Wow, 2012 sure has flown by. I can’t believe tomorrow is new year’s eve. In looking back, 2011 was really a year of transitions. I finally made the commitment that I wanted to pursue my MBA after debating for years, and I took the plunge and signed up for the GMAT. Of course, Kevin and I got engaged, setting into motion wedding planning and life planning.
2012 was the year that we made everything happen. It was full of wedding planning, sitting for the GMAT and getting accepted to the University of Florida’s MBA program. 2012 contained so many wonderful memories that really all culminated into my favorite memory: marrying Kevin.
It’s going to be hard to top this year. Last year I set some goals/resolutions for 2012 that I thought would be fun to reflect on.
- Kick butt on the GMAT-I am so proud of this. I studied a ton (going overboard, as usual) and ended up scoring a 690, far exceeding my goal score.
- Get in ideal wedding shape-I am really pleased with this as well. Everyone is her own worse critic, but I was diligent at working out (except during GMAT studying) and portion controlling while still enjoying myself and being able to celebrate with those around me. More importantly, I think I laid the foundation for healthy habits as opposed to crash dieting for one day. I felt strong and healthy leading up to the wedding, which is more important to me than being skinny.
- Learn to relax better-So two out of three isn’t bad, right? I do get stressed out very easily and tend to try to juggle too much. With wedding planning behind me, a huge source of stress will be relieved.
Here are my goals for this year:
- Maintain a healthy balance-I start grad school in a few weeks, and I just need to learn to balance better. When I was studying for the GMAT, I really fell off the workout wagon, but it was far enough away from my wedding that I had time to get back in shape. I can’t put off my health for two and a half years through my MBA program. In addition to balancing working out and studying, I also need to balance school and work, and home life and responsibilities. It’s going to be quite a hectic year!
- Do well in school-I’ve always set high standards for myself when it comes to school, but I don’t feel that I’ll have a passion for business classes like I did for my public relations classes in undergrad. I’ve already received my first textbook that I need to have a grasp on by the first day of classes, and I can tell school will be a challenge. I’m hoping that by putting in the dedication and hard work it deserves, I’ll excel.
- Learn to relax better-It’s a new year so a new chance to get this right!
What are your goals for 2013?