ready for a new list

I don't think I've ever been as excited to make my list of New Year's goals as I am this year. I think my excitement has much to do with the fact that I wrote last year's goals in the front of my planner and then referred back to them nearly once a week during 2009, if I got bored in church. So my goals actually meant something all year long AND kept me entertained in sacrament meeting.

The weekly review kept me on track: here I am at the end of the year with a completed master's thesis, a large number of lit journal rejection slips, and a stack of family history papers completely updated.

Weekly review also helped me revise some goals along the way: in July, after we found out I was pregnant, I had to cross out "lose 25 pounds" and replace it with "have a baby."

In some cases, weekly goal review didn't help me much: turns out, I'm still an inconsistent blogger and a crappy visiting teacher. If you've got any tips on how to get better at either of these, I'm open for suggestions.

Until then, I'm off to finish making my list for 2010. By this time next year, you'll be surprised by how many push-ups I can do.


eden said...

just curious - are you going to be working on this? -

i've been thinking i'll be making that one of my goals.

i think it'd be awesome, just to say i've done it.

i actually started it spur of the moment in november, but then quickly forgot about it because i never printed out a chart or anything to follow.


whatever you're doing, good luck to you!

Bryson and Tara said...

You're such a cute pregnant lady. Just wanted you to know that. Good luck with your list!

Megan said...

I'm a crappy visiting teacher too. Why is it so hard after visiting people all day, every day for a year and a half?!