I always make my New Year’s Resolutions with the very best of intentions. I love the optimism of a new year and the feeling that I can accomplish anything I set my mind out to do.
And each year, I return to my list to see what I’ve accomplished and what I need to work on. Here’s what I resolved to do in 2011:
Put as much money as possible into our Roth IRAs. We didn’t quite max out our Roths – we maxed out mine, and did 50% of my husband’s. We could have maxed his out, too, but with our emergency fund taking such a big hit this year, we didn’t want to tie up all of our savings in investments.
Establish an exercise routine. Every. Single. Year. I resolve to get fit. And I have failed again. I start out doing well, and then slowly lose the routine. I need to figure out how to get over that hump.
Expand my garden. We doubled the amount of garden space this year. I didn’t quite have my act together enough to start all my vegetables from seed, but I did plant carrots from seed, and that was something. Now, I just need to work on better garden planning and we’ll be all set.
Find one offline hobby to enjoy. I actually found a few offline hobbies. I spent some time reading this year, working in my garden, and digital scrapbooking. It felt nice to get away from all the screens. We also took a few mini-vacations – something we haven’t done in years.
As you can see from this list. I’m human. I’m a work in progress. And I’ll be sharing my plans for 2012 tomorrow.
Now it’s your turn:
How did you do on you 2011 New Year’s Resolutions?