2014 Resolution Final Update

As 2014 is drawing to a close, I wanted to take one more look at my 2014 Resolutions.  Some I gave up on or “adjusted” as the year went on, but let’ see how I fared.  I’ve crossed off the ones I have accomplished:

  • Learn the basics of coding and learn to build a website either through an on-line tutorial or through a physical class — NOPE
  • Post at least twice a month on my professional blog, Grace’s Rantings  — Didn’t quite make this one, on 7 posts ALL YEAR!! 
  • Update my website DONE!
  • Train my new puppy — Who knew this was going to be so hard, we are sooo close!!!
  • Paint my downstairs bathroom DONE!
  • Paint my basement steps DONE!
  • Visit with my (grown) children at least every 6 weeks — not quite this frequently, but I did see them a lot during the year
  • Take Kelsey to NYC over the holidays –– adjusted this resolution to schedule a ski trip once I realized how EXPENSIVE the NYC trip would be!
  • Get together with at least 2 friends each month I love completing this one!
  • Write 52 letters in 52 weeks.Well I sent way more than 52 letters/cards, but not necessarily one a week!
  • Exercise a minimum of 3 times a week, preferably more!  HA!
  • Move my dumbbell weights up  from the basement and do at least 4 sets one exercise them daily! I got them upstairs….
  • Participate in the annual Yoga Mala
  • Run a 5k in under 24 minutes and/or a 10k in under 50 minutes Ran 2 5K’s in under an 8 minute mile which is what I really meant!
  • Run a 10 miler or half marathon in 2014  Ran a 10 miler!
  • Bench Press 4 reps at 75 lbs Going to the gym would help with this one!
  • Continue to eat a vegan diet, be more diligent about processed foods and restaurant food DONE
  • Continue to cut out (or at least cut down on) use of plastic DONE
  • Floss my teeth daily DAILY??? What was I thinking?  I did floss a lot but not quite daily
  • Don’t fret over or complain about issues; either act to change it or accept it Yeah, good idea…maybe next year
  • Be grateful every day, keep a gratitude journal! I am very grateful for so many things in my life, but journaling just isn’t my thing.
  • Study more about the Law of Attraction and other philosophies Working on it.
  • Meditate daily Yeah, another good one to carry over
  • See all the movies nominated for the Academy Awards Best Picture — I saw quite a few, but not all — Wolf of Wall Street, Monuments Men, Nebraska, Osage County 
  • Consistently blog 2-3 times per week on personal blog. I did a lot of blogging, but then I got very, very busy with work and sort of fell off, but I will keep blogging on!
  • Finish Kelsey’s High School scrapbook (she graduated in 2007!) OK, next year!
  • Organize my vegan recipe book Done
  • Clean out unused items around the house (electronics, food, kitchen gadgets, make-up) DONE

Hmmm, not great, but not bad!  Here’s to 2015


  1. WAY TO GO!!!! My list of resolutions for 2014 will be updated this Wednesday, as part of my annual link up so be sure to join us. There are areas, just like you, that I did really well and others, well, let’s just say life with a baby kept me veryyyyyyyy busy!!!!!!!! 🙂

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