Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 Goals

Welcome to 2010!  Instead of New Years resolutions, I like to do goals.  2009 wasn't the greatest year for me, so I'm optimistic that 2010 is going to be fabulous.  Here's a rundown of my goals for this year, in no particular order.  If I think about it, I want to check in on myself a few times over the course of the year to see how I'm doing and make sure I'm on track to reach my goals.  I've broken them down into mini categories, since some are related.

1. Read at least 2 books per month
This is a lofty one.  I'm a fast reader, but most nights when I hetad to bed, I just turn out the lights.  I want to make it a point to read before going to sleep more often.

2. Find a church and attend regularly
This has been something I've wanted to do for awhile now.  I grew up going to church with my family, but when I went away for college, I stopped going except for when I was home from school.  And now I've been out of school for almost four years and I still haven't made the effort to find a church where I now live.  I miss it and have decided it's time to make the effort to make this a priority in my life.

3. Get involved in 2-3 new activities / groups, etc. where I can meet new people
While I have a FANTASTIC group of friends whom I love dearly, I want as many opportunities as possible to meet new people and expand my connections.

4. Learn to sew
So domestic, I know.  I actually asked Santa for a sewing machine for Christmas, so now I want to know how to use it!  I want to be able to do basic clothes repairs, and also be able to sew cute crafty things...pillows, etc.

1. Lose 10-15 pounds
I had a goal in 2009 to lose 20 pounds.  At my lowest point, I got 15 down.  I've gained some back (sigh), especially over the holidays (in fact, I'm too scared to get on the scale right now...I'm waiting until Monday morning for that!), so I think I kept off about seven pounds.  I have a goal weight in mind, and depending on Monday's weigh-in (which is going to be my weekly weigh-in day), I'll need to lose 10-15 pounds to meet my goal.  The next three goals play into this one.

2. Bring lunch from home at least 4x per week
Saves money and is much healthier than eating out...

3. Cook dinner at home at least 4x per week
Same concept as above.  (Boxed mac n' cheese does NOT count!)

4. Exercise at least 5x per week
I really need to get back on the ball in this department.  Even though I managed to get through a 1/2 marathon three weeks ago, I have barely been exercising the past couple of months.  And it's starting to show...

Lastly, as it's own category...

Keep up with my blog!
I've enjoyed starting a blog and have "met" some great people in the blog world.  I slacked a bit in December, and I miss it!  I want to regularly update my blog - it's an outlet for me, and just plain fun!

So there you have it...this is what I'm going to be working on in the coming year!

What goals do you have for 2010?


  1. I love how you made categories! That is a very good idea. My big goal for 2010 is to work on my ideas and sell my ideas at a craft show or on Esty or Ebay.

    I will let you know how that is going. I love my blog friends too. It is a great outlet and a lot of fun.



  2. Great resolutions! I like the categories, very cute. I'm with you on the reading, exercise, attending church, and bringing lunch ones. Isn't it nice to start a new year with such fun goals?

  3. Did you find a church? I found your blog by mistake as my sister's blog is You have a darling blog and it looks like you love life and people. I don't know if you've ever looked into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but I thought I'd send a link to more information and a way to contact missionaries or find a church near you. The people and teachings bring so much light and joy into my life, I just wanted to share!