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Given my snarky nature and disdain for New Year’s resolutions, I have waited until January 2 to tell the world my plans for 2011. Mostly, I just panicked and realized that I may actually forget what I’ve been mulling over accomplishing, so here it is, written down, unforgettable.
I like to set goals with a number, that way it’s easier to know when I’ve achieved that goal. In the past, I’ve set goals like “get better at Spanish” and marveled over my creativity. See, I could get better at Spanish very easily. I just learn a couple new words and presto–better! I will always trick myself in an effort to let laziness reign supreme, hence the numbers.
For 2011 I plan to:
Run 750 miles. Last year I ran 700–702 technically, but the goal was 700. This was done partially as a response to my dad running 1000 miles, which is his annual goal… I think, at least he did it once. 1000 was far too much, so I focused on the more reasonable 700, which still sounds impressive. This was also done partially, though I hate to admit it, as a response to the nurse who called me fat and sedentary. Next time I see her, if I ever do, I plan to bring in a printout of my spreadsheet that details all the miles I’ve covered and say something just scathing that lets her know that just because a girl weighs a lot doesn’t mean she’s fat! Some people are heavy because their legs are like tree trunks and they have a running habit.
Read 100 books. This is kind of always my goal, but this year, I’m actually going to keep track. I ran into a situation recently where a friend and fellow librarian asked me for one of the best books I’ve read in the last year. The only books I can remember reading are those I read for the Rhode Island Teen Book Award, mostly because I had to write mini-review of them and give them a score. I do read grownup books! I just can’t ever remember them under pressure. So that will have a spreadsheet now where I will dutifully record title and author, unless I get bored doing this by March, which is very likely to happen.
I also have some personal finance goals that I’ve detailed on my personal finance blog. I think I had another idea, but I’ve forgotten it already…