Wednesday, December 26, 2012


To be fair, I'm starting this blog with a cold that makes me feel like I have a tube of sandpaper in place of my throat, but I'm too excited to not write another post.

I'm a big goal-setter. I write lots of to-do lists. I mean, probably at least one a day. Usually, I will write them while I'm supposed to be paying attention in class (oops), shove them in the pocket of my jacket or my purse on my way out of said class, and then forget about them until a minimum of two days later. Needless to say, this is not an effective method of setting goals.

The new year is headed fast my way, and I want to set some goals this year that I will keep track of on this blog. Now, I know all about SMART goals, but truth be told I'm feeling lazy. So, here's a list of the goals I'm thinking of.

Be healthier.
I think keeping my health is my main goal. I want to cook more, eat out less. Work on my fitness levels, watch less tv, read more. Maintain some level of sanity. Find a balance. These days I am pretty good about cooking as opposed to eating out. However, I am starting a full time internship in a week, and I don't want to see this habit go down the drain.

Save money.
This one I can be pretty smart about. I have a pretty sweet tutoring gig, but I've been blowing the income on my favorite things: drinks with my friends and useless home decor. I'd like to save all (or at least most?) of the money I make from tutoring this semester. You can tell the part of my heart reserved for fancy cocktails is already cringing.

Try new things.
I want to do a lot of new things. I want to knit. Ride a bike instead of driving. Join a CSA! Garden. The hard part is, which ones do I really want to do?

What goals do you have for the new year? What kind of goals have you stuck to and completed?
Any advice for my goals?

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