Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Goals revisted for 2009


This week is a good time to revisit my 2008 goals.

Get Organized - which really means that we have to purge all corners of this house. Why two people can't live comfortably in 1700 sq ft is beyond me. But it is hard when both of us work from home and we use every room in the house. I did some major purging in 2008 so I am pretty happy with what I accomplished! But there is always more to do -

Simplify - I haven't really determined the details of this yet, but I think with purging above and having the right 'tools' around it will simplify my life. think this was the overall theme for 2008. Invest in good technology that would simplify my life and not complicate it. That would have been the iPhone. I don't travel with my laptop on vacations - I just take my
iPhone.

Organize the Closet - Yes, this should go under the 'get organized' goal, but you haven't seen our closets. Both hubby and I LOVE clothes, shoes, jackets, etc. This warrants to be singled out as a goal. I was lucky enough to have a stylist come in last year, so my closet isn't so bad. Oh and we can't forget about the downstairs closet - you know the one that is under the
stairs, the endless pit... Kirk's closet is completed and we just need to do one more part. My closet is now organized so I only have the current season displayed. Downstairs closet - you can now walk through to the back!

Go (half) Organic - I need to take baby steps here. But I am going to start buying more organic food products this year. Dairy and meat to start with. We are totally organic on all the dairy and the meat that we buy. Still not totally there with the vegetables and such.

Recycle more - trying to get on the GO GREEN bandwagon. I am sure any thing that you can do helps. We already do our basic recycling of newspaper, glass, cans, office paper and cardboard. Sent all the accumulating not using anymore electronics around this house to
various non profit organizations that recycle them.

Learn something NEW - I am going to recycle my old goal from A Year to Remember class and learn Spanish. I also want to take a class in letterpress. Didn't do either of these. Spanish is still on my list but letterpress class is not. I want to add a new one: Kite surfing.

Get Fit - does this ever come off the list? This year it means yoga 4 to 5 times a week, running, walking and eating better. I am going to have a nutritionist come in and analyze everything. She is going to do a body assessment, kitchen inventory, etc. Hubby is not to stoked about
this one... I would say I maintained - I now have a personal trainer two days a week and I am in the process of finding a used exercise bike so I can at least get some exercise in this inclement weather!

Cook more - with the above help I am hoping that I will be motivated to cook more. I am aiming for at least 4 times a week. Totally missed the boat on this one - i think this year I am going to have a more realistic goal of cook every Sunday and one week day.

Travel locally more - this is going to be hard as I look at my travel schedule for the first 5 months. But I miss seeing the amazing Pacific NW area that I live in. Spent more time at the Oregon Coast, Eugene, but didn't do as much as I would have liked.

A picture a Day - Take a picture a day, I might even set up another blog like Lisa. I don't even want to comment on this one. I have the pictures I just need to upload them to the site. Still want to continue this!


The only thing I am going to add for 2009 is spend more time with family and friends. My niece is growing like a weed and before I know it she going to be asking me to borrow my car!


What goals do you have for 2009??

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