My family doesn’t really do resolutions, but we’ve set goals every year for as long as I can remember. My dad is very serious about setting measurable goals with specific plans of how to achieve them and deadlines. My whole family spent quite a long time discussing and planning our goals for 2009 (in fact, we were asked to speak in church about goal setting last Sunday, so we spent sort of a ridiculous amount of time pondering them).
A few of my goals:
- Read 120 books this year
- Write 50 book reviews here
- Eat better
- Only 2 desserts a week
- No fast food this year
- Be a better gift giver
- Keep a list of gift recipients and add gift ideas throughout the year
- Send cards and gifts at least three days before event
- Run three miles by the end of February
- Work out three days a week all year long (this will be measured with stickers on my kitchen calendar)
- Refinish kitchen table and chairs
- Organize closet and weed out clothing
And, my number one goal for the year:
- Get a job in a library (either public or school)
Last year, I made some really awesome goals (I assume) but I never looked at them again. This year I will be printing them out and affixing a copy to my closet mirror and to my dayplanner cover so that I can refer to them often and measure my progress.
Wish me luck!