Monday, January 18, 2010

2010 Goals

I have a list of goals I want to work on this year. I don't usually make new year's resolutions. I think I did once or twice, but I didn't write them down, so I don't remember if I completed them or not! I do like to set goals for myself though.
This year, I thought I'd write down the "goals" I want to complete, and it will be interesting to check it in December and see how I did! I'm writing this for my own journaling purposes, so you may or may not care to read on. (And these are in no particular order):

In 2010, I want to:

*Use less plastic bags. I always recycle every single one of my used Wal-Mart sacks, and man, they pile up fast! Although it's good to recycle, it's even better to not use them in the first place. I bought those cloth bags months ago and have only remembered to take them to the store like twice. They sat on my dryer for months, but they have moved their way to the back of my car. But I STILL forget to take them out when I get there! I need to work on that.

*Go visiting teaching EVERY month. I am horrible right now. I used to go faithfully, and I can't take credit for that. It was the wonderful sisters in the ward who took initiative and always called me first. But I HAVE talked to my VT partner, and we are planning on going next week for the first time since we've been put together.

*Run the Salt Lake Half Marathon faster than I did in 2007.

*Complete the Spring Sprint Tri faster than I did in 2009.

*Go to the temple at least once a month with Kevin. I can't believe I've been to the open houses of TWO new temples and haven't even taken the opportunity to go there with my husband since they officially opened. That's just plain sad. There are people in other parts of the world who would give everything to have just one temple within a days travel, and here we have bunches of them.

*Plan out my menus more often, and do at LEAST a week at a time. I know some people who plan out a whole month of dinners in advance. Wow. Maybe I'll get to that point someday, but for now, I'm going to work on planning one week at a time. Which leads me to my next goal:

*Make more freezer dinners!! It's not too hard to just double the recipe and freeze half of it. It just takes a little extra planning. It would make my life so much easier.

*Shoot at least 7 weddings in 2010. I don't know where I got that number. It just keeps popping up in my head. If I get more than 7, I'll be ecstatic!

*Have our own FHE more regularly. We go to FHE with Kevin's whole side of the family every first Monday of the month, but our own FHE has been lacking.

I have a couple of other "private" goals as well, but I'd rather not post them. I'll let you know if I accomplish them! ;)

Here's to 2010!