25 Goals For 25
Read 25 books (5 from the Guardian's list) So far, I've read 13 books. Next year, I'll account for Beau in my reading goals.
Buy a camera (Nikon D5100) John has one... I suddenly had less drive to buy one.
Submit a story
Submit a poem
Run a half-marathon Ha. Ran a 5K and then fell into the worst shape of my life. I did run the entire 6 blocks to the bus stop this morning. That count? Because boy was my chest burning.
Learn a real piece on the violin Haven't played since I moved. :(
Start a 401K
Learn 100 Italian verbs + 100 nouns
Talk less (listen more) I still have 5 days to get this one, right? ;)
Visit the Olympic National Park
Write one short story a week I should have 52 stories? I have 1 unfinished short story from this year.
Prepare for the day before leaving the house I think I have done pretty well at this the majority of the year. And better the last couple months.
Read through the New Testament I spent most of the year in the Gospels.
Get my concealed weapons permit
Ride in a hot air balloon Dad?
Create my website/ online portfolio Kind of...
I began setting 4 year goals a couple months back. I will be 30 in 4 years and 5 days! (Weird.) And I think I am going to set quarterly goals for 26. I have 4 'to-dos' for the first quarter so far. I think I'll aim for 5 per quarter. :) Besides that, this year will be less about "lists" and more about "priorities". I have been spending the last few days thinking about my current priorities and how they should change or stay the same for this coming year. I don't yet know... I'm still praying. But my to-dos for this first quarter reflect my priorities as best I see them so far.
It's hard to plan for a year. One person could walk in and change it all... and you could be forever grateful. I'd aimed to go on a date in 2012. A real date. I did in January. We played trivia at an Irish pub. There were no sparks. It was okay. I marked it off the list. And then, I was taken on one of the most wonderful dates... without realizing it at the time. The rest, I hadn't put on my goals list. But when it came to it, I'd rather listen to his story than read any of my books on the shelf.