Anyways, I was checking on my goals for this year and thought it would be fun to look back at the goals I had in 2013, and evaluate the relevance they still have in my life.
Red Text --------- 2013 Goal
Green Text ------ 2013 August Update
Purple Text ------ 2013 August Upgraded Goal
Light Gray Text -----
Blue Text -- 2014 Final Result
- Application to BYU
Idaho Answer - February 25th
Provo Answer - March 1st
I already finished my first term on BYU Provo :D
- Get into the Graphic Design Program
I can't believe this people have been SO SLOW, really...
So-So. I'm still not in the program, isn't that sad? But I believe it's not my fault that my adviser does not reply my emails, thus, the process is so slow I could cry!
Wow. I graduated two months ago. But the program/department did try its best to make it miserable and frustrating. BYU in general is amazingly awesome. The administrative part of the Graphic Design program? Not so much.
- Improve the DLJ Shop
I did create new, gorgeous buttons collections! But I've neglected it since I moved...
- Learn to decorate cases
I won't be learning this in what's left of the year...
So-So. Indeed, I did not learn it... Throughout the year, I did improve the shop and work on it, so,it's not too bad.
I have decorated 1 case ever since. And I still haven't put it up for sale... But I'm selling keychains there right now. And working on some cool shirt designs ;)
- Take French classes
I took French during summer and I think I'm advancing at a great pace! My french was really super rusty, but I'm so glad I'm taking it again!!
Nailed. I've A'ced my FREN101 and FREN102 classes! Finally, something I succeeded on!
Finished French 202 last year's fall, and was in the French Choir for two years. Now I only need to go to France and actually put it to test! I did plan an 11-hour layover there, but it got ruined by an airport protest, so, I spend most of the time trying to get a replacement for my cancelled flight and making sure my lugagge wasn't sent to Spain without me. I did order water and a baguette in French though! #overachiever
- Save $2000 <- it's so much, but I really want to try!!
I'm changing this one, since I didn't get to sale at the events I was planning... I mean, I can still try to save that much, but in another way! Through the jobs I'm applying to...
- Get a job on campus
I have the best student job I could have wished for! Web Designer :D
So-so. I didn't save the $2000, but I got a job and I'm saving up now :D
Oh, the poor student life. But yes, I did save the money! #itwentalltothewedding #byebyetriptoJapan #orParis
- Read 6 books - I read so little last year!
1 The Fellowship of the Ring, 2 The Name of the Wind, 3 The Two Towers, 4 Wise Man Fear
Only two missing! And I already own The Return of the Kind and Howl's Moving Castle, which would complete the goal :D
1 The Fellowship of the Ring
2 The Name of the Wind
3 The Two Towers
4 Wise Man Fear
5 The Return of the King
7 The Makioka Sisters
8 Black Rain
Nailed this thanks to my Modern Japanese Literature class XD But really, I was just one book away. I still really want to read Howl's Moving Castle, it's been next to my bed since summer!
NAILED THIS LIKE A BOSS!
- Finish my Summer 2012 photoalbum
I did finish it! It's SO awesome <3 Too bad I left it at home 'cause it's super heavy... But I have pictures that I will show someday!
Nailed. Most awesome album ever
Hey, I got a photo album this year too! I cheated a bit because I just got it from Shutterfly, but what matters is having the memories on a book, right?
- Create photo album for Family Trip, November 2012
Nope... I won't be able to make this one q__q Maybe in December when I get back home?
Failed. Nope... My family is moving, so, when I went back home, everything was in boxes XD
Yea, that will probably never happen.
- Create memories book with postcards / papercuts / flyers that are on my wall, to take with me when I move
Nope... I did put them all in a notebook, but to store them while moving out, and now I have them all in my new wall!! I like them there, so, I won't create the memories book yet.
So-so. I have no interest in this, because I actually have a memories wall with it all :D
I had to take the memories wall down when I got married... I should make a book with them though!
- More sport! 40min, 3 times a week - and eat more healthy
I did more sport the first half of the year - really a lot! And I also eated much healthier! I even was in Weight Watchers for some months XD I'm not doing sport anymore, but, I walk to school everyday 20 minutes forth, 20 minutes back, under this desert's sun... Does it count?
But I gotta continue this throughout the year!!
I'm so failing at this...
Failed. Things were ok until I moved to Provo Q_Q
Y I CAN'T DO SPORTS?!
- Reach at least 53kg
I reached 53, but I'm back at 54... But I was at 60 last year when I returned from Germany, so, I am really working hard on this goal!
I haven't been able to get back to 53!!!
Failed. I reached it, and now, I gained all my weight again Q___Q
- Write more often in my blog - min. 2x a month - 24x in the year!
18 entries so far, which means, 2.25 times a month so far... Just barely managing it!
26 entries do far. Yay, reached the goal! XD
Nailed. Yay, something I managed as well!
If by blog I meant this blog, the no, I'm writing like twice a year XD
- Work more in Suppressed Feelings - min. 1x a month, 12x a year!
2 entries so far... I have four months to make 10 entries XD
3 entries so far... 9 entries to go O_O
Yea, I think Suppressed Feelings is dead...
- Work more in Imagination - min 1x every two months, 8x a year!
1 entry so far - shame on me!! I have four months to make 7 entries o__O
This hasn't even changed, omg...
Same as Suppressed Feelings...
- Work weekly at Oshare
I actually do! There's no major update every week, but there are small updates or entries almost every week, plus, I'm sending out Cyberstamps at least bi-weekly... So, this one is kind of working ^^''
I was doing well until October, gyaaahsdwekjlRGHH!!
Nailed. It kind of, on and off, worked
This didn't get the memo: Oshare is Daily Lovejuice now. Daily Lovejuice is still Daily Lovejuice. They merged! Have been working hard on them. I work weekly on the page, just not on updates though. There's a lot of social media now! And a lot of work in secret projects *cough*t-shirts*cough*.
- Create my own hosted & designed Portfolio
Yes! But I've shared it only with my school and job applications so far ;P
Still have to work a bit on this...
Nailed. Needs to be updated, but at least it's linked and running...
I have a new one, actually: saraobandolacey.com if you want to check it out. It still needs tons of improvement. #workingonit
- Work more with my drawing tablet / pratice more digital art - publish the results!
Hmm... not like a lot, but some results can be seen on this layout ^_^
I've worked a tiny bit...
So-So. I really need to work a bit more, but at least I worked a bit.
I did a whole project on it. A whole freaking project of 40 hours. I was dying. The tablet pen was dying. Yes, we bonded a lot. You can take a look at it here.
- Work on my YouTube channel - min 5 videos this year!
Nope... I have not done 1 video!!
None at all... I have actually filmed myself, but I think they turn out lame, so, I never get to editing, less publishing...
Hahaha. Yea. Nope. In the past three years, I've probably filmed about 2-3 YouTube videos that I decided will never see the world. I did put a video there, but it's not filming myself. It's the 40 hour project from above.
I've been considering starting a new channel though, together with my husband. I have tons of ideas, but I gotta convince him...