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Reviewing my Goals for 2011

Being that it is the end of the year, I figured that I should see how I did on my 2011 goals. Like last year, I set a bunch of goals at the start of the year and then promptly forgot what they were. Because I’m awesome like that. So let’s see how I did on my neglected goals, shall we?

2011 Goals Achieved(y/n) Excuse
run a 2-hr half marathon N I ran the Scotiabank half marathon in 2:10:48, so I wasn’t even close to my goal of 2 hrs. My excuse – I was lazy about my training and thus have no one to blame but myself!
make $100,000 N I didn’t do much in the way of freelance work this year and the one course I taught at the Justice League paid less than the course I used to teach at UBC, so I think I will have made less in 2011 than I did in 2010. I failed at this goal in 2010 too, so at least I’m consistent!
reduce my remaining student loan debt in half Y I more than succeeded at this one! On January 1, 2011, I owed $39,467.71. By the end of the day on December 31, 2011, I’ll only have $10,797.43 left to pay. That means I’ll have brought my student loan debt by 73% of what I owed at the start of the year!
get my Credentialed Evaluator designation  Not yet but…Y Received on 30 December 2011!…I’ve submitted my application, which currently holds the status of “under review.” Hopefully that will change to “approved!” early in the new year!
blog every day in 2011  Not exactly, but…  …I did write 375 blog postings, which is equivalent to more than one per day. Plus, I still have four days left in 2011 in which to blog. So while I didn’t publish a posting on every day, I think I did pretty well on the quantity of blog postings fronts this year.

So, there you have it. I failed in all but one  two of my goals, but the one of the ones that I succeeded on was the most important one *and* I totally blew out of the water. Plus, I achieved something this year that I hadn’t even conceived of when I set up my 2011 goals, and it was so epic that it pretty much makes all other goals meaningless in comparison.

Next up, a posting about my goals for 2012!

2 Responses to Reviewing my Goals for 2011

  1. Dan says:

    Excellent work Dr. Beth. As for “wasn’t even close to my goal of 2 hrs”, I disagree. 2hrs = 120 minutes. Your time, 130.8 minutes. Difference = 10.8 minutes, or 9% of your goal. I would suggest that 9% is actually “close”.

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