1. Make my home a beautiful retreat.
Being at my person’s place so much now, my space has been challenging to maintain. I still go home and straighten things up but it is still cluttery in my own personal style.
2. Self care goals.
These have been okay, but I would like to be more ‘ruthless’ about things like making sure I am getting the best care I need when I need it…for example, I need a crown, so I want to do the footwork in making sure I take good care of my teeth in the most economic way possible.
3. Have a weekly Gold Time session to ensure that I’m meeting all of my goals.
I was okay at this but some weeks, I completely forgot.
4. Love and appreciate my partner and support him in his creative endeavors.
This has been a great year for this! I feel like I learned so much this year, and I am really blessed with a loving person in my life who is committed, has a senses of humor, is imperfect and embraces my imperfections. He is also really, really cute.:) Halfway through the year, I realized, too, that part of supporting his creativity was through supporting my own and would like to see more of this in the next year. This month, btw, I attended a performance of Handel’s Messiah where he played the organ as part of a large orchestra. It was magnificent and fun.
5. Plan meet and greets with friends 2-4 times a month and send a card to an out of town friend every week.
I sent some holiday cards and got together with friends for dinner and also Handel’s Messiah. We are also going to a party on the 29th and 31st. This year, I flunked the letter writing part (as I did last year), but I want this goal to be successful so much, I will probably try it again for 2013.
6. Write poetry every day and build creative community.
Not so good this month and was sporadic throughout the year. I also avoided the poetry community. Not on purpose. This year, I’ve been so focused on my relationship, getting my acupuncture license and keeping my head above water financially, I’ve forgotten to make time for poetry. In 2013, it is my intention to remember.
7. Leave my city once a month and leave my country once a year.
2012 has been a fantastic year for trips considering my budget. I went to South Dakota, upstate New York and West Virginia and a few roadtrips downstate. I will consider this one a success.
8. *Become a licensed acupuncturist and figure out the next step (where to work and mentoring).
I got my license at the end of the summer and signed a contract at a shiatsu school and clinic this year. I also began a practice management program. This is a success, too!
9. Track my expenses daily on Mint.com
This went pretty well.
10. Work with a financial coach.
I never did make that appointment. I did begin attending a support program around debting and underearning and look forward to continuing my commitment to this during 2013.