Resolutions, Goals, and To-Do lists

January 02, 2012

Freakin Never Ending To Do list via Etsy
Freakin Never Ending To Do list via Etsy
This year I wasn't going to resolve to change anything - mostly because I've realised that like a lot of other people my normal resolutions (like go to the gym) fall by the wayside long before spring arrives. This year I've decided to do something different - I'm going to talk about them.

I've been lagging a bit when it comes to completing home decorating projects, so I thought I'd actually write out what I hope to have accomplished at home by December 31st, 2012 in the hopes that the internet is better at holding me accountable. Ready? Here we go (in no particular order):

Stuff to finish
  1. Repair (or have repaired) the ceiling in the dining room.
  2. Paint the walls in the dining room
  3. Spruce up the kitchen
  4. Get some additional storage for the dining room
  5. Come up with a better furniture layout for the living room
  6. Finish my dresser project
  7. Paint the living room a colour other than white.
  8. Get actual window coverings for the bedroom, living room and dining room
  9. Get or make some art for the walls
  10. Actually hang the art on the walls!
  11. Get a rug for the foyer that can fit under the door when it opens.
  12. Get bedside tables that are not two different sizes.
  13. Get a prettier TV console
  14. Add some more storage to living room
  15. Purge my bookcase
  16. Paint my bedroom
  17. Get a rug for my bedroom.
  18. Refinish those chairs I bought last spring . . .
  19. Install my dining room light
  20. Remove doors into dining room and living room.
  21. Get more lighting for the living room
I'm also going to share some goals I'd like to reach when it comes to this blog:
  1. Consider a move from to
  2. Learn to take better photographs
  3. Increase average posts a week from 1 to 2.
  4. Reach 100,000 views (Currently at 22,000)
Okay, maybe I'll toss in some personal ones too.
  1. Start taking my lunch to work EVERY DAY (okay, 4 out of 5 days)
  2. Get back into running, and do at least one 10K race in 2012
  3. Buy myself flowers every so often 'just-because'
So there they are - my resolutions, goals and to-do lists for 2012. I'm going to try to report on my progress periodically, and hopefully I'll soon be able to start crossing things off.

What about you? Have you made any resolutions for 2012, or have you resolved not to make any this year?

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