2011: My Year of Awesomeness

Speaking of goals, let’s take a look back at my 2011 resolutions, shall we?

1. Be on time.

As I stated in my 2011 Resolutions Check-In, this isn’t exactly my strength. Case in point:

It’s February 8th and I’m just now wrapping up my 2011.

In fact, that’s not entirely true since I still have pictures from the last two months of 2011 to organize and upload to my “2011” photo album. And I still need to finish Kate’s 21, 22, and 23 Month posts (Mom of the Year!) from last year. And guess what. I still need to write about Kate’s cleft palate repair surgery—from 2010!


I cannot in good conscious give myself credit for this one. I will instead audit the course and give myself an A for effort—in life.*

2. Run 400 miles.

BAM! How you like me now?!

Okay, really, I shouldn’t be talking trash because I barely squeaked this one out. And considering I even trained for (and completed—woot!) my first half-marathon, it’s actually a little pathetic that I didn’t log more miles than this.

Meh. I’m giving myself another A on this one.

I grade on a curve.

3. Find more time for blogging.

Let’s let the numbers do the talking here:

Number of posts published in 2010: 112
Number of posts published in 2011:  96


(And by “winning!” I mean “sucking at life.” Same as Charlie Sheen.)

If my 2011 resolutions had been (1) getting shit done whenever I get around to it, (2) completing my first half marathon, (3) writing 96 charming and witty blog entries; 93 of which are about my daughter, and (4) visting Starbucks so often they give me a gold card…well, there just wouldn’t be any room for improvement, now would there? And I’m all about self-improvement!

Stay tuned for my 2012 goals.  We’ll revisit this topic.

*Although as previously stated, really I set this resolution with the goal of not being late to meetings and appointments and I totally kicked ass in those two categories.

My solution was to simply schedule fewer meetings and appointments.

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    I have yet to make any photo albums since my daughter was born. She will be two at the end of March. FAIL! And if I was working nearly full time I would not be blogging as much as I do. I think you’re doing just fine :).

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    Love this post. Isn’t it amazing the drive that we start the year out with? I was just thinking about my 2012 resolutions, and I can’t even remember what they all were. I’m guessing my progress report won’t look so great.

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    Yeah, I’m with Ashley. My 3.5 year old doesn’t have a single album. Fail. Fail. Fail.

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    Anonymous says:

    My own long term goals tend to lean towards aims that require the exertion of little to no personal effort, such as growing bangs out. (That doesn’t mean I am already awesome. It just means that I am lazy and unmotivated.) So your accomplishments are quite impressive to me.


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    I think in general I need to do better about setting realistic goals. I tend to pick things like, “dress more like a girl” but what does that mean, really? And I’m VERY happy in a t-shirt in jeans, 99% of the time. :) Why change who I am?

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    Melanie here! I enjoyed this piece, please email me–I have a question about your blog. MelanieLBowen[at]gmail[dot]com

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    Thanks for your comments everyone!

    Love your kind of resolutions, jbhat, hahaha!

    Excellent point, Carla!

    @Milady–Check your inbox; you’ve got mail!

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