It seems like every year I write New Year’s resolutions but every year, I never really update the blog on how I did with them. I have to be honest, most of my resolutions go right out the window within a few months…but doesn’t everyones? I wrote this post last year about my New Year’s resolutions and I thought now would be a great time to update them before I decide my goals for 2015.
Here are my 2014 New Year’s resolutions in review:
1. Lose the last 10 pounds of baby weight.
Here’s the same picture that I posted last year and still I find it a little embarrassing, that I gained 60 pounds while pregnant.
2. Build this table.
4. Be More Present.
My friend Greta over at Modern Garden wrote the goal of being more present in life for 2014. What a great resolution!
Honestly, in 2014 I was more present. I had to be. I have a very precocious 4 year old son who wants to learn all the time. We spend hours with him reading books, doing math problems, writing, making science experiments. He takes a lot of my time and it sort of made me regret not starting him in preschool earlier then age 4. We also have a spirited, very independent daughter that has had her struggles this year with eye surgeries and stomach issues. Life of a mother is always busy right?? In addition to all my mommy duties, I still work from home and 2014 was my busiest year since having kids!
5. Climb the highest free-standing mountain in the world.
Yeah, I know crazy goal right and did it happen in 2014? NO!
I blame the US Department of State for issuing a travel warning to any American citizen going to Kenya and that pesky Ebola for getting in the way. It’s an adventure I know my husband will make one of these days, but we would rather be safe then sorry on this trip! 2014 was not without travel, I feel like every year we go more and more places. In 2014, I went to Kansas City, Omaha, Dallas, NYC twice, Vegas, Colorado, Oklahoma, St. Maarten, and California! (Typing all that made me exhausted!) 2015 we have started planning our year trips, but trying to keep it down because of some major life changes we will be facing. Again, more on that in another post.
There’s my 2014 New Year’s Resolutions updated! As I predicted, many were not accomplished but I feel good that a few were. Even though I didn’t accomplish all on my list last year, we did accomplish a lot of projects around the house. We finished the little bit we had left on the fire pit, we dug landscaping trenches around all of our 500ft of bushes and filled it with wood chips, I added a new 150ft of landscaping to our side yard, we built a dock, and we stocked bass in our pond.
As I said above, I have some big plans for 2015 so stayed tuned for my upcoming post on my 2015 New Year’s Resolutions and plans for the year!