I was thinking about making some new resolutions, but I wanted to go back to last year and see if I achieved any of the goals I'd set for myself. I didn't promise myself I'd achieve them, but I did say I'd try like hell. Here are last year's resolutions and how I fared.
The first resolution was:
I will be more physically active. Seriously people, I've let myself go. Haven't set foot in a gym, or exercised for MONTHS. So I resolve to get off my ass and get moving.
Well, um, I've exercised. I bought the elliptical and used it, I went bike riding, I let Jillian Michaels kick my ass on occasion. I think I've accomplished this, not as much as I would have liked to, but a little bit.
Next resolution was:
And hopefully with all this action will come the dropping of a few *cough cough* extra pounds I've put on this year.
I didn't lose as much as I wanted, but I did lose seven pounds. Not epic, but something.
Next resolution was:
I will write more. I did write one book this year, Cheesy, which I'm in love with, but I finished that ages ago. I've written very little in the last six months.
I wrote a book again this year, Sliced. I'm rewriting it, so I think I've done well on this one. I don't write every day like I should, but I do write when I can. Day job kind of sucks my creativity right out of me.
I will try once again to find some peace and be happy in life.
The year started off pretty rough. Then I went in and told my doctor I was bi-polar, and I was right. New meds and I've been pretty balanced this year since March. I've had a couple relapses, but not even close to where I was last year and the beginning of this year, so I say this resolution was a WIN.
I think the most important thing is to find out who I am. I know the mother me, the wife me, and the writer me, but I don't really know that much more about myself. I want to explore that and see who comes out in the wash.
I'm not sure I'm there yet. I know I've worked hard to learn web design. I've become a pretty good marketer. I've worked hard to market Never Eighteen. So, I guess I'm a hard worker. But that's not me. I've not been around many people this year, I've stayed pretty home based. I watch myself fairly carefully, being bi-polar I have to be careful with who I go out with and what I do. I'm still that mom, that writer, but I guess I'm not sure what else yet. I guess I'll work on that more again next year.
Tomorrow I'll share the resolutions I've made for myself this year, and hope they stick.