Do a freaking unassisted pull-up.  Actually, do lots of them.

Get my Master’s Degree (officially).

Do work that is meaningful to me and beneficial to others.

Get paid for said work.

Watch less TV.  Get a library card and read more books.

Move. Preferably into a place with a dishwasher.

Travel somewhere new.

Goals from last year:

Get my Master’s Degree!

Mostly done, just have to finish my reflection paper today!  I’ll get the actual degree at the end of January.

Get a job with my degree!

Working on it.  I did get a lot more work experience than I would have even hoped at this time last year.  My resume is awesome 🙂

Do an unassisted pull up

AAAAhhhhRRRGG.  Not quite.  Soon.  I did continue Crossfit all year and I’m sure that I’m stronger than I’ve ever been.

Get a bikini tan this summer (who said goals had to be healthy?)

Yes!!!  I was very dedicated to my 30 minutes in the sun every afternoon that I could this summer.   So sad that it is all faded now 😦

Go somewhere for spring break

I visited Sara in Milwaukee.  Not super exotic, but it was fun!  Other memorable trips included Red Rocks for Brandi, ’07 reunion in Denver, and skiing in Wisconsin with Sarah.   I should travel more next year.

Try rock climbing

Done!  It’s hard and frustrating.  I hope to go a few more times this year.

Read one novel per month

Not quite.  But I read some good books.

Totally clean bedroom at least once a month

I might actually have done this, I didn’t really keep track.  But my room is pretty clean right now.  Many thanks to Chelsea for rescuing me from piles of clothes!

Come up with some kind of plan/budget to spend less

Fail.  Next year my goal will just be to make more money!

Make more friends

Yes!  I got much closer to many friends through Grad school and maintained and strengthened other friendships.

Run an organized race

I did the Lederhosenlauf again.  I signed up for a triathlon, but it was canceled.  I think I’m just not that into organized races.

Catch more fish

Maybe?  I certainly did lots of fishing this summer.

How to Boost Your Reading Comprehension by Reading Smarter and More Conscientiously.

This makes me want to add another goal to 2012 to clean up my google reader and focus my reading time.

Get my Master’s Degree!

Get a job with my degree!

Do an unassisted pull up

Get a bikini tan this summer (who said goals had to be healthy?)

Go somewhere for spring break

Try rock climbing

Read one novel per month

Totally clean bedroom at least once a month

Come up with some kind of plan/budget to spend less

Make more friends

Run an organized race

Catch more fish

– Write at least one blog post per month

FAIL!

– Visit friends on the East coast in 2011

Sadly, also a fail, but Shannon and Mike did visit me here!

-Use my tent at least 3 times this summer.

I didn’t use my own tent in the Boundary Waters, but I did get in more than 3 nights of camping 🙂

– Apply to graduate school.

DONE!

-Write a personal note to every one of my students before the end of the school year.

Nope, but I am facebook friends with many of them now!

-Stay in my apartment for a more than 1 year.

Done!!!!

– Visit South Dakota twice (first trip planned in February).

Not quite, but I’m going next week!

-Visit Chicago

DONE! Twice even!

– Put away ALL the clothes in my bedroom and finish decorating it.

I put away all my clothes at least 3 times…. but they are not away right now 😦

– Visit a new National Park

I’m going to count the Boundary Waters for this one.

– Visit Scott at College.

DONE! Dropped him off with Mom in August.

– Mail written cards to my grandparents.

Nope, but my grandpa did get an iPad and join Facebook!  Plus I’ve seen my Dad’s parents in person quite a bit.

-Do something goofy with Alexis.

I can’t remember what all we did before she moved, but I’m sure that it was goofy.

-Have Chelsea read my Tarrot cards.

Done!  We should do it again for the new year though.

– Try rock climbing

Nope 😦  But I’m putting this on my list again for 2012!

– Do a supported head stand in yoga

Sort of, I still have to be near the wall or I’m too scared, but I’ve done it!

 

Other awesome things I did this year:

Strait As in grad school.  what what!!

Secured a sweet paid internship for next year

Did a pretty bang up job teaching 8th grade English

Ate healthfully and felt very positive about my body/health (most of the time)

Tried out a weight lifting routine last summer

Kept doing lots of yoga

Rented a Pedal Pub for my birthday!

Hosted a ton of close friends for 4th of July at the lake

Saw my parents at least once a month

Totally appreciated and took advantage of the prettiness and cool stuff in my neighborhood

Took lots of sweet iPhone pictures

Took my baby brother to a concert before he left for college

Bought a commuter bike and rode it to school (when it was warm and sunny)

Ran a 5k in my Dirndl

 

 

I’ve been terrible at keeping up with my edublog reading this year… I should catch up on theses:

Flypaper’s 11 most popular posts of 2011.

via Flypaper’s 11 most popular posts of 2011.

Learning from All the Relationships That Didn’t Work Out | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In.

via Learning from All the Relationships That Didn’t Work Out | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In.