Goals Remix

A few weeks ago, Lisa posted about her family’s resolutions for the year, reporting on their progress as the final countdown to the end of the year begins.

It reminded me that I should probably look over my 2009 goals and see how I was doing.

  • Read 120 books this year My count as of yesterday is 170. Ta-da! I’m feeling good.
  • Write 50 book reviews here I just checked and I have written 49 this year so far. Awesome.
  • Eat better
    • Only 2 desserts a week. Success! Every single week, although I will admit that our idea of a serving of a dessert has gotten more lax as the year progresses.
    • No fast food this year This has been so easy. Except when I’m in the airport and the french fry smell TAUNTS me. I am still eagerly looking forward to my New Year’s Eve In-n-Out burger, though.
  • Run three miles by the end of February. I was so close. And then I just kind of fell off the wagon. My new goal is to reach this by the end of the year.
  • Work out three days a week all year long (this will be measured with stickers on my kitchen calendar). There have been, I think, two weeks this year that I haven’t hit this target, but even those weeks I went at least ONCE. So I’m counting it as a mega success.
  • Refinish kitchen table and chairs I. . .bought a new table. And sold the old, unfinished one on Craigslist. And I feel no guilt.
  • Organize closet and weed out clothing I did this right after Christmas and then again when we moved here. I probably should do it again!

One of the goals I didn’t list on the blog in January was to read 12 Newbery winners and all the Printz winners. After looking at Lisa’s post, I suddenly realized that it was the end of October and I had read only THREE Newbery books and only TWO Printz books. Time to get cracking.

So, in the last two weeks, I have read seven Newbery books and two Printz titles. It delights me to have my goals pushing me to do things I want to be doing!

And my number one goal for the year was Get a job in a library (either public or school).  Ding-ding-ding-ding-ding! We have a winner! I couldn’t be happier or more grateful.

(Also, I normally write my posts in the evening – what a happy moment to be writing this at 7:30 in the morning, instead of finishing the mad rush to get out the door and begin the drive to school. I love Veteran’s Day and my job).

I love looking over my goals, both the ones I’ve accomplished and the ones that I realize I need to work harder on or maybe give up altogether.

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  1. Nice work! You have some amazing goals. I might need to copy some of them….like the working out one. 🙂

  2. Almost thou persuadest me to revisit my goals.

    But I fear they'd be discouraging. If I accomplished nothing else this year, at least we welcomed a healthy baby girl into the world.

  3. Thanks for the inspiration, Janssen! My goal is to set some goals…seriously. I need to put them down in writting so I'll follow through. Hope you guys are faring well in the cool climate you've relocated to! Weather here in RR is beautiful right now.

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