Happy New Year!

I can't believe it's already 2011. 2010 was a great year and I grew a lot over the year and I accomplished a lot. In an effort to improve in different areas of my life, here are 3 of my goals for 2011.

  1. Blog at least twice a month
    During 2010, I only had 12 total posts. One of the reasons for that is because I was so focused on reading (see my reading goal below) but also because I wasn't focused on what I wanted to write about. As part of my blogging, I want to cover a recipe or food that we enjoy at least once a month. That will leave me with at least 12 more blog posts over the year that will cover random topics that I'll choose as they come along. I suspect that in January I will be blogging a little more often as I cover my top lists from 2010.
  2. Become more flexible
    This past year I accomplished something that I never thought possible: I ran a half marathon. On top of that I've really began to focus on getting and keeping myself in good shape. One of the areas that I am severely lacking is in my flexibility. More specifically, by the end of 2011, I want to be able to comfortably touch my toes while standing (right now I can get about 6-8 inches away fairly comfortably). In order to obtain this goal I will be including a regular stretch routine in the evening when I am doing some other small exercises.
  3. Read 100 books
    You may be surprised that my goal is so low this year compared to last year (final count was 264 books), but having read so much last year I realized that I was ignoring some other things that I also wanted to do. I was so set on reading at least 250 books that I would put off other tasks (there's still no lawn in the backyard). By setting a lower goal I'll be able to still enjoy reading while finishing up several other projects around the house and also round out my time with some other personal goals (not listed here).

Here's to a New Year and to making it even better than 2010. I'm off to complete one of those house projects.


Bradwich said...

I like the look of these goals. I may not end up blogging much this year--I need to take some time to think about what I would be wanting to blog about and whether the blog should be a priority in my life right now. I'm thinking not.