At the beginning of January, I wrote a list of goals for 2012. As the year closes off, let’s take a look at these again and see how I did

Small things

  • Focus on the good things.

I think I did this one pretty well :]. It’s pretty un-specific, but it’s clearly smattered across the last year of this blog.

  • Complete the onehundredpushups program and not derail. Yes, I am doing girly push-ups. It is better than no push-ups.  If all goes well, this will be completed by the end of January.

Unsuccessful. I think I got up to 50 and then derailed.

  • Stop making Saturday and Sunday the exception:
    • the weekend is not an excuse to only brush my teeth once a day instead of twice
    • it is not an excuse to forgo a workout or two
    • and it is not a cop out for eating all kinds of random food.

Can you say derailed. Says the girl who has not legitimately worked out for over a month, has derailed on the twice-daily weekend brushing-of-teeth [once always. Twice not so much.] and is having cookie-dough hot chocolate for breakfast at 11 am?

  • Become more reliable at hitting up the cardio workouts 45 minutes/day, 5 days/week.

See workout explanation from previous point.

  • Read over the day’s notes when I get home from school and make study notes as the term goes on, because it will make finals suck less.

Considering 2012 featured the failing of anatomy in the spring, dropping two classes in Fall term, and possibly sneaking by with a D in social psychology [and a currently unknown in the anatomy repeat] this . . . might have been helpful.

Okay, let’s move on to the bigger things

Bigger things

  • Health advocacy: do new things, reach beyond what I’ve already been doing in some way.  [Maybe that’s doing more races sporting the Team Asthma gear, maybe that’s trying to see if volunteering at asthma camp will work this year, maybe that’s giving my time and my own body for research if I’m eligible.  It could be a lot of things, or all of these things].

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! This happened in ways I would have never believed: Quebec City for the World Congress of Asthma, the Stanford University Medicine-X conference . . . and I might possibly have some new goodness with the Asthma Society of Canada rolling out in the near future.  My friends and I also participated in the Canadian Diabetes Association 10K, and I launched the Kerri Kicks Asthma CanadaHelps page.  I also started working on a couple new asthma advocacy related projects, The Forward Project which needs some realignment, and the Living With Asthma Twitter chat which will be live again in January.

  • Actually walk a half marathon.  I’ve been saying I’m going to do one for about two years, so let’s make 2012 the year pending all goes as planned.

No bueno. I have been saying this half marathon thing since 2009 or 2010, and it still scares me, probably why I haven’t done it yet.

  • Work with others to help them realize their own potential, be a part of that ripple effect.

So much goodness. This one has been a plethora of little things. Its actually caused me to reach out of my comfort zone to people I haven’t spoken with in several years over Facebook to provide them with resources on things. It’s

  • Figure out where I’m at with God.

More lost than ever, but learning more at the same time.

I tried this twice and lasted one or two days respectively. Continuity is not my strength.

  • Hesitate less, do more.

YES. Airplanes. Road trip. Internet “strangers” who are among my best friends.  I think the prime example of this one is going to California for Medicine-X.

I fully expect to not accomplish all of these, and if I don’t, they’ll transfer into 2013.  If I do, then I’ll be golden.

I didn’t accomplish everything, but I definitely accomplished more different things than expected!  And, I’m 3/6 for the big things, which is pretty phenomenal.

This I am very okay with.

2 thoughts on “awakening revisited

  1. Overall you did a pretty good job. Your health advocacy in 2012 has been outstanding! Way to go for getting flown out to attend freaking amazing things. [Jealous….]

    1. Thanks! It was a pretty ambitious list, I’ll have to say that much. :]
      And, I never, ever would have expected the getting flown to things thing. Ever. That part was freaking fantastic.

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