On January 1, I listed a few resolutions I set for 2010. I guess it stinks sometimes to put them in writing, stuck on the Internet, so I could look back and see how I did. I only listed 3, but managed to fulfill only 1.
There was a ton of travel in our family in 2010. We started the year with a trip to the Grand Canyon, and made trips as a family to Tucson, Camp Verde, Flagstaff twice, Vegas, a local resort, Milwaukee (the boys & Bo, and then later me & Lydia) and California. There was even more travel as I traveled for 2 different clients (Winslow, New Mexico, Iowa and British Columbia) and even Bo traveled for work (Minnesota). I don't think a month went by without somebody traveling, and many months had multiple trips. So, our desire for travel, and specifically visiting more of Arizona was definitely met.
My plan to use reusable bags more often should have been an easier resolution to keep than traveling, but I wasn't very good about it. I have a nice collection, but I'm still not in the habit of remembering to use them regularly.
And, I still can't crochet more than a chain. I think too many things came up and a quiet pursuit like crocheting just didn't fit into our life in 2010.
One resolution that I didn't share last year was one that Bo made. He said he wanted to visit Disney again this year. I didn't blog about most of the challenges we've faced in the last couple years, but I will share that we've had our fair share and I was extremely skeptical when he made that declaration back in January. And, then, as things happened through the year, it seemed less and less probable. But, we kept it as a goal, and slowly but surely managed to put the trip together.
So, even though my results were 1 out of 3 (2 out of 4 if we count in Bo's resolution), I still think there is something to be said for declaring a goal and working towards it. To be honest, the most important resolution for me was to travel more -- and I met that with great success. Maybe I should make only one resolution a year, and focus even harder on that one . . . who knows where else we might have gone if I had done that this year?