Happy New Year! We spent a fun (non-late) evening with our small group, with an ingenious 2013 pictionary game invented by Kim and lots of food. Then Tony and I spent New Years Day with a pilgrimage to the Atlanta Ikea (cinnamon rolls!) and lounging in stretchy pants. Actually, just me in the stretchy pants. Tony is actually out with Harper while I type this, because he is awesome.
I wanted to revisit the Goals I made for 2013 one short year ago.
In the past, I've made all kinds of different goals lists. One year, I had one phrase. Two years, I had a list of 50 things I wanted to do (2010, 2011). Last year I went with 8 things. You can read that full post if you are so inclined, but here's a little breakdown on how I did (hint: not too bad!)
However, I did get a job - two in fact! I tutor, which fills the teaching void and keeps me somewhat current with that world, and my work-from-home, 15 hrs a week job that allows me to bring in some money for extra expenses and feel like a productive human! Neither of these jobs is the perfect teaching job I envisioned getting, but it works for me and where I am now. I have less free time, certainly, but this has actually forced me to be more productive with the time I do have (see above). I like that I can help our bottom line a bit while still being home with Harper. It's an imperfect balance that works for me!
7. Be Creative - Eh, not a lot on this front. I did some creative things, but not as much as I would have liked...
So there you go - I'd say one of my most successful years in terms of goals yet! It was a good year, one that got better and better as it went. Babies are hard, right? I'd say this year stretched us as spouses and parents and individuals - but we are growing into our roles and finding joy there.
Here's to 2014! (and 2014 goals later this week!)