Thursday, December 13, 2012

2012–year in review

Goals
  • Save money – I didn’t really, and it drove me kinda nuts at one point, but then I gave up and now I feel better. I have a good sense of how much I can spend in a month without actively keeping track before I get in trouble. The main thing is, I seem to have cured myself of involuntary spending. I splurge a little on groceries here and there (I don’t need coconut milk, but it’s lovely to have), a book now and then, but that’s about it. Good progress, in my book! All in all, we've gotten by just fine.
  • Fashion – I never revamped my wardrobe, but even though I’m wearing practically the same things over and over, I’m happy about it. I get a new piece of clothing from time to time, and I love them to death. That’s fine with me.
  • Fitness – It’s had its ups and downs, but overall, I feel this has seen some positive progress in 2012. I stuck to some fitness routines at various points throughout the year, saw some physical progress, but physical limitations/ailments set me back. I feel confident that I can get back on track once my health is not an issue.
  • (Mental) Health – This year was really challenging, but I feel like I’ve come out ahead. I feel really proud of myself for sticking with therapy to see what I can accomplish. Overall, I feel like I’ve done really well for myself.
In pictures… Facebook just implemented this “year in review” thing and it looks pretty stupid. I’d rather do my own summary with commentary! Here are some highlights from my life in 2012.



January:
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Chopped off my hair.
February:
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Movie date for "Phantom Menace" with my little bro.
March:
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Vacation in Washington DC!
April:
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PAX East with friends.
May:
Witnessing a beautiful union in Maryland.
June:
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Attending a wedding, lookin' good.
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Also getting used to having my cat at the apartment.
July:
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Seeing this adorable kid turn 1 year old!
August:
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Getting into biking a few times a week.
September:
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The height of my yogurt-making prowess.
October:
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Meeting up with friends to go to Salem!
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And the wedding of a good friend (can you spot me?)!
November:
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Thanksgiving with my family all together and well.
December… well, it’s not over yet. I’ll review it in January :)

2 comments:

  1. I've also been getting rid of lots of clothes and only keeping those I love. I feel like some change happened and I just want simple clothes and to get new ones that I feel are my snazzy professional wear.
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    1. I recently decided to start expanding/replacing my wardrobe, piece by piece, with new items. I want some good quality basics, like Levi jeans, that will last me several years. I feel like part of it is an investment in myself, because I am worth investing in. Even if I love thrifting!

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