In case you missed it, the 2010: Year in Review, Part 1 can be found right HERE. I've been up since 5:30 this morning (Sunday) as I just could not fall back asleep after waking up. I hate that. So now that it is 9 AM, I figured I would kill a little more time by starting to finish up my 2010 Resolutions list. Time to see if I won the year or not.
7. Hit the driving range twice a week between May and September.
I like golf, but don't play it very often. I figured if I were to work on it a little more, it would make it a little less terrible every time I went out. Going out and working on my swing twice a week would keep me somewhat sharp, and maybe I would be able to have some consistency for once. I did not make it to the driving range once. Not one time. I live less than 2 miles from a driving range/golf course, by the way. Fail. (3-4)
8. Put more money into savings.
I'm not going to go into details on this one. Fail. (3-5)
9. Get better about spending smartly.
This could go either way. We did not do too much traveling this year, save for a trip to St. Louis in June, and with my running, I've stopped buying beer as often as I had in the past, which was very often. Overall, I'd say I didn't buy things I didn't need, so yeah, we'll go win. Luckily Twitter is free. (4-5)
10. Never be late on paying a bill.
I must have been having a financial crisis last year when I wrote these. I think I became concerned with buying my car, and I just wasn't exactly sure how to budget for it. But really, it was never a concern. This was an easy win. (5-5)
11. Attend the dentist for dental cleaning, twice.
This pretty much was only to use the dental insurance perks that I was paying for. Delta Dental pays for two teeth cleaning sessions per year, and I did not take advantage of that at all in my first year of paying for it. So this year, I did. I also had to get a filling, only the second one I've ever had. Win. (6-5)
12. Get a health check up before April.
Another perk of my health insurance (of which there are very few) is a free visit for a check-up. I did not have a primary care physician when I got here, so I just went to the closest doctor I could find. And that was in January. So, another win to close out the list. (7-5)
There you have it. I won the year, but barely. Goes to show that even a small win is nice to see, and that it is difficult to achieve your goals, but pretty fulfilling when you do. Granted, some of these were very basic, they were things I either had not done or needed to do, which is pretty much the point of resolutions in the first place. OK, someday before the new year I'll be posting a list of 2011 resolutions, but I can't imagine coming up with 12. I've only got one so far. Until next time...later.