Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A Look Back at 2015's Resolutions.

In true Samantha Rose fashion, I'm a little late here.

We are five days into 2016 and not only have I not listed my "resolutions" for the year, but I haven't touched base on my 2015 goals and how I reached them/if I even did at all.

I like looking back at old blog posts and seeing how my resolutions change over the years. It's hard for me to believe that I wrote my 2014 goals so long ago. Let's look back at 2015 and see how I measured up:

  1. Read one book per month. Okay, I'm really serious about this one this time around! I'm just about done with Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling, and then Ryan's mom gave me Wild for Christmas. Can't wait to start! Considering I was stuck on Paper Towns for three months, this didn't really happen. This was the year I learned to just stop reading a book altogether if I thought it was god awful. Paper Towns by John Green was that book for me. Notable reads: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn, Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham, The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon, and The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.
  2. Take the GRE. I'm not sure when I'll need it, or if I'll ever need it, but the scores are good for five years. I want to take it just to be prepared for the future. Took this bad boy twice, and as it turns out, I did need it.
  3. Give up shopping for clothes for one month. I'm an impulsive cardigan buyer, I just can't help it. Becoming a broke college student made this one real easy.
  4. Put away $200 per month. Ideally, I'd like to put away more, but I want to start small. This one happened for the most part until I started school in August...and then it was more like taking $200 out per week. Just kidding, but really.
  5. Work out for one hour, four days per week, for one full month. Take progress pictures, and see what kind of difference one month of effort actually makes. I didn't really do this one until around November when I started Kayla Itsine's BBG workouts...and I'm definitely seeing progress. Exciting!
  6. Travel to three places I've never been before. As of now, I'm thinking Key West, New Orleans, and Canada. Crossing my fingers! Key West and California (Los Angeles, Malibu, Santa Monica? Can we pretend these are all different places?)

On the whole, I think I did a pretty good job of accomplishing most of my goals. Like most, I kind of forgot about my actual list of resolutions about two months after I made them, but I think I still made a decent dent considering.

Now for I the only one who still hasn't accepted that it's a new year? Yes? Okay, great.


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