Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Checking In On New Year's Resolutions

Hello sweet peas!  Since we are nearly 6 months in to the new year (can I even say that at this point in time?!), I thought I'd give you an update on the status of my New Years Resolutions that I posted about here.


1.) Take on my first interior design client
Update: I did indeed take on my first E-Design client, which was wonderful and a great learning experience.  But even better than that, I am now working for an interior design firm as a design assistant, where I am learning something new every day!  I must say I am proud of myself for following through fully on this one.


2. Send More Handwritten Notes
Update: Eeek!  I have not been keeping up with this resolution!  Despite having purchased lots of pretty stationery, I haven't put much of it to use.  I vow to change this- I have some pretty wonderful people in my life who deserve a note.


3.) Get More Sleep
Update: I am happy to report that I get an A+ for following through with this one.  I am getting much more sleep- nearly 8-9 hours a night, and my skin and body thank me for it!  Probably because I have not stuck very well with my next one...

4.) Workout 3 Times Per Week
Update: At the start of the year, I was much better about working out.  There was a gym close to my office that I'd pop in to at lunch for a Zumba class a few times a week.  But after switching jobs/offices, and taking on courses at night, I have not been working out very often.  




5.) Take A Photography Class
Update: Sam and I did take a photography course in late April where we actually learned how to use our fancy cameras.  It was interesting to learn all the techniques of shooting, and our instructor even took us out on a tour of Houston so we could practice our new skills!

{Instagram Photo}


6.) Take Every Excuse to Travel
Update:  I value traveling and seeing new places.  In fact, it's how I spend the majority of my spending money.  This year, I have been exercising restraint when it comes to shopping so that I can have a few extra dollars for travel money.  This year, I've gone to Cabo, taken a road trip with friends to Austin, TX, gone with Sam to San Antonio, TX, gone to Coachella in Indio, CA, and went to Napa Valley last weekend!   I'd say that's a good start. :)

{Instagram Photos}

I may not have rock hard abs but at least I'm indulging in a little sleep and travel.  Did you follow through with your resolutions?  Do you have any new ones for the latter 6 months of the year?  I'd love to hear them!

32 comments:

  1. fine pics ; ))

    www.live-style20.blogspot.com ; ))

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  2. Great job! You are doing much better than I am at my resolutions.

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  3. I really wanted to cook more. My husband does most of the cooking but soon I will only work part time. I have been better about trying new recipes and things actually taste good. I hope to continue cooking and do it even more these next 6 months! Loved your post as it also reminded me about things I need to work on - like let the small stuff slide.
    Meredith
    www.thelovelyowl.com

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  4. I need to go back and look at my resolutions post. I can't believe its almost been 6 months already!! I would say you're doing amazingly well with your resolutions overall. I didn't know you're working at a firm, that's awesome! Congrats!

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  5. Love the update! Way to stick with pursue your goals, especially your interior design goals!

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  6. Design client, exercise 3 times a week, travel are also part of my resolutions... I am missing the first one and i am going pretty good on other ones like reading one book a month and joining a church group... Congratulations on your achievements!

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  7. It's so great to hear your progress! I may take a photography class myself in the fall...

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  8. You're doing incredibly well with your list! Great job - it's inspiring to the rest of us :)

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  9. You're goals are amazing! I love that you are taking every opportunity to travel. My husband and I are expecting our first little one in October and we are already planning a babymoon to knock off one more place before he/she comes.

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  10. You are rocking through your resolutions! Love all the traveling!! Congrats on your achievements!

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  11. I'm impressed by your progress! I wish I could say the same about my list. I am going to work on the cooking resolution, and gym resolution I made for myself. Wish I had started on the gym one before my trip to Palm Springs this weekend! xoxo

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  12. I'd say you are really well on your way Sam! Wow. Better than most... myself included! It's a good reminder that I need to get on the ball...

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  13. wow you are doing a great job keeping up with your resolutions!! Jealousy doesn't even describe how I feel about all of your trips - I agree that it's worth saving the money shopping to be able to vacation. And I'm sure you have rock hard abs :) congrats on the new job and interior design work!

    http://itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com/

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  14. Good for you girl! This the first year I decided not to make any resolutions and its going well (haha). Love how much you have traveled lucky girl!

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  15. Dude I think you're doing pretty good! Better than me. I've learned it's harder to keep up with these things when you have a baby.

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  16. You seriously have so many great resolutions that really take a hold of life! So glad you have accomplished many of your resolutions!! you still have a few months left!!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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  17. I need to update mine too! You are doing such a good job with yours I'm impressed. I'm stealing your photography class for next years resolutions for sure. I'm following along here now too :)

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  18. This is a great post! It really helps you stay accountable to your goals - which we all need from time to time! My resolutions were to stay in better touch with people (fail!) and to get healthier with just eating better and exercising more regularly. I haven't been too good with that either. At least there's another 6 months left to improve! haha

    Laura
    www.HappyroostBlog.com

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  19. you are definitely off to a great start! i am so proud of you, too!!! Your dedication, follow through and passion will take you far :) as for traveling, i am living vicariously through you! with all this wedding planning my travels have come to a halt. I love seeing your photos :) XO brynn

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  20. IMO Sleep is more important than working out. Would suggest that you modify your workout expectations ... if you're having trouble convincing yourself to go, just do something fun...like go for a 20 minute walk :)

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  21. You're doing great Sam!! I'm happy to report that I'm also in track ;)

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  22. Good job, Sam!! Love that you are sticking to your resolutions!

    xoxo, Emily
    www.mainstreetchic.blogspot.com

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  23. One of my goals, too, is to write more handwritten notes. I just need to find the perfect stationary set! Also, I hope you enjoyed your trip to Austin! It's one of my absolute favorite cities. Loving your blog!

    Cheers, Elizabeth @ The Corner Apartment

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  24. I'd say you're doing pretty dang well, Sam!! Your resolutions seem very legitimate too & not so unrealistic like a lot of people's are. Way to go, keep it up!

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  25. Great job, it sounds like you have done pretty well achieving your goals. Keep it up!

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  26. Good Idea-I need to revisit my new years resolutions too! :) Your blog is awesome-just became a member/follower of your blog. I hope you'll follow me back and we can keep in touch. Happy Blogging!!! 



    Elle xoxo

    
www.thehighfeather.com

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  27. Very impressive!! I do love a handwritten note, I even write mine on lined notebook paper like when I was in high school! Excited to see more design by Sam Penner!

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  28. You've made awesome progress! I'm so impressed that you put most of your spending money toward travel and I love living vicariously through your Instagram shots (I swear I "liked" every single one while you were in Napa!). Sounds like I need to plan a trip! Keep up the great work :) xoxo

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  29. Great work, you should be proud. How are you liking your internship? I'm thinking of doing the same thing.

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  30. Nice! What a good idea to do an update. It sounds like you've been doing very well! That's great you got a good photography class. I took one and it was so bad. I got an A, but didn't learn anything as he didn't even teach us about photography. Yeah, explain that one!

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    Kecia

    http://www.couturezooblog.com/

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  31. I'm really impressed! I feel like no one every fulfills their resolution and you've fulfilled multiple resolutions. You go girl! :)

    xoxo, me

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  32. Love all your goals, especially the travelling one! I'd say you've done pretty well and you're only halfway through the year. Wishing you an amazing next half! x

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