2013 Goals in Review

SerenadeReviewing last year’s goals? When it’s almost March?! But for me, I must say, the year is just beginning, so I’m doing all this fun stuff now. Ironically, right after my big “I’m making a comeback!” post, I had the worst day of nausea in a long time. Today was much better, but my old nemesis is hanging around enough that I’m going to scrap my original plans to combine my 2013 and 2014 goals into one post. Today I’ll just go over last year’s, which is always one of my favorite things to do anyway. So, without further ado…

My first goal was to go on a retreat, and I was actually supposed to go on two, one in December and one in February of this year. I had to cancel them both because I was so sick. That was a bummer. I do have a little retreat guide from my Ignatian group that I’m working my way through on my own, though. I like lighting my candle and reading through it. And I am at peace with the idea that this just isn’t the right time for me to go on a retreat, but it will come.

I also wanted to keep up the C & E book club, and we did! We read Sarah Thornton’s Seven Days in the Art World, Tanya Luhrmann’s When God Talks Back, Emily Matchar’s Homeward Bound, and Emily Oster’s Expecting Better. I think we have done a little better in previous years, but I am sure this year we will keep the tradition going, if only with birth and baby books.

Trying new crafts was a total success! Last year I totally fell in love with both quilting and cross-stitch, both of which were new to me.

Exercise was so-so, I think. I remember doing some running and swimming with Eric, and a bit of hiking, which was really fun. I have to keep after myself on this one, since I am apparently lacking in the exercise gene.

It was truly a magnificent year, and even though it ended with a long period of sickness, nothing could take away the joy of having our little one on the way. 2014 goals coming up next!

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