Friday, January 4, 2008

Goals Update: New Year, New Format!

Time: 281 days (28%)

Completed Goals: 26 (26%)
1. Complete my list of 101 things to do - completed 3/30/07
3. Reorganize the music on my MP3 player - completed 11/24/07
6. Finish my last case paper - completed 6/15/07
8. Graduate NCNM - Walked 6/25/07
9. Build/commission a professional website - I count it that my business has a website!
13. Visit Rebecca in Trinidad or elsewhere - her recent move to P___ made that much easier!
18.Go to the next staff or company meeting at work - completed 7/11/07
21. Memorize Tai Ji Yang Style form - completed approx 7/27/07
22. Take a Tai Ji class outside of NCNM - completed 7/9/07, three week course
24. Volunteer anywhere - completed 9/21/07 Chinese Garden
25. Walk to Fred Meyer instead of driving as needed for 2 weeks - completed 7/8/07 (didn't even realize I had done it!)
32. Go kayaking - completed 7/14/07
33. Learn to straighten my hair - completed 5/8/07
36. Go to a live sporting event at least 4x per year
42. Sign up for 401K at New Seasons - completed 7/18/07
57. Get a facial completed 11/8/07
58. Find a good facial moisturizer with SPF - completed 7/3/07
61. Cook a meal for my housemate completed 5/7/07
62. Cook a meal for my boyfriend completed 5/7/07
63. Cook a meal for friends (more than E and A!) completed 4/8/07
64. Try a recipe out of the vegan cookbook - have tried several!
77. Hang wind chimes - completed 6/20/07
82. Backup Computer - External Drive for Christmas, backed up today!
84. Acquire a new camera and learn to use it -Camera for Christmas!
94. Clean out garage at Center Commons - Completed by virtue of moving 8/2/07

Still on the drawing board: 74 (73%)
2. Finish putting my hard copies of photos and scraps into albums
4. Get names/artists for the currently un-labeled music on my computer
5. Try rock climbing

7. Write my Masters Thesis
10. Finish my mom's afghan
11. Walk Chibo everyday for 2 weeks
12. Drink no soda for 1 month (excluding soda water)
14. Sell or donate crafting supplies not in use
15. Sign up for Bikram Yoga new member package and use it at least 2x
17. Get a basket or pannier for my bike
19. Apply for Mercy Corps business grant
20. Do deep breathing exercises every night for 1 week
23. Teach a QiGong class
26. Sell my Pathfinder

27. Go outrigger paddling again
28. Go for an overnight backpacking trip
29. Go backpacking for more than one night
30. Get caught up on filing and data entry
31. Take another obedience class with Chibo

34. Consult with a dermatologist
35. Consult with an adoption counselor
37. Pay off my Citibank credit card
38. Reduce by 1/2 my primary credit card
39. Request my credit report

40. Cancel out of date creditors
41. Finish updating my name with relevant resources (such as credit reporting agencies)
43. Take guitar lesson/class
44. Take dance class
45. Take ceramics/pottery class

46. Find an acceptable news source and read it daily for 2 weeks
47. Identify my favorite section of the bookstore
48. Eat no processed food for 1 week
49. Plant an herb garden (or at least 4 kinds in pots)
50. Plant a vegetable garden

51. Plant Tiger Lily's bulbs
52. Buy a book on Lily's or orchids
53. Read a book every week for 2 months
54. Crochet something to wear
55. Crochet something as a gift

56. Spend an important anniversary with mom
59. Hike 2x per week for 2 months
60. Visit Pete and Sara in DC/NY
65. Make a supplement list and take consistently for 2 weeks
66. Go 1 day without swearing

67. Set aside an afternoon 1x per month for 3 months to send birthday greetings and other mail
68. Make a reasonable budget
69. Find a good calcium supplement and add to regular supplement list
70. Put videos onto DVD
71. Learn to sharpen dad's knives
72. Renew SCUBA certification and go diving!
73. Learn 3 prayers
74. Memorize 1 poem
75. Floss nightly for 2 weeks
76. Teach Chibo to lay down

78. Consult financial advisor
79. Lose 25 pounds
80. Go to the zoo
81. Have a day of gracious living - tell people about the concept
83. Get a fish or bird

85. Go to my 10 year college reunion - scheduled 10/2009
86. Find out if Math/Science Center is still running and contact the director
87. Tune up sewing machine
88. Take a sewing class
89. Eliminate eggs from diet for 1 month

90. Make a recommended reading list for professional development
91. Find a resource to keep up to date on research (list serve etc.)
92. Go to AANP and/or NWNPC conferences
93. Drink 8 glasses of water daily for 1 month
95. Take the train to Seattle
96. Fast for 24 hours
97. Have a cocktail party - make a new drink for friends!
99. Get a new membership somewhere when Chinese Garden runs out
100. Go to Olympic National Forest
101. Visit Italy

Undone: 2 (<2%)
16. Ride my bike to school or clinic at least 5x in spring term
98. Go to the Garden at least 3x before membership runs out
I can get creative about how I word these, but the intention was really for 2007, so these are unlikely to get done. The thing about this project is that you can learn as much from the goals that don't get done as the ones that do. I learned that I really don't like bike commuting unless it's really easy and that I won't necessarily keep going somewhere just because it's free. (It's funny that I now volunteer there, love the garden like crazy and still don't really hang out there much.)

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