52 things in 52 weeks – The 2014 Edition

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New Year…New Better You!

It’s that time of year…resolutions, resolutions, resolutions.  I have such a challenging time keeping my resolutions – when I hear “Don’t”, I end up “Do”-ing.  Resolutions and I don’t get along.  I much prefer checklists/to do lists.  Inspired by Kincavel Korner, I’m listing my 52 things to accomplish in 52 weeks.

Since we are well into Week 2 of 2014, my list will be somewhat annotated to provide an update as to where things are.

Colour Code:
In process
Complete

  1. Take the next step in my career path.
  2. Communicate with three people from my network a week (1/52).
  3. Complete the 52 Week Money Challenge (2/52).
  4. Make a donation to three charities (0/3).
  5. Complete the 52 Weeks to an Organized Home Challenge (1/52).
  6. Prepare one new recipe a month.
  7. Make, bring and eat a lunch from home at least once a week (2/52).
  8. Eat one vegetarian only/fish meal a week (1/52).
  9. Eat one piece of fruit a day (5/365). [I haven’t been very good with this one.]
  10. Drink a glass of water with each meal. [Or this one.]
  11. Take the stairs where available/possible.
  12. Start a “learn-to-run” program by April 15.
  13. Thoroughly clean the house for Chinese New Year.
  14. Participate in a fast or giving-up of a luxury for Lent.
  15. Take a family photo shoot.
  16. Write a love letter to Husband.
  17. Write a love letter to Kid.
  18. Have a date night at least once a month with Husband.
  19. Go on a movie-night-out with Husband.
  20. Go see a baseball game with Husband and Kid.
  21. Visit Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada with Husband and Kid.
  22. Visit Centreville and/or Canada’s Wonderland with Husband and Kid.
  23. Take Kid swimming.
  24. Take Kid sledding.
  25. Take Kid skating.
  26. Build a snowman with Kid.
  27. Make snowangels with Kid.
  28. Do a new arts and craft activity with Kid at least once a month (1/12).
  29. Host a playdate for Kid.
  30. Pack away Kid’s baby toys.
  31. Visit family in Montreal.
  32. Visit family in Ottawa.
  33. Visit family in New Jersey.
  34. Get-together with girlfriends once a month.
  35. Read one new book a month (1/12). [I’ve actually finished two this month]
  36. Complete a jigsaw puzzle.
  37. Watch the Planet Earth series.
  38. Catch up on The Good Wife series.
  39. Visit The Forbidden City Exhibit at the ROM.
  40. Purge home files.
  41. Digitalize all of Kid’s artwork.
  42. Organize music on iTunes.
  43. Organize photos on iPhoto.
  44. Learn how to use Photoshop.
  45. Frame and hang artwork from the Art Institute.
  46. Host one holiday event.
  47. Send out Christmas cards.
  48. Watch a Christmas movie picked out by Husband.
  49. Write “12 Days of Gratitude – 2014 Edition”.
  50. Update my blog format.
  51. Post a weekly update of my progress on my blog.
  52. Make a list of 52 things in 52 weeks for 2015.

What about you? Resolutions? Challenges?

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  1. Pingback: 52 things in 52 weeks – The 2014 Edition – Update 1 (Week 4) | Care In The City

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