Looking back on 2013, I've had lots of progress and an equal amount of degrees. I started out strong and definitely rocked some of my goals, but some goals I completely failed at. The main goal I didn't accomplish was reading my scriptures. After awhile I stopped reading all-together, because I'd rather watch tv, or do completely mindless activities. Seems small, but this is HUGE! Not only does reading my scriptures keep me in a good place spiritually, but it leaks out into every aspect of my life... my schedule, values, family life, patience, eating habits, etc. Without my spiritual stability, everything else failed. I became lazy, got angry faster, judged quicker... all because I stopped reading my scriptures. That's a huge testament of why God wants us to read the scriptures and pray every day!!
So this is my MAIN goal this year, even if I only read one verse, atleast of have something GOOD to ponder on!
Looking back on 2013 goals...
-Read the entire Standard Works!!!!
Didn't do this! I'm not going to aim this big this year, I just want to stay steady on reading the scriptures!
-Do atleast one act of service a day
Nope. I REALLY want this to be a goal again. I want service to come naturally!
-Keep up with the laundry and dishes
I think I accomplished this one.
-Eat out less (twice a month once as a fam and one as a date!) (and special occasions)!)
Actually I did okay on this especially after Chris deployed! This one is hard since I work!
-Start a workout routine (atleast twice a week!)
HUGE FAIL! But this is one of my big 2014 goals, I really want to eat right and get in shape! I'm so ready!
-Make healthier choices
I did okay, not great.
This year we didn't do as well as I wanted, we REALLY need to buckle down before Chris gets out of the military!
-Become a better FRIEND
I think I did okay with this! I'm mostly trying to choose friends who make me want to be a better person, and I've made some great influence friends. I just wish we were closer!
-Read more books and watch less TV!
I read a few books, I enjoy reading so maybe next year I'll do even more!
-Share the gospel more
meh, not really
-Keep the Sabbath Day Holy every Sunday!
When I went to church lol. Better than 2012!
-Project 365 (and Project 52 challenge)
-Never let work come first.
I did SO much better on this this year, I only works certain days and edited during nap times or when the kids weren't around to care!
-Change wake-up time from 7am to 6am!
Way accomplished! More like 5:30am!!
-Improve on handwriting and vocabulary
nah, but this is still something I want to do!!
So overall I didn't do awful, but I could have done better!
-Chris deployed with the army for the last time to Kuwait!
-Lily started first grade! She reads and writes on a super high level! They want to put her in advance classes next year!
-Grayson is at such a cute/WILD age, but he's such a sweet heart! He loves to remind me that he loves me and he loves hugs!
-Claire ended the year a 20 months, it was a busy year for her, lots of learning, running, and growling!
-My photography business did great! I raised my prices and I still am booking about 2-3 sessions a week! I also started doing cinematography, which has been a blast!!
Overall awesome 2013!