Saturday, January 3, 2009

my goals for 2009

I never make New Year's Resolutions, because they seem to last for about 1 week! But I did want to be semi-ambitious and set some goals for myself for 2009, some realistic and some a bit loftier. I thought it would be fun to check back at the end of the year and see how well I did. *huge breath* so here goes...

Ok, first the more vague ones, like:
* cook more often and try new recipes (oh, and eat healthier too)
* keep building my Etsy shop, pandacub
* spend more time with friends and family
* continued supporting the craft/handmade movement

Alright, now the ones I can actually keep track of:
* read 50 books this year (50 doesn't seem like a lot, but when you work it out, that's one book a week, so it's still pretty ambitious!)
* buy a house
* blog at least once a week
* hit 250 sales by the end of the year (starting off 2009 with 59 sales)
* get rid of all my old magazines (is anyone really impressed that I have 5 years worth of InStyle sitting in my office?) by scanning and keeping only the useful articles

As the year progresses, I'm going to re-visit this list every so often and see how I'm doing, and maybe even add a few more goals to the list.

Do you have any big goals you want to accomplish in 2009?


Clare said...

Great goals!

I want to read 100 books in 2009, I missed my goal by 10 books in 2008 so determind to make it this year :)

Happy New Year!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

This is a great set of goals. It's always fun to have the loftier ones in there to keep it interesting :)

I was very unambitious this year and haven't made any resolutions or goals yet. I'm pretty much just trying to take it one day at a time. I always make daily goals though :) That way I stay on task!

BonTons said...

great resolutions, I'd be happy if I got thru 1 book this year. Keep cooking the food you love!

Be Jeweled By Candi said...

Great goals for the new year. This is the first year I set goals for myself as well. Good luck! You have a great shop!

High On Craft said...

Sadly, I have not made any resolutions. I tend to not keep them. I am thinking of getting back into running though I haven't made a goal of it.

pandacub said...

Clare - thank YOU for inspiring me with your 100 books in a year! I figured 50 is a little more realistic for me!

High on Craft - I want to start running too, but sadly, I think the WiiFit will be the closest I get to a fitness program until the warmer weather sets in! LOL