Last week I released my list of goals for 2019, but before I can truly dive into those new ones, let’s see how I did on my goals for 2018.
1) Do a handstand
While I can’t say I can walk to work in full handstand while carrying my purse with my feet, I have come SO FAR from the beginning of the year.
2) Take a kickboxing class
Guys. Seriously, take a kickboxing class. I mean, I figured I’d like it. Love it, even. But I didn’t realize it would be therapeutic. I genuinely worked through some things while I was punching and kicking that damn bag. So it’s safe to say that I will definitely make my way back to some classes in 2019.
3) Visit (at least) 20 museums in Los Angeles
WILL CONTINUE IN 2019
I only ended up making it to 8 museums this year, which is a bummer, but not that surprising when I look back at how busy my 2018 was. Instead of just letting it go however, I decided to make finishing this goal one of my goals for 2019. Hopefully this year I’ll find some more spare weekends to get out and see some ‘seums.
4) Get CPR certified
That’s right, folks! According to the certificate that was emailed to me by the Red Cross, I am officially CPR and First Aid certified! I can officially save your life (if you’re having a minor crisis that was covered by the training)!!
If you’re interested in getting certified, you can find more information here.
5) Shoot (at least) 1 roll of film per month
I fell off a little at the end, but I shot 13 total rolls of film this year so I’m calling it good. I absolutely love that I set this goal and the pictures turned out SO COOL. Here are a few of my favorites:
6) Complete the 104 things to Photograph book
Yeahhhhhh. I just didn’t get around to this one, to be honest. I thought it would tie in really well with my film goal, but I just didn’t put in the effort to take pictures that corresponded to the prompts in the book. As of now, I could probably fill half of it, and while I will continue to fill it, I just couldn’t do it in one year.
7) Visit the sea glass beach in Fort Bragg, CA
I have worked out all the details needed to take this trip, and my roommates and I have thrown out potential dates. So while we didn’t take this trip in 2018, I think we will definitely make time for it in 2019.
8) Go to the dentist
Yes, I went to the dentist. No, it was not fun.
9) Watch 20 documentaries
This was another goal that I loved more than I thought I would. There are SO MANY documentaries out there that cover SO MANY different topics. And since I’m already someone that loves dropping fun facts, watching these documentaries this year gave me more material than I knew what to do with!
If you’re interested, these are the ones that I watched. I put my favorites in bold!
- Happy (Netflix)
- The Mortified Guide (Netflix)
- The Mortified Sessions (Netflix)
- Minimalism (Netflix)
- Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Amazon)
- Three Identical Strangers (Amazon)
- Amanda Knox (Netflix)
- Icarus (Netflix)
- Evil Genius (Netflix)
- The White Helmets (Netflix)
- Tiny Shoulders (Hulu)
- Conor McGregor: Notorious (Netflix)
- The Mind of Jake Paul (YouTube)
- Zion (Netflix)
- Seeing Allred (Netflix)
- Ballet Now (Hulu)
- Becoming Bond (Hulu)
- The Barkley Marathons (Amazon)
- Blue Planet 2 (Netflix)
- Batman & Bill (Hulu)
10) Perfect an omelet
DIDN’T REALLY WANT TO ANYMORE?
Yeah, I don’t really know what to say about this one. I mean, I had every intention of learning to make an omelette and I constantly mentioned buying a new pan that would help me do so, but then I just kind of…didn’t want an omelet? I don’t know. I guess I was really craving them in 2017, craving them enough to make perfecting them a goal for 2018, but here in 2019, I just want hard boiled eggs in my lunch box and fried eggs on my burgers. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
11) See (at least) one movie in theaters per month
ONLY MISSED DECEMBER
Similar to the film goal, I did fall short at the end on this one, but I think I more than made up for it the rest of the year.
Here are all the movies I saw in theaters this year. And again, my favorites are in bold! 🙂
- I, Tonya
- Call Me By Your Name
- Maze Runner: The Death Cure
- 50 Shades Freed
- Red Sparrow
- I Can Only Imagine
- A Quiet Place
- Book Club
- Incredibles 2
- Won’t You Be My Neighbor
- Three Identical Strangers
- Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
- Eighth Grade
- Skate Kitchen
- Crazy Rich Asians
- A Star is Born
- Bohemian Rhapsody
12) Read 20 books off the Time’s 100 List
I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it one thousand times: AUDIOBOOKS. They are the only reason I made it through this goal, and since finishing Time’s list is on my 30 Before 30 list, I’m sure they’ll be the driving force behind completing that as well. #teamaudiobooks
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
- Dear God, it’s Me Margaret
- On the Road
- The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
- Lord of the Flies
- To the Lighthouse
- The Day of the Locust
- The Great Gatsby
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- Never Let Me Go
- Revolutionary Road
- The Painted Bird
- Red Harvest
- The Big Sleep
- Mrs. Dalloway
- The Moviegoer
- A Clockwork Orange
- The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
13) Pay off credit card
About halfway through the year I had to pull the plug on this one because I just didn’t have the resources to continue, but I’ve since got back on track and am making progress slowly but surely!
14) See 3 WRLA’s
While on a trip to Seattle and Canada in March, I was able to complete this goal, seeing the World’s Largest Cowboy Hat & Boots in Seattle, WA, the World’s Largest Paper Airplane in Mukilteo, WA, and the World’s Largest Tin Solider in New Westminster, BC, Canada!
15) Volunteer (at least) 5 times
After what seemed like a promising start, I once again found myself scrambling a little bit at the end. I did get my five slots in, but it wasn’t without a little sweat and frantic planning. The main charities I volunteered for this year were Food Forward and Children’s Hunger Fund. Check them out!
16) Donate Blood
Yes, I did it! Was it my favorite thing ever? No. But will I do it again because it’s an easy way to help out? Definitely!
Find out more about donating blood here.
17) Do the 1 second/day video challenge
This was probably the most stressful goal for me because I was constantly having to remember to film a second for each day, but I genuinely love how it turned out. Shout out to everyone in the video! You are all reasons why this video/year turned out great because you were part of some of my favorite moments of 2018 🙂
Overall, I’d say this was a very successful year! It was a little crazy, a little blurry, and a little bit overwhelming, but I’m very thankful for all that it had to offer.
Now we’re off into the mysterious world of 2019!
I hope it treats you well and that you feel inspired to go for it! Whatever it may be for you. ❤
You can read more about the goals I set for 2019 here.
And if you’re looking for inspiration on goals you should set this year, check out this post!