one: apply to grad schoolUPDATE: I applied! Gathering the last few checkpoints (see next one) and then it is in their hands. (Prayers wouldn't hurt, chickens!)
two: take the praxis by marchUPDATE: FAIL! I am taking it in April though, registered & paid for. Now just got to get some practice tests down!
three: work on my finances (make a dent in loans, etc) UPDATE: I have to take this from the back burner to front and center.
four: learn the basics of sewing & make a skirt (or a pillow) UPDATE: None.
five: read more books (hello, kindle)UPDATE: Three months in 2012 = Six books down and in the beginning stage of another. I'm proud of myself and becoming more and more obsessed with my Kindle Fire.
six: run a 5KUPDATE: None, sadly. Ugh!
seven: drink less cokeUPDATE: Pretty good, I only reach for a diet soda on the most desperate of days.
eight: make time for myself to think and growUPDATE: let me think on it... haha jk, I do need to 'unplug' more and take it all in more often.
nine: cook more meals at home, go out to eat less UPDATE: I have been doing better! I have been bringing my lunch to work & dining out less. YAY ME!
ten: take better care of myselfUPDATE: I have had the best of intentions, can't blame myself for that! It's a process!
eleven: take TWO real vacations, one in the mountains & one to the beach. UPDATE: HALF WAY DONE! Beach = SUCCESSFUL! Are there mountains in NOLA? Because I am planning a super awesome trip there in two months!
twelve: shop less, thrift moreUPDATE: I haven't thrifted AT ALL since 2012 started... Contemplating making April a thrift-only month... contemplating.
Well, there you have it little chickens! Achieving some life goals, while merrymaking IS possible.