I am a goal driven person and a firm believer that writing it down will help you achieve it. Well, I’m going a step further…I’m not only writing it down, I’m sharing it with you all.
My 2011 Goals List, in no particular order…
Drink more water.
I really don’t like how water tastes. I really don’t like having to go to the bathroom 7 million times each day, which is what happens when I drink water. But…I HAVE to drink more water. There are times when I can look back on a several day period, when I have not taken a single sip of water (yes, I realize that many of you are gasping right now). My body would probably appreciate some water instead of all the coffee and Diet Coke.
Stick to a budget.
John Wayne is a saver. I am a spender. For the past 8½ years John Wayne has tried to turn me into a saver, to no avail. Well, now with the prospect of building my forever house in the next few years (my forever house is where I will live my next at least 72 years), I am now a saver too. I have a BIG number that I would like to see in my savings account by the end of the year.
Read at least one book each month.
I like to read. After I had the Little Lady, I began questioning whether or not I would ever have time to read another book ever again. Well, now I have time during our commute and during my lunch hour, so really a book each month shouldn’t be a problem. (I think my current book of choice is my problem right now.)
Keep my pictures organized.
When the Little Lady was first born, at the end of each month I was backing all of my pictures up to a CD. Well, 10 months later, I have a mess of pictures everywhere…in my Shutterfly account, in my Kodak account, in my Picasa account, on my desktop, even on my Mom’s desktop! Why I even have all of these different accounts is beyond me?!? I need to get a new system and stick to it. I also want to do a good job of either printing pictures out and scrapbooking or making photo books online. I want to have something to give the Little Lady rather than just a stack of CDs.
Start sewing again.
When I got my sewing machine almost two years, much to my family’s surprise, I took off sewing…loving it and actually doing a pretty good job. Well, life has been so hectic lately, I haven’t done any sewing for quite awhile. I threw together an apron for a shower gift this fall, but haven’t touched my machine since then. I would like to complete at least one project each month and I’ll start with a bag for my Mom that I’ve had cut out for a year and a half now. I HATE having unfinished projects lying around.
Exercise. Yes, this one’s on 99% of all American’s list who make a resolutions list, right? Well, I want to get back into the routine…I feel so much better when I’m exercising (even though I don’t like to exercise). And I like to do it in the morning, I hate spending the day dreading going home and having to exercise (and yes, I think I mentioned that I don’t like to exercise…therefore I do dread it). So 5AM, 4x week, that’s my goal. This is a big one, but I’ve told you now, so I may actually do it. I have a fear of failure and letting other people down.
And then there’s the big one…
The “d” word...
I don’t know…I’m torn. I love to cook and bake and I know it can be done, but I’m sorry, healthy is not my style…I love real butter and lots of it. So maybe if I cut out all of the processed, store bought “bad for you” stuff: Little Debbie Snacks, candy bars, etc…I can continue to eat the good “bad for you” stuff. I think that’s a fair enough compromise. I’d rather be happy, eating my butter, then a grumpy girl craving it…all be it skinny, but still grumpy.
So not only have I shared my goals with you, at the end of each month I am going to report back to you on how I’ve progressed. Wish me luck and hold me accountable!