Wednesday, January 6, 2010

2010 Goals

I have not set goals for myself in awhile but decided that I would do so this year. So here they are. Yes my sister and my cousin are rubbing off on me, in a good way.

1. Now that I am going back to grad school, changed venues and my degree plan but I am going back. My grad school goal for this semester is to have at least a 3.5.

2. As many of you know I am not the gym type but I do need to work out because of the fibromyalgia. So my goal for this year is to work out for at least 1 hour every day with one day off every 10 days if it is needed. I think this is doable because we got the Wii Fit for Christmas this year and I love it. I’ve worked out everyday for at least an hour and half since December 26th.

3. To outline the first draft of the World War I book I have running around in my head.

4. This one is going to be hard to measure but I want to balance my work and personal life a little bit better than I have in the past year.

5. To get a passport. I am the only one in the family that does not have a passport.

6. To apply and be selected for an AP World History reader position.

I think this is enough considering that I have not set goals for myself in a very long time. They are not resolutions they are goals. I have to keep telling myself that. In the past when I made resolutions and I did not meet them I would be mad at myself. I am hoping that because I am calling them goals I will not be so upset if I do not meet all of them. Wish me luck and I’m off and on my way. Now Bone is rubbing off on me too with the song lyrics. They are close enough to the Carpenter’s “We’ve Only Just Begun”.


HeidiTri's said...

Great goals! Two pieces of advice- every 6th day of exercise should be either a rest day, or low impact. Like taking a walk, or doing some yoga/pilates. Too many days in a row of hard cardio will eventually lead to injury.
And, be aware of "overuse" injuries- I think they are fairly common among Wii users.

Felicia said...

Good luck with your goals!!! Glad we rubbed off on you!

OK Chick said...

Great goals. You need a passport. Once you get one, you will never look back.

PennyCandy said...

Heidi, I guess I should have gotten your advice a day sooner. I'll take a couple of days off and hopefully my foot wi feel better.

I thought I should not make to many goals my first time out.

OK Chick thanks for stopping by. I want to make a stop in Canada this summer for some WWI research. Maybe next year France for more research.

TC said...

That's a lot of goals! Wow. Good for you :)

PennyCandy said...

TC I'm glad you think that is a lot of goals. I thought it was only a few. Some are more doable than others.

Bone said...

Bone has a way of doing that :)

Good for you. I'm reminded of a quote, which I will no doubt butcher now. Something about the real tragedy of life is not in failing to reach one's goal, but rather having no goal to reach.

I don't have a passport, either. So let me know how that goes.