Monday, December 31, 2012

Goodbye 2012

Go HERE if you want to read last year's post!

1. What did you do in 2012 that you'd never done before? Ran a mile, without stopping, in less than 15 minutes! I don’t think I’ve ever been able to do that before!! It’s always taken me at least a half out and that included lots of walking time!

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions and will you make more for next year? I didn't make any this year!! Mostly because I didn't want to have to admit, yet again, how lame I am at keeping my resolutions on this question!! 

 3. Did anyone close to you give birth? My best friend Lacey had her very first baby in September!! SO excited for her!! My friend Megan had a baby girl in October and my friend Amanda had a girl in November!! So many cute baby girls!! 

4. Did anyone close to you die? No and I am SO grateful!  

5. What countries did you visit? Canada!! Sort of.... In September when I went to Washington, we went whale watching and ended up off the coast of Victoria, British Columbia. We were close enough that if I had decided to abandon ship, I would have been in big trouble because I didn’t have my passport! So I’m totally counting that!!

6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012? Motivation to get healthy once and for all! And better saving habits!

7. What date from 2012 will remain etched in your memory, and why? April 28th. The day I went through the Oquirrh Mountain Temple.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Running my first 5k!! 

9. What was your biggest failure? 
Having a goal to become a runner and then slacking off big time as soon as the weather got chilly!

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Nothing major, thank goodness! I think I gave myself shin splints when I first started running because I was totally doing it wrong!  

11. What was the best thing you bought? My awesome BlueRay player!! I'm finally up on the times... for now! 

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? President Uchtdorf! I just think he is awesome! 

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? The Federal government. It’s so ridiculous that they can’t work together! Grow up guys…. forget about who’s scratching who’s back and work together for the betterment of this country!

14. Where did most of your money go? Bills!! And food…. and gas…. Life is expensive!

 15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? My new position at work! I became the Administrative Assistant the very end of July! It was SO happy to be in a new position!

16. What song will always remind you of 2012? Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jeppson and That's What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction 

17.Compared to this time last year, are you:
i.happier or sadder? I’m always conflicted on this one. I am working on the happier thing!
ii.thinner or fatter? Fatter... SO much fatter! 
iii.richer or poorer? I'm not one hundred percent sure on this one.... I am awful about balancing my checkbook! 

18.What do you wish you'd done more of? Going to the gym and spending time with friends!

19.What do you wish you'd done less of? Sitting at home, alone, doing nothing!  

 20.How will you be spending The New Year? 
I will be with my friends Miranda and Stacey. The past two years we have done Olive Garden, fondue and movies! But this year I think we are going to deviate slightly from the plan!

22. Did you fall in love in 2012? Not this year..

 23. Did you go on any vacations this year? 
I changed this question again…. It used to be something about one night stands…. that was never going to happen so it was a boring question. And then last year I changed it to something about cultural events/plays/musicals…. But I’m not sure I loved that question…. so I’m changing it again! I went on a few really great vacations this year!! My family did our annual St. George trip in June which is always a lot of fun!! My cousin Kandi was gracious enough to let me tag along on her Disneyland vacation and I got to visit one of my favorite places…. Seattle, with some really good friends!!

24. What was your favorite TV program? I love Dance Moms….. I also just barley started watching Once Upon A Time and it is definitely my new favorite TV show. I still love Criminal Minds and Drop Dead Diva!

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? Not that I can think of!

26. What was the best book you read? The Goddess Test, Divergent and The Peacegiver.

 27. What was your greatest musical discovery? One Direction and The Wanted 

28. What did you want and get? To live life roommate free!! I moved into my grandma’s basement in May and it’s been so nice!! I admit there are some times I will having people around…. But it’s also nice to not worry about pleasing other people!

29. What did you want and not get? Tickets to the Taylor Swift concert next June. I was on the computer right as they came on sale and I still didn’t get them!!

30. What was your favorite film of this year?  The Hunger Games!!!! Breaking Dawn Part 2!!!!! I also loved The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, Premium Rush and Les Miserables was spectacular!!

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? My family let me celebrate for a whole weekend!! There was some shopping and lots of cake!! We also saw Wicked at Capitol Theater which was fantastic as always!! Oh... and I turned 27.... downhill side to 30! AHH!

 32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Winning the lottery and getting out of debt!

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012? Pretty much the same as last year! I LOVE cardigans! And Roxy loafer shoes! I've also sort of gotten on the colored jeans band wagon.... I own a pretty awesome pair of plum pants! 

34. What kept you sane? I hate this question….. I don’t know….. But I do know I will be changing this question next year!!  

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Josh Dallas!

36. What political issue stirred you the most? Oh election years.... I HATE them!! I try not to post my political views.... mostly because I dont like the tension it can create!
But I have to say, what a joke I think it is that President Obama has all the sudden spoken out in favor of gay marriage. And the worst part? Everyone is praising him for it!! And yet they slam Mitt Romney for changing some of his political opinions!! What a double standard!! 
I hated all the build up to the stupid elections and I’m glad it's over. And I would be lying if I said I was happy with the outcome..... 
The fiscal cliff stuff has been pretty frustrating…. It’s kind of pathetic to me that no one will compromise! I do have to say though…. I’m sort of on the Democrats side on this one!

 37. Who did you miss? I miss my friend Christine! She moved up to Idaho in September. And now that I'm not living in Murray I miss Charmaine and Chantry and Jamie! 

38. Who are your favorite people that you met this year? I didn’t meet many new people this year… I’ve kind of been a homebody!

39. Quote a song lyric that accurately summarizes this year? I feel like there are a ton of songs that apply right now!!
 “Happy, free, confused and lonely at the same time. It’s miserable and magical, oh yeah” 
“For courage to accept Thy will”

I hope you have an awesome 2013!
My resolution is to get back to blogging!! Look for lots of posts to come!!