That 2014 To Do List.

It’s always interesting to me to look at what I had in mind for the next year and how close I actually came to doing those things.  You just never know what life has in store to change those plans or how maybe *you* change and those goals are not right any more for what you want to achieve.

Anyway, back at the beginning of January, back when we had the house closing scheduled for the 24th…. I wrote these goals:

1.  Build somethingI had plans to build a piece of furniture from scratch, but didn’t quite get to that.  I did reupholster a piece and basically built a kitchen from the walls out, so I think this was accomplished LOL!

2. Hiking.  Fail.  We love biking so much that we just never got around to this, which is a shame because there are so many trails in the Adirondacks.  This item will be moved to the next list 😀

3. Focus on healthy eating.  Hmmmm… I did a lot of stress eating between the job and house closing stress. I turned to my comfort, which is food.  

4. Heavy lifting.  Yep – I got back to the gym in February and back to lifting. A little sparse the last week with shorter gym hours and busy me, but good to be back. I have to reevaluate the budget for 2015 and the gym.

5. Be a better person.  I don’t really know how I would judge this.  It’s not really a goal per se, but just an idea to be more thoughtful or think in advance before doing/saying something and make sure I understand the implications. Of course, this would be a lifelong goal and not just for 1 year.

6. A possible house flip.  Well, with that whole delay in closing fiasco, this was not even on the table. It’s not even on the table now since we still have our old house and won’t be on the table until we get that sold. There was no control over that situation.

Definitely a very memorable year, that is for sure.  I hope all of you have a very happy and safe New Year and I will see you on the flip side with my ideas for 2015!

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16 thoughts on “That 2014 To Do List.

  1. Lisa

    You’ve had a busy year! I think you did a good job on most of your goals. Besides, if you accomplished everything, what goals would you have for next year?! 😉

    I appreciate you sharing your struggles with all of us. Knowing you struggle with food still makes me feel a little better. Like you, stress leads me to my comfort: food. Just like you. It’s so hard to turn that off when you have many many years of that being the fall back.

  2. debby

    I always enjoy reading your goals and reviews. I’m curious–are there biking trails in the Adirondacks, or only hiking trails?
    Maybe you could combine that goal.

    1. Lori Post author

      There are a ton more hiking trails than biking trails. The bike trail is used by hikers, really. Hiking trails do branch off of some of the bike trails, but they require different gear. I wouldn’t want to be hiking in my bike shorts and shoes and it would be more than I want to haul on a ride. Of course, there are mountain bike trails as well, but I don’t mountain bike. 😉

  3. Fran

    I think you had a great year Lori, very exciting and stressful but by now you are living in your beautiful new house.

    I wish you and John a very happy New Year with lots of biking and … in 2015 hiking.

  4. Helen

    If you haven’t read the Ann Lamott piece about food and dieting, you should read it today, on my blog. 😀 I love how she writes about turning to food and then turning away again. She makes it sound so natural and… human.

    Hiking!! I think that’s something Mr. Helen would do with me. While we are both good at exercising on our own I have been wishing we could find something to do together.
    Maybe that would work.

    And, has it already been more than a year since you built your dining room table? I feel like that was just this year!

    1. Lori Post author

      I have read that piece. It’s good advice. I do need to turn away a little faster and not linger so much with the comfort food.

      It has been over a year on the table. We finished it right before Christmas Eve dinner in 2013. Can you believe it?

  5. Shelley B

    Hiking sounds fun, but there are only so many hours in a day/weekend, and I totally get it when something else takes precedence (like biking) – it’s a good goal in theory, anyway. Someday, right?

  6. Kimberley

    Even with all the stresses, it looks to me like you had a pretty good year! All the best in 2015 and I am already looking forward to “What’s Blooming” in your new garden!

  7. Linda E.

    I will hike with you, just let me know if/when you go. It would be fun, and I thought of that a lot last spring-fall. Only did a 4 hr long(very slow) one down and up trail in Letchworth State Park to see the Falls.

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