Monday, January 4, 2010

looking forward, not back

Last year, I made my 12 in 12 list for 2009. Looking at the list, it seems that I was a massive failure. I am nearly finished with the credit card debt- my last card will be paid off this month (then onward to student loans...oh boy). I did take a quilting class, but not a yoga class. I did play Wii fit yoga at a Wii Fit party though, does that count? I still cannot knit, was not hired directly (though didn't apply for any positions either), did not visit any new states or countries that I hadn't been to. My one trip outside the US was to Niagara Falls in September...hardly glamorous ;) I don't think I attempted the Sonoma Diet at all. I attended a few different churches on different occasions, though still have not been attending one regularly. Buy a condo, ha! I knew then that that wasn't going to happen....I have lofty goals sometimes! I do use my cookbooks often. I did meet the ex, and no longer refer to her with bad names, though I am still not wild about her. I can deal with her on the rare occasions that I need to, I suppose. After all, he's with me, not her (ps. I am totally cuter than she is).


This must be why I don't make resolutions. Still though, I think I need a few more realistic goals, some things that can and will actually happen. So, here we go---


1. Finish at least one quilting project a month. I find myself starting things all the time, but I don't always finish them, and I need to. Going along with that, post pictures of what I make, and maybe if I make enough, begin a separate blog for projects


2. Finally open the etsy shop I've been thinking about. I did create the shop, but that is all I've done so far. I need to get things made and listed, so that people can see them, and then buy them!


3. Attend mass regularly. As I said, I've gone to a few different churches, and liked them a lot, but I need to actually go, not just talk about it.


4. Do yoga once a week. Even if I just do it at home, that is okay, but once I am comfortable with it, take classes.There are a million yoga studios here.


5. Bring my lunch to work more often. I am lazy and buy it most (okay, every) day, and this is a waste and expensive. I could be doing so much better.

6. Save money. I'm not currently saving at all, and I really need to be. I need to set some saving goals, in order to motivate myself. Maybe a goal should be a trip to Albania...

7. Plan healthy weekly recipes. I don't, at all, which is why I eat hummus and pita for dinner at least twice a week. I should sit down on Sunday nights and plan dinners for the week. Along with that, I can grocery shop for the needed ingredients.


Okay. I am going to start with those for now. I will need to come back and revisit this list, to keep myself on track. These are much more attainable than last year's list....

6 comments:

Jill said...

Great Goals!!! I love the idea of doing one project a month. I'm looking forward to your Etsy store. Yay!

Jill said...

Oh, I've been meaning to tell you... my mom came over and I was using the pot holders you made. She LOVED them!

midnight macaroons said...

I love hummus! I could eat hummus probably every day of my life, LOL. My husband and I ordered it last week and I practically took down the whole serving by myself. I ate it with toasted pita bread. Now I'm hungry for hummus....

You crack me up. I love your honesty in your posts. Wishing you a fabulous start to a new year and a fantastic week. Looking forward to shopping your etsy store. :)

Love,
GiGi

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

This is such a great list. I'm cheering for you... especially for the Etsy shop! I'm a proud owner of your precious pot holders, so you know I'd be a customer :-)

Mzchef said...

Good for you! xxoo

notsojenny said...

i used to view my savings account as a wedding (dress) fund. it totally helps : )
i like that you use tangible goals too... too many people say "i'll do yoga this year" does that mean once? attending a regular class? what? it's so much easier to feel better about the goal when it's something measurable!