Be It Resolved…

Ah, that time of year again. Promises to be made, promises to be…unmade.

Last year I had quite a bit of success with my New Year’s Resolutions. I think the difference from previous years was that I got very specific with what I wanted to do and, of course, I didn’t try to do them all at once. I can’t remember the entire list, but I think the only thing I didn’t accomplish was to finish (translation: start and finish) my home remodeling. Never fear, it will go on the list again this year, but I’ll have to ponder it a bit so that I can include specific goals and timelines.

Another thing I learned over the past year was that the list of goals doesn’t have to be set on January 1. It’s merely a starting place. As goals are achieved, new ones can be added. Just to keep life interesting and mobile.

So, without any fanfare or drama, here are my identified goals for 2008:

  1. 1000 minutes of cardio in January
  2. Participate in a 5k on April 19th (how much time I spend walking and/or running will be determined by my aging body)
  3. Reduce the number of times each week I eat in restaurants by preparing at least 3 meals per week at home.
  4. Reduce clutter by moving two things out for every one new thing I bring into my house
  5. Start at least one remodeling project (kitchen!kitchen!) by March 31st
  6. Complete last remodeling project by October 31st
  7. Write 300 words per day, every day (blog entries not included)

That’s all I have for now. I’m not including my weekly goals because I’m already doing them consistently. I’ll continue listing them in the sidebar for motivation. :)

Fun goals:

  1. Go to San Francisco for a week
  2. Treat myself to a facial and/or a massage every 6-8 weeks
  3. Buy a bicycle. And a helmet
  4. Read all the books on my TBR (To Be Read) shelf of my bookcase
  5. Take a class in something I’ve never studied before (even if it’s just a workshop)
  6. Try one new recipe every month (see above goal re: kitchen remodel)
  7. Finish Christmas shopping in November.

That should do for now. Some of these are MustDo, others are ShouldDo, but there’s no really good reason I can’t accomplish all of them.

Wish me luck!