Goals For 2011
While searching my blog for something the other day, I came across this posting: Goals For 2010. I set goals for 2010? Who knew? Not me apparently, as I totally forgotten about it. Of course, my first thought was: how did I do on achieving those forgotten about goals?
|Get more sleep||No||Who has time to sleep?|
|Tackle 40 of the things in my 101 list of things to do||No||At the end of 2009, I had completed 18 items. As of Dec 31, 2010, I’d done 23. Sadly, 5 is not 40. However, I did complete 1 item yesterday (Polar Bear Swim) and am currently in the middle of completing 11 other ones. Still not even close to 40.|
|Reattempt the 100 pushups/200 situps/200 squats program||No||But I did get the 100 pushups app for my iPhone!|
|Get back to running||Yes!||An 8 km and two half marathons! w00t!|
|Do a 30-day yoga challenge.||Yes!|
|Focus on fruits and veg.||Sort of||I could do more of this|
|Lose 15 lbs.||No, but…||I did lose about 5 lbs, plus I got more toned, so I *look* like I’ve lost more weight.|
|Do a great purge!||Yes, but…||The unexpected move in Feb 2010 did result in many things going to the thrift store/into the garbage, but I still have a lot of stuff I need to sort through and get rid of|
|Hit a net worth of $0.||Yes|
|Make $100,000.||Sadly, no.|
|Invest 10% of my earnings.||Yes||Just did some quick number crunching and it turns out I’m investing ~15% of my gross income. Wow, I had no idea!|
|Blog every day||No, but..||While I didn’t blog every single day, I did post 344 blog postings, so that’s not too shabby!|
So now the question is, what should my goals for 2011 be?
I’ve been telling everyone that my new year’s resolution is to find a rich husband. In the absence of that, however, I think my 2011 goals will be:
- run a 2-hr half marathon – I achieved a personal best of 2:07 in the Victoria half-marathon in October, so I feel like a sub-2 hr half marathon is now within reach. Alicia and I are planning to do the BMO Vancouver half marathon in May and training starts this week! w00t!
- make $100,000 – My salary still isn’t anywhere near $100K, but I’m optimistic that I can pick up some teaching and contracts to supplement my income. Even though I totally didn’t do that last year – I had only one course to teach and my contract work was minimal.
- reduce my remaining student loan debt in half – I have just cracked the $40K mark and insane as it sounds, I want to have it down to $20K by the end of 2011. Which means I better get creative with making some extra cash!
- get my Credentialed Evaluator designation – the Canadian Evaluation Society now offers a C.E. designation to qualified evaluators. This year I’m going to apply for it, because “C.E.” would look great after my name, don’t you think?
- blog every day in 2011 – of course!