Friday, January 1, 2010

My 2010 To Do List

As I've said here before, I despise the word "resolutions". There's just something about that word that I think inherently sets people up for ultimate failure. At least that's been my experience. That's why I create a "to do" list for myself at the beginning of every year. I'm a list maker. Obsessive list maker. However, if I don't mark everything off the list, I don't feel a huge wave of disappointment. I just add leftovers to the next list and start again. So, we've already seen the results of last year's list. Let's see what's on tap for this year!

Family Finances
1. Construct a budget and post it on the computer cabinet monthly
2. Get debt snowball plan created and posted
3. Get emergency fund completed
4. Get plan together for next year's Christmas

1. Finish the Patten Chapel cross stitch
2. Finish the Bambi cross stitch
3. Finish the 2008 Disney Album
4. Keep family album up to date
5. Try to read a book each month

1. Get my review blog up & running
2. Save up to redo my primary blog
3. Post at least 4 times per week
4. Be a better commenter on others blogs

Personal Goals
1. Get in 3 workouts per week
2. Do weekly meal planning
3. Shoot for a size 6 jeans by December 1st
4. Spend more time outdoors with the kids

Happy 2010 Everyone!

What's something you're hoping to accomplish this year?


Shannon said...

I think all your goals are very "do-able".

Well, except for the spending more time outdoors... sheesh, woman! What are you thinking?! ;)

Evansmom said...

I just found your blog last night. I look forward to following your progress on your to do list~
Happy New Year!

Kat said...

Oh, I want a blog redo, too. But I cannot justify the expense. I need to get better about posting, too. If only I would finish all the posts I have started, I'd probably have enough for the year :-)

Heather said...

Yes, post and comment more! Great goal!

Good luck with your "to-do list".

Happy New Year, Angie!

Kristen said...

Happy 2010!!

CrystalChick said...

I don't like to make resolutions either, but of course there are a few things I need to do sooner or later....
let go of family drama frustration
loose some weight
get whole house cleaned up... basement included

And I'll stop here as that list is already a bit overwhelming.

Happy 2010!

Shelley said...

Happy New Year Angie. Good luck with your to-do list. I'm such a procrastinator I haven't written mine yet

Angela said...

Great list!! In your list, I see a theme of overall organization that I think will serve you very well! Monthly scheduled items, etc. - I agree - half the battle is just coming up with a workable plan, which you have done. Having monthly targets for certain items should help a lot! I need to get the whole "Control Journal" concept that Flylady has created. Of course I'm so perfectionist that I drive myself nuts every time I sit down to do one. Grrr!!

Anyway I am so proud of you!

Melissa said...

I haven't even given a thought to this next year. I still feel like it's last year. I will get to it. Maybe.
Some aspirations? Get on a Dave Ramsey Budget. Change my eating habits. More about Jesus, less about me (09 was all about me). Find a way to get my kids to get along with each other. Watch less TV......this list could literally go on and on.
Here's to our lofty dreams and goals....
I loved meeting you last year!

Tam said...

I love your list! My Fav however is the debt snowball plan! That is on my mind and I have since started reading other blogs and following some of what they are doing. Happy New Year!

Tiffany said...

My goals??? To get back to blogging and to blog regularly. To get in a better place financially. To have more time with my family and spend less time being rushed (if that is possible). And weight.... that's huge one for me. Need to lose a 6-7 year old (from my body). :)

Jane In The Jungle said...

You know if I could just work out once a week, I'd be happy.....

I'm with Shannon..more outside with the kids...girl that is what a fenced back yard is you can look out from the inside!!

Michelle said...

I'm so with you on the resolutions. They're too much associated with failure and quitting. Here's hoping your goals all go well for you -- are we getting monthly updates again?

CaraBee said...

I love lists. I love making them. And I love marking things off of them. But you're right, it's a whole lot easier to just start a new list with a few old list things than to abandon a resolution. Good luck!

Happy New Year!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Great list.

My goal is to go with the flow and not let 2010 ruffle my feathers.


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