2012 Goals and resolutions - revisited
Blink! Wow, it certainly doesn't feel like December but the calendar isn't lying - the year is almost over. It seems like only a few weeks ago I wrote my 2012 personal goals. I always set personal goals, yet this was the first year I typed them out and kept them with me to track. With less than a month to go in 2012 it's time to dig in and find out what went well....and what didn't.
It's not surprising that all of my first quarter and many of my second quarter goals were met. The goals were fresh and new. I was ready to tackle those goals and that's why I loaded them heavy into the first part of the year. One goal that was accomplished but didn't work out well was planting my garden. It's been a few years since I'd planted my small raised-bed garden and it was time to use it again or get rid of it. The drought wasn't kind to the harvest but the goal of planting and tending was accomplished.
I had some home maintenance projects that I needed to tackle and had those loaded into the third quarter. Once again, the heat altered some of my plans and a few of the goals were pushed to the fourth quarter. There was one goal that wasn't met in home maintenance...I have another winter to figure out what I'm going to do with my aging deck.
There's one annual goal that will not be met. I'm working on it but I just don't have the time and I want to make sure it's right. That will be on my 2013 to finish. Oddly enough, the one goal that faded throughout the year was reading a certain number of books checked out at the library. The year started great but when the weather turned balmy I headed outside and haven't made too many trips downtown to the library. Google Books have filled a few voids but this is a failed goal.
We're less than a month away from toasting to a Happy New Year. The clink of crystal generally comes with resolutions. Before you toast to a prosperous 2013, how'd you do on your 2012 goals and resolutions?
Steve Knox was born, raised and landed back in Janesville. He encourages you to participate as he writes on Janesville and beyond as this Generation X guy supports his Janesville mission, global vision. Steve is a community blogger and is not a part of The Gazette staff. His opinion is not necessarily that of the The Gazette staff or management.