Goals for 2010

by Kelsey Norwood

in Uncategorized

Now that January is half over, I suppose it’s time I publish my goals for all the world to see. I’m going to be tracking my progress in my journal each week, so I hope to establish some new habits this year that will make me a better and happier person. Here are my goals for this year:

Intellectual Goals

  1. Go on a monthly family field trip.
  2. Finish 1 jean quilt.
  3. Learn to can meat and various vegetables.
  4. Learn to knit?
  5. Have story time at home once a week (Friday mornings).
  6. Read to kids 10-20 minutes every day.

Physical Goals

  1. Go to bed earlier. Get in bed at 10:30.
  2. Eat intuitively.

Service Goals

  1. Volunteer to provide meals for families in need.
  2. Send one card each week.
  3. Participate in humanitarian service efforts once a month.

Character Goals

  1. Be less sarcastic, more patient, and more kind in my words and thoughts.

Personal Goals

  1. Maintain a balanced checkbook and budget.
  2. Make my bed every day.

Whew! It looks like a long list but most of these things are pretty basic. Maybe I should be embarassed that I’m not already doing them…

I don’t have any Vanilla Joy goals – I love my readers and have lots of fun blogging but it’s not the most important thing in my life. I would actually like to spend more time this year with my family, so we’ll see how things go…

What are some of your goals for 2010?


1 brandy January 21, 2010 at 9:25 am

my goals are to be more organized and keep up with the cleaning better. :) I think putting our goals out there into the world helps us acheive them!

2 Michelle January 21, 2010 at 10:25 am

Fantastic goals, especially the character ones. I could use some less sarcasm and more patience in my life, too. Thanks for the words I needed to recognize that.

3 Gina L. January 21, 2010 at 6:17 pm

I have a new goal to go on a date once a month without the kids since we are always doing family events. I would also like to keep my cool even when my 4 year old throws the biggest of tantrams.

4 Bethany January 21, 2010 at 10:37 pm

I think your list is totally attainable. The bed-making thing is hard for me; it’s just so difficult knowing that I will be back in it in 12 hours.

5 Kelsey January 22, 2010 at 2:27 pm

We’re also trying to do better with dating. It’s so hard when you have kids! We haven’t been on our date yet this month and we only have 2 weekends left so thanks for the reminder!

6 Kelsey January 22, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Ooh, that reminds me! I haven’t made my bed yet today! (Rough night last night so we all slept in and had a weird morning…) Better go make it right now!

7 laura January 22, 2010 at 9:42 pm

i like your goal list I think it is honest and easily obtainable

8 Annette W January 28, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Great goals! I relate to the sarcastic part. I want to reach out to more real life friends.

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