Friday, January 6, 2012

A Belated New Year's Goals Post

I started these goals about two weeks ago (really!) but have been perfecting them (aka procrastinating) and am only now just posting them.

I've used a ranking system to prioritize which of these goals are most important. There are a lot of things that I want to do in 2012, but it's important for me to distinguish between "must-have" goals and "nice-to-have"goals. So I've ranked them with an A-B-C scale.
  • A-goals--Highest priority. These are goals I have identified as being very important to accomplish in 2012. Non-negotiable black and white goals.
  • B-goals--Important goals, but I would be happy with significant progress toward them if I didn't meet them completely.
  • C-goals--The best way I can describe these is as something I would like to do, but am not firmly committed to.
And here they are:

  1. Run a sub-55 minute 10k
  2. Run a sub 2 hour half marathon
  3. Design, prototype, and test my running apparatus idea (even if it is not successful, I would like to have one for myself!)
  4. Continue improving eating habits
  5. Support my husband through the end of his 2nd year of law school, whatever summer work he ends up doing, and the beginning of his 3rd year of law school. 
  6. Write at least 150 blog posts
  7. Write at least 50 pages of memoir
  8. Between the two of us, save at minimum the equivalent of half of my 2011 salary
  9. Draw closer to God. Pray for at least 5 minutes/day on average (have to start somewhere).
B goals:
  1. Take week-long finance course at work 
  2. Execute another Six Sigma project at work
  3. Learn more about mold design and manufacturing
  4. Finish painting our living room ceiling
  5. Explore where we want to live after Shane graduates
  6. Tighten ties with family and good friends
C goals:
  1. Grow a small vegetable garden on my patio (yay cherry tomatoes!)
  2. Try running with a running group. Just once.
  3. Try a yoga class. 
  4. Cook more and experiment with new recipes. 
Word of the year:  CALM.  Don't get riled up about things that ultimately don't matter.  Don't allow situations to control my behavior, especially at work. Apply logic and rational thinking to difficult situations.

Alright 2012. Let's do this.