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.
- Run a sub-55 minute 10k
- Run a sub 2 hour half marathon
- Design, prototype, and test my running apparatus idea (even if it is not successful, I would like to have one for myself!)
- Continue improving eating habits
- 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.
- Write at least 150 blog posts
- Write at least 50 pages of memoir
- Between the two of us, save at minimum the equivalent of half of my 2011 salary
- Draw closer to God. Pray for at least 5 minutes/day on average (have to start somewhere).
- Take week-long finance course at work
- Execute another Six Sigma project at work
- Learn more about mold design and manufacturing
- Finish painting our living room ceiling
- Explore where we want to live after Shane graduates
- Tighten ties with family and good friends
- Grow a small vegetable garden on my patio (yay cherry tomatoes!)
- Try running with a running group. Just once.
- Try a yoga class.
- Cook more and experiment with new recipes.
Alright 2012. Let's do this.