2011 Goals List

by Wendy Copley on January 9, 2011

I’ve been noodling on my goals list for the past week and I’ve finally gotten to the point where I’m not coming up with anything else to add so I’ve decided that I’m done with it! Once again, this year’s list is comprised of things I want to do, rather than things I feel like I should do. My prediction is that if I complete everything on this list my happiness quotient will increase by 27%.

I’ve done a few things differently this time. Based on my detailed scientific analysis of last year’s list, I’ve been much stingier about listing specific craft projects this time. I’ve got a few projects in mind, but rather than putting them down and possibly losing interest in them later, I’ve decided to make a broader goal of completing an average of one craft project per month. I’ve also put a few of the goals I didn’t complete last year back on this year’s list because they’re things I still would like to do.

So, without further ado, here’s this year’s list:

  1. Crochet a granny square afghan
  2. Do 12 craft projects
  3. Draw more pictures
  4. Finish 2009 Project 365 Album
  5. Finish 2010 Project 365 Album
  6. Learn to make amigurumi
  7. Make 40 scrapbook pages
  8. Make a bobble scarf
  9. Bake bread
  10. Have another go at a square foot garden
  11. Make a list of 20 dinners that we all like to help with menu planning
  12. Make pickles
  13. Plan our veggie garden in advance
  14. Do some activities from “The Daring Book for Girls” with Wyatt
  15. Enroll Augie in swimming lessons
  16. Set up a desk for Wyatt.
  17. Spend less time online when the kids are home/awake
  18. Take Augie to story time at the library
  19. Take one or more of my children bowling
  20. Take the kids swimming
  21. Take Wyatt to San Francisco for a special day
  22. Clear out the basement storage room and Freecycle like crazy.
  23. Clear the clutter from my bedroom.
  24. Get rid of half the stuff in the office.
  25. Organize my crafting.
  26. Sort and purge my fabric stash
  27. Add at least four bento videos to Wendolonia
  28. Add some bright colors to our living room
  29. Create an editorial schedule for my blog
  30. Find the basement/mailbox keys!
  31. Frame family photos and hang them
  32. Get a J-O-B.
  33. Get a new couch.
  34. Go on more than one date with Zach.
  35. Go out to a grown up restaurant with another couple.
  36. Hold another diaper drive for Help a Mother Out.
  37. Launch Wendolonia Project Boticelli
  38. Leave more comments on the blogs I enjoy
  39. Lose 10% of my body weight
  40. More snail mail correspondence
  41. Pack emergency “go-bags” for each member of our family
  42. Pack up a bigger emergency kit for the basement
  43. Read 12 books

Are you doing a goals list this year? Do you want some encouragement on your resolutions? Add your links to the comments!

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