09 January 2011

2011 Resolutions!

I love New Year! I love New Years Eve-counting down to ring in the New Year. I love the chance to examine my life and set new goals. Unfortunately, last year, I did not do a very good job with any of my New Years Resolutions. I think part of the problem was I wrote them in a spreadsheet (yes, I may or may not have a spreadsheet entitled "my life according to a spreadsheet"-I am a nerdy accountant) and then kind of forgot about them.

This year I have a renewed energy for making and keeping my resolutions. I made eleven resolutions to celebrate 2011. (PS-my birthday is 1.11.11-kind of cool right?)

I thought I'd share some of my favorite resolutions...


  • Run 750 miles this year: I have been reading a handful of running blogs and they've inspired me. Once upon a time, I enjoyed running. I think it took about 2 months of training for my first half marathon before I actually enjoyed it, but I did start to love it. I kind of fell off the running band wagon after moving here, but I really want to climb back on. I'm two weeks into my NYC Half training and have to keep reminding myself that it took a few months to get into running again. I think it will be fun to have the goal of 750 miles to work towards and keep me motivated!
  • Cook at least one new recipe a month: I love to cook and definitely don't do as much of it as I would like in my bite size kitchen. I want to expand my cooking repertoire and learn some fun, delicious new recipes!
  • Read one book a month: I need to read more. End of story.
  • Hand write in my journal at least once a week
  • Send more letters, birthday cards, thank you notes, etc.: who doesn't love getting actual, hand written mail right??
I'm excited about these and excited about what 2011 holds!!!

5 comments:

Jessica and Reecey said...

You are my inspiration. If I wasn't going to be gigantic for the first half of the year, I would run the 750 miles with you!

T-Ray said...

I am with you on reading more. I also want to read one book a month. I better get crackin if I'm going to make it this month. Good luck on all of your goals.

One thing I am going to do with my goals this year is print them and frame it and display it in my room so I see it all the time so I don't forget them.

Rachelle said...

want to be pen-pals?

alli said...

Those are great goals! They are do-able too (unlike hand write every day in the journal or cook a new meal per day, etc). I need to do that too...

Our Family said...

Yay! I love Resolutions too- and snail mail?!! Who doesn't love snail mail!