Despite my lack of proper updates on my 3 in 30 progress, this month went very well!
My original goals were:
~ finish updating my EveryDayPhoto photoblog
~ go to bed earlier (ultimate goal is 10:30)
~ finish writing my December menu and stick with it
Let’s start with that good-ol’ photoblog… This goal morphed as the weeks went on. No, I didn’t finish updating. I did, in turn, come to the realization that I will catch up the photoblog through the end of 2011. (I have all the photos sitting in my Aperture library, just waiting.) But I will stop my FIVE year run of posting a photo-a-day with 2011. I used to think I’d never stop. It was easy and fun. But I realized when it stopped being “easy” and “fun” that I’m not going to force it. Too many other bigger priorities need to come first. It was a blast while it lasted. I still would encourage anyone to try a 365 (or more!) photo project sometime! I started it as a way to be more comfortable taking my dSLR out and about. That definitely was achieved. Now onto the next thing, whatever that may be. I feel a huge sense of relief now that I’ve come to this conclusion.
Goal number 2: going to bed earlier. This was mostly achieved. Not everyday, but I did have it in the forefront of my mind that I needed to hit that sack earlier… so I could wake up earlier! In January I’m joining Hello Mornings Challenge and starting Matthew Pt.2 with Percept Upon Precept. December was a hard month to stick to a bedtime…but I can’t image how late I’d be up and exhausted I’d be if I hadn’t have been thinking about getting to bed on time! yikes!
The third goal: December/January meal plan. I did pretty good at this too. I used the Sue Gregg method and when I prepared a meal I made a double or triple batch for the freezer. This week has been a stay-cation for our family and I haven’t cooked once! Right now, in my stage of life I don’t have a whole day a month to cook and bake… but I sure can make a little bit extra each time I make dinner! My friend MacKenzie of Bold Turquoise just posted today her menu planner for 2012: a great little resource. She also has a fabulous post on Freezer Breakfasts! I’ve tried a few and will be adding more to my freezer very soon!! We aren’t a ‘cereal and milk family’… breakfast is a big deal around here!
There you have it… the progress on my goals. Now, 2012, bring it on! I’m ready for you, and whatever you have to offer!