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2011 Goals

December 31, 2010

I’m not so good at resolutions. Or… I’m great at making them, but not so great at keeping them. Still, I love how hopeful it feels to make these year-long goals. I usually forget to make them reasonable (I will read 52 books! I will exercise every day! I will never eat at a restaurant again!), so this year I’m trying to make them more reachable.

And so, my goals for 2011 are:

  • Lose 10 pounds
  • Pay off at least half our debt
  • Travel every two months or so (even if just for a weekend)
  • Go to the movies at least once a month
  • Cook at home most of the time (and cut down restaurant eating to once or twice a week)
  • Exercise three times a week
  • Take lots of photos
  • Complete Rosetta Stone French course
  • Stay connected to friends and family
  • Read 20 books
  • Grow out my hair (no haircuts except to clean up frazzled ends!)

Maybe I should check in on these goals every month or so, and see how I’m doing. Anyone else making goals for the new year?

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4 Discussion to this post
  1. Lex says:

    I can’t wait for your post about your dad’s asado:) I grew
    up in west texas and so I remember my grandma made it for special
    occasions or celebrations and she passed the recipe onto my
    husband. Umm, one of my goals is to do yoga on a regular basis.
    Happy New Year!

    • Crystal says:

      Oh, yay! So many people around here have never had asado. We’ll try to get that video edited soon. I’d also like to do a bit of yoga every week this year.

  2. Flavia says:

    definitely, and many of them!
    i’m very excited about: finishing my trading course and becoming once and for all boss-and-routine-free; ignoring my lazy side and stop postponing; exercising every day (and cut down sugar – again); moving to a bigger house or apartment, preferably with a garden or terrace; learn french, once and for all; ordering half of my amazon wish list and reading at least a book a month; planning a baby for the end of the year or the beginning of the next.
    happy new year crystal! xx

    ps: loved all your last posts!

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