January 02, 2012

I failed my first Project 52.


When I made a list of 52 goals last year, I thought I could complete most of them. Do you want to know what I learned during the last year? There aren't enough hours in the day. Sometimes, I get lazy. Sometimes, I watch too much tv. Sometimes, I'd rather hang with my friends indoors instead of sweating it out in the sun. Sometimes, I have dark days and dark periods when nothing gets accomplished. I only completed 7 of the 52 items on my list. I'm so ashamed of myself. This has given me great direction for 2012's list though. Yes, that's right. I'm doing it again. I might be a slacker, but I'm no quitter.

Project 52 {2011)
1. Read 30 books.
2. See 8 movies in the theater.
3. Save $1000.
4. Buy a new car.
5. Go to the gym at least 3 days a week.
6. Keep an exercise log.
7. Be bikini ready by May 1.
8. Print out all the pictures I’ve taken and get them into albums and/or scrapbooks.
9. Find my dream job, or at least get on the path to finding my dream job.
10. Take a Photoshop class.
11. Take a photography lighting class.
12. Take a trip with The Hero even if it’s only for 2 days.
13. Meet at least 1 blog friend.
14. Host a party and/or cookout in the summer.
15. Get some family photos taken.
16. Complete at least 1 craft project.
17. Research genealogy on both sides of my family.
18. Donate money to St. Jude.
19. Watch 20 movies from my Netflix queue.
20. Visit Graceland.
21. Go to a Redbirds game.
22. Go to a Grizzlies game.
23. Go to a museum or art gallery.
24. Get new glasses and make myself wear them.
25. Try on a pair of jeggings.
26. Take the kids to the sprinkler park no matter how hot it is.
27. Go to the zoo at least 3 times during the summer months.
28. Take the kids to the Children’s Museum two times.
29. Take Little Man to the Pink Palace.
30. Teach Little Man to tie his shoes.
31. Potty train Little Bit.
32. Take a road trip with the girls.
33. Get a new tattoo.
34. Visit my aunt and cousins.
35. See at least 2 musicals at The Orpheum.
36. Go to 2 concerts.
37. Implement 3 things at home to live more green.
38. Design ‘The Talk of Tinseltown’ t-shirts.
39. Participate in NaNoWriMo.
40. Participate in DePhoMo.
41. Get my gun permit.
42. Cook something from scratch.
43. Take more pictures.
44. Write every day in my One Line A Day Journal.
45. Tear out everything in my flower beds and plant new stuff in the spring.
46. Get a celebrity to host a giveaway on my blog.
47. Start a book club.
48. Sign the kids up for swimming lessons.
49. Start learning Spanish.
50. Suck it up and see a dermatologist. (Skin cancer scares me.)
51. Send 3 handwritten cards or notes to friends.
52. Donate $5 for every item not completed.

As you can see by the last item {#52}, I need to donate $225.
I'm a woman of my word. I'll let you you know as soon as I do this.


Stay tuned for my {2012} Project 52 list. It's a doozy.

13 comments:

Simone said...

That's life isn't it - but you are so good doing it again this year, you'll do it.

But at least one of the 7 things was being "bikini ready"...that's worth all the 45 things you didn't do isn't it!!! I'm never going to be in that shape again ;)

You go GIRL!! You can do it :)

Allena said...

I did pretty bad too and can't decide if I want to do it again. I think I do, I am just having a hard time coming up with 52 things - given how bad 2011 went! We'll see...

Natalie said...

Would it help if I told you I've done several things on your list? It could be like you were doing them through me & then cross them off the list?

MiMi said...

How 'bout you set a goal of watching too much tv and hanging indoors with your friends?

Dearest Lou said...

Wow you set high goals for yourself! I really look up to ya for not giving up and giving it another shot! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, I'm now following. Would love if you did the same if you like my blog!

dearest-lou.blogspot.com

Christine Bewley said...

Your list last year inspired me to do my own this year! I have a goal for my goals though... I want to do them all, but I'm hoping to just get at least half of them done! =)

Christina said...

52 weeks goes by so fast! I love that you’re doing again. There’s no harm in starting fresh. I'm doing it this year too. I hope I wasn't too ambitious! And it’s ok to put watch TV on my list, right? Cause I totally did.

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

But wow, look at all you DID do! Awesome!!!

Impulsive Addict said...

I'm doing mine again but I'm calling it a "to do" list instead! Ha! Good luck!

Liz said...

You can add (and cross out) one thing to your new list ~ inspire others to do their own Project 52... I'm totally doing it this year!

Karen Peterson said...

You did NOT fail. You finished 7 good and important things and gave yourself a jumping off point for the new year. ;-)

So glad you're joining us again. We plan on stepping things up this year and doing a lot more of the "encouraging" and "support" parts.

Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

We can't be so lazy in 2012.. bhahaha!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Now you really have me wanting to join in again - I am going to dig up my list... post the epic fail and then post my NEW list! We can do this girl!