I said I was going to make a list of goals for 2012 in my last post, beginning with 1. Finish list. And three weeks later, I finished the list. Well, I think I did. I did for now, anyway. See, I think this is the kind of list that will keep changing and evolving as the year progresses. Some things may not be as important in August as they are right now, or in October, there might be something that I absolutely must have to cross off my list.
Anyway, for the sake of making myself accountable (and because I’ve got a seriously blank mind when it comes to blogging at the moment and can’t think of anything else), here’s my list for 2012:
- run 5kms
- train for 10kms
(The blank goals are the ones I’m not quite comfortable sharing with the world just yet – so much for keeping myself accountable! Maybe I’m not comfortable with sharing yet because of the high importance I’ve placed on them. I don’t know. When I do reach them – because I will reach them – I’ll be sure to unblank the blank.)
- finish essays at least one day before due date: no more all-nighters!
- obtain High Distinctions for all subjects, both semesters (big call but with appropriate study, it’s not out of my capabilities)
- live within my means
- pay off the mothereffing credit card
- save at least $_____
- sort out tax. Blah.
LIFE AND FUN TIMES RELATED:
- move out. For the love of God, move out
- write mothereffing novel
- have mothereffing novel manuscript ready for submission by December 2012
- write one blog post a week (FAIL)
- be social: plan something at least every second weekend (I like being a homebody and I like spending time by myself but I do need to get out more)
- say yes to more invitations (or as Nat would say: don’t sit in a puddle and then complain that you’re wet)
- do one new thing a month
- take more day trips
- take at least one other holiday this year
- read 30 books, at least half of them classics
- cut down on the mothereffing swearing
- do more arty-farty things: Melbourne is a writhing mess of artiness so why not take advantage of it?
- be more creative (granted, this isn’t really a quantifiable goal, but it’s something that I can explore further over the year)
So that’s them. The goals. I think they are all fairly realistic and achievable.
What do you want to achieve this year?