Back almost an entire year ago, I wrote myself some new year's resolutions - and shared them here on Ginevrella.
Now, if I'm honest, I'd pretty much forgotten that I'd even done that. It was only when fixing a few bits here and there on the blog that I came across it again!
But seeing as I have rediscovered it, and now we've almost reached the end of 2015, it seemed fitting to take another look at my goals and see whether I remembered to fulfill any of them...
1. Continue blogging - success!
Well it's safe to say that I appear to have managed this one! I don't think I was especially hopeful about this one either - but I've outdone my own expectations and have managed to post reasonably frequently. Well done me!
2. Run - kind of success?!
Ok, so I'd actually intended for running to become a more regular habit, but I'm still counting this as a semi-success because I have actually run this year. I've struggled to fit it in around hospital placements, particularly when daylight hours are short and I'm living in a new place every few months - running in the dark doesn't feel very safe when I have no idea where I am. But I have signed up for a half marathon next spring and have done a bit of running recently, so I'm prepped to have a better shot at this resolution next year.
3. Read more - success!
And by this, I basically meant read more than about four books in a year. I've certainly achieved this, and have made more use of my Kindle too. I've enjoyed reading a few chapters before bed, or while on the train to London. I never did visit the local library though...
4. Stretch - hmmm...
Well it never really became part of my daily routine. Over the past couple of months I was trying to do some stretches in front of the TV each evening and I was certainly noticing my legs and back were less tight, but I've not really done much recently. It shouldn't really take long at all, but somehow I'm still finding that I don't have the time for a stretching routine. This one may take a little more work...
I was actually pleasantly surprised not to have failed all of my goals for the year! Continuing to blog was obviously the big achievement of the four. I deliberately kept my resolutions quite non-specific (which completely goes against all those SMART target criteria haha), but it meant that without even thinking about them, I managed to complete them (even the stretching did happen occasionally!). 2015 has been pretty successful for me... so hopefully 2016 will be too!
Did you make any resolutions?