2012 goals

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Jan 052012
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Happy Friday!

Even though I currently don’t have a job, I still look forward to the weekend.   I think that’s a bit silly, but I guess it has to do with still being used to having a ‘regular’ routine.  Plus, I am in school, though I’m taking just one class, at 7 am!  Crazy, I know, especially given all the time I have during the day.  However, I intentionally signed up for such an early time so that when I find a job, I won’t need to drop the class.

Anyhow, before we get too deeply into 2012, I wanted to share some of our (my) goals for this year.

  1. Post on the blog 2-3 times a week.
  2. Learn WordPress!  I plan on checking online tutorials and maybe buying a book.  Even though I could find everything there is to learn online, I like to have a book as a reference.
  3. Read at least 6 books (fiction, non-fiction, business, and self-help/motivational).
  4. Walk our dogs at least 3 days per week, once a day, around the neighborhood or a nearby park.  Take them to the larger parks at least once over the weekend.  This in addition to all their play time in our yard.
  5. Loose at least 3o lbs by cleaning up my diet and exercising 5-6 days a week.  More to come on this journey.
  6. Start new traditions!  Carlos and I are very easy going and laid back people.  We don’t do many things for our anniversary, birthdays, etc.  It’s never too late to start traditions, so after being married almost 14 years, I would like to start.  However, because we don’t have dog sitters and boarding them would be so expensive, we need to figure out local and inexpensive traditions as well as ones to include the fury gang.  Any ideas are welcome!
  7. Visit my family in AZ.  We visited them back on June 2010, and had intentions of going again this past summer, but due to our job situation it was not possible.  My plan was to visit them either in the Spring or after the Spring semester at school is over, which would be the end of May.  However, my mom mentioned she’d like to spend another Christmas with the whole family, we might not go until December, to spend the holidays with them – hopefully in Mount Lemon.
  8. To not procrastinate!  We have a things (lists) we need to get done around the house, and I think it would be best to tackle them – if possible – before we start new jobs.  This would allow us to have the weekends to do fun projects, relax, and do things we enjoy, such as spending time with our dogs.

I watched a video by Gina Aliotti, and it just made sense to me to set my goals by using the SMART model.  f I didn’t, this list would have over 20 items!  SMART means, Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.  I tried to come up with goals that would not be difficult to attain even when I get a job.  Wish me luck, and patience!

Did you set any resolutions or goals?  I would love to hear what you would like to accomplish this year.

~ L.

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