2013 Resolutions Progress Report

I do one of these progress reports every two months and I’m due for my fifth report for 2013. This will be the last one before the last one! Can you believe it? The year is almost over!

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Personal Finance

  • Save $1,000 in the Gift Fund for my parents. Done! I focused on this financial goal first since it was the smallest goal. I put some of my Christmas gift money and a third of my tax refund into this account.
  • Make $3,000 outside from full-time job income. $888.04. 29.9% done. I went up ten percent since the last progress report. I’ve had this goal for three years now and have never achieved it. This past month I tested out an allergy medication for money.
  • Pay down $4,500 in principal of student loans. I’ve actually paid 502 dollars over my goal. I threw all I had extra into this goal for a while.
  • Open up a Roth IRA account with a new bank and deposit $2,000. 500/2000. Last month I contributed to my Roth IRA for the first time in 4 years! And with that, I’m giving up officially on this resolution. Will reevaluate this next year. FAIL


  • Try 10 more Vietnamese recipes. 6/10. I’ve learned one new Vietnamese dish since the last progress report. This is the third year I’ve had this goal so I now know how to make a grand total of 26 recipes. Maybe the weather will cool down soon and I can tackle the dish that is most intimidating to me, pho.

    Dish 6: Vietnamese Crepes
  • Complete 10 sewing learning projects. 10/10. My last sewing project was my favorite sewing project.

  • Finish transcribing dad’s journal. No progress yet. I’m terrible!
  • Read 50 books. 42/50.
  • Write 104 blog posts for my food blog. 41/104. The goal was set at 104 to mean an average of 2 blog posts a week.
  • Write 174 blog posts for this blog. 86/174. I set the goal at 174 to mean an average of 3 posts a week and a post a day in November.
  • Finish Sketchbook Project 2013 in time. I uploaded a copy of the entire book to my Google+ account.
  • Visit two new states. 1/2 Oregon checked for World Domination Summit. There is a possibility I’m going to fail my new state goal for the first time in three years!
  • SEE PARIS WITH KIM. Done! It was amazing.

Relationships and Well-Being

  • Work out 156 times for at least 30 minutes each session. 92/156. This goal was set to mean an average of 3 times a week.

  • Cook 24 vegetarian dinners. 16/24. This goal was set to mean an average of 2 times a month.

  • Send Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day cards. I sent a few cards out to single gal friends and my parents for Valentine’s Day. Gearing up to write a few thank you notes for Thanksgiving. I’ve been down in the dumps these last couple of weeks and when I’m down in the dumps, the sweet souls in my life come out and pat me on the back and tell me things are going to be okay and feed me noodles. They deserve heart felt written notes at the very least.

Questions: What goals have you given up on? Why?