Monday, January 4, 2010

My 2010 goals

I'm so excited to share my 2010 goals with you.  I just finished the mini album last night (well, except for some journaling, but I'm not sharing that anyway.)

Give up soda:  This is one that I set out to do very often -- I think at least three times last year -- and I only last a few weeks at best.  This year I really want to focus on giving this up.  Like I said a few posts ago, I know it isn't heatlhy.  And wouldn't you know it, almost as soon as I put this goal on paper, tempation rears its ugly head in the form of Heritage Dr. Pepper (basically Dr. Pepper with sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup.  But, these goals weren't meant to be achieved in a day.  I just have to keep reminding myself of this one, especially on very stressful days when I really want soda.

Here's another one I talked about a few posts back.  I am very fortunate to have formed many wonderful friendships.  However, I'm human, and I have this tendency to focus on why other people don't seem to want to be my friend.  Silly, huh?  So this year, I want to focus on existing friendships, and work on making them even more wonderful than they already are.

And of course, you knew I couldn't keep this goal off my list.  :)

I decided that I will train for and run a 10k this year. 

This goal was on last year's list, but I wasn't really satisfied with my progress.  So it makes a return. 

I have a lot of great friends that live in places I've never been.  I want to visit at least one of these place in 2010.  Or just go somewhere new. 

I've been really good about this one lately.  However, my vacation has officially ended, and I am back at work.  This means regular blogging won't be as easy, so I'll have to work harder to achieve this goal.   Does anyone else worry that they'll run out of things to talk about.  I know I shouldn't (I had a similar concern when I started dating Mike...we haven't run out of topics yet).  :)

While we're on the topic of my husband, I want to do more little things for him.  Little things mean a lot to me, and I never want him to feel taken for granted. 

Oh yeah, this is the year I turn 30.  I don't dread this at all.  In fact, I'm looking forward to June when I get to celebrate!  So I'm going to make sure to do something fun this June in honor of 30 years of life!

Here's another goal I've gotten better at while on vacaiton.  I am really bad about not cleaning up little messes...leaving dishes for the next day, not cleaning up my scrap space, not putting away laundry after I've folded it...  Again, easy enough when I'm not tired from a day of work.  Another goal I have to be very conscious of.

This one is a little misleading.  I don't necessarily watch a lot of TV, but I have a very bad habit of keeping the TV on for background noise.  This year, I want to get rid of all the clutter in my head that only makes me unfocused.  This seems to be a good start.  Plus, I had so much fun making this old-school TV.  :)

I should mention that these goals are not in any particular order.   Because this one does not deserve to be placed so low on my list.  This is a goal I want to always strive to work harder at.  Because I know I don't make enough time for God.  I need to get in the habit of praying and reading my Bible more.  Sunday mornings are not enough.

And, even if I don't meet any of this year's goals, I at least need to keep this in mind: 

Added bonus?  My mini stands up on its own!!! 

And I forgot to mention the best part -- each page is an envelope that I can store hidden journaling in.

I really like the hidden journaling part of this.  I still need to finish this part, but what I have done so far has been kind of theraputic and has helped me to focus on why I want to do these things.  I'm definitely going to make this part of my future goal minis.  So if anyone sees any cute envelopes out there in internetland, link me up, because I'd love to start thinking about next year's design.

Thanks so much for bearing with me through a super-long post!  You're super for reading this far!  :) 


Chris said...

Just love how you did this - the secret envelope journaling is so clever and special. Good luck with your goals for the year!

deana said...

Another GREAT mini, Bekka! I'm lovin' that tv you made, too! Something tells me you'll do GREAT with your goals!


elledee said...

I love all your goals! Very cute, I need to make something like this.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh i am loving this bekka!!!! love it! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

BRANDY said...

this is just so flippin clever! Love this!! You can do it!!!

Inka said...

this is really cute and cool mini album bekka! :)
good luck with the goals!

sandra said...

This mini rocks!
Such a great idea to use those envelopes. I'm sure I'll be 'lifitng' this idea soon as I am always in search of a way to hide my journaling.

Good luck!
(This reminds me I want to share the mini I made for my 'goals'/bday at the beginning of Dec.)

I had no idea you are almost 30. You look waaay younger than me! heehee

Anonymous said...

Thats alot of Goals and Im sure you can do everyone of them!!!!!!

Kristin Collins

FormerlyLisaS said...

stopping by via the Creative Type blog...

This is an awesome project! I just finished "finalizing" my goals for 2010 and was looking for a way to document them. And this looks pretty much close to perfect! Thanks for the inspiration!!