blade Runner", "AI", "Paycheck". "Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes" - Pincott * A look at attraction and dating. It was an enjoyable listen and interesting, though I'm not sure it will help me. In my other goals for the month of December - I did contact one of two old friends that I wanted to, mailed cards, got gifts, finished a sewing project, and worked on my magazine project. I didn't learn to use my "punch" needle. In all - I did pretty well. :-) In "other" unplanned goals I did a lot of rearranging and cleaning. My apartment building wanted us (tenants) to clean stuff out of the storage room that we had been allowed to use. I find that as I get older - each different year has a different flavor. For example: 2015 was new, fresh and exciting 2016 was exhausting and busy a mix of extreme excitement and of extreme stress 2017 was bland and even keel-ish. The summer went by way too fast and it was a cool and rainy one. 2017 - I did well with my financial goals. During summer I did alright with my weight loss - but now during winter I have filled back out again. Ah well. I did have some new adventures but nothing seemed really exciting to me. I feel spoiled even saying that. Myself and those I love are healthy and well. That is the most important I hope 2018 will be exciting and will include peace, freedom, friends and maybe meeting someone new Here's to continuing success Photo: Pixabay
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• United States
You did pretty well with your goals! For me, 2017 flew by . . . it was productive, but I can't say it was productive for my own personal goals. It's time to step it up. Happy New Year to you . . . may you have much success with all your goals for 2018!
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• Gainesville, Florida
I'm a slacker...I set ridiculously low expectations and then consistently fail to achieve them! lol Seriously, though, I had a great 2017 and accomplished just about all my goals I had set. Just achieving milestone objectives on the way to completion of my goals gave me reason for excitement. I can't wait to see what 2018 has in store.
• Gainesville, Florida
@FayeHazel Not all of my goals are achievable in one year. Many of my financial goals are mid- and long-term goals. But by breaking those long-term goals down into smaller, more manageable chunks, I find it is much easier to stay on track.
• United States
@moffittjc That is a very good point as well. I find with a lot of goals (Finances, Exercise) - I find the thought that "every little bit counts" helps. Parking at the back of the parking lot. Walking the long way around the building, I find those few extra steps here and there really do count up.