Sunday, 3 January 2010

2010 goals and resolutions (better late than never!!)

I know we're a couple of days into 2010 now, but as it's my first post of the year (and I already said I'd do it), I've decided to post a list of my goals and resolutions for 2010. I was initially planning to do a "101 in 1001" list, but I couldn't think of 101 things that I wanted to achieve, so I decided to make most of the goals on that list things that I want to achieve this year instead!

So without further ado here's what I hope to make happen in 2010:

  • Pass my driving theory and practical tests.
  • Get a long term/permanent job, preferably as a primary school teacher.
  • Be a better friend: talk to/email/text/write to my best friend J at least once a week and initiate contact with other friends more than I currently do
  • Become a better sister/daughter: specifically listen to my family and appreciate them more.
  • Run the Race for Life again this year and better my time from last year.
  • Adopt a healthier lifestyle: cut down on unhealthy snacks and do a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity 3 times a week
  • Read at least 2 books per month from start to finish (without skipping to the end!)
  • Grow my nails
  • Take steps to help overcome my fear of thunder and lightning
  • Put at least 50 pounds into my ISA each month
  • Keep a careful track of my financial incomings/outgoings and set myself a budget
  • Develop my cookery skills
  • Cleanse, tone and moisturise every morning
  • Let go of my baggage from the past once and for all

Looking at the list now it seems to be quite a challenge, but I'd rather try and run the risk of not meeting my goals, than not try at all! Fingers crossed that come December 31st, I'll be able to say I've met all my goals, but if not, at least I'll hopefully be to say that I've given it my best shot! Wish me luck (and willpower!) as I start my journey into 2010!!


  1. hope you had a great new year's eve jules!! best wishes to you and your loved one this year 2010--looking forward to reading more of your posts too :)

  2. oh!... and good luck with your resolutions!!

  3. These are really GREAT goals! I was literally thinking about making some kind of target like that re my ISA, and I think making keeping in touch a priority is going to be great. Good luck with the driving and the job! And I'm with you on the book front. Let me know if you find anything good!

  4. Good luck on your goals and Happy New Year

  5. Michelle: I did, hope you had a great NYE too and best wishes to your family. Thanks for the luck...I have a feeling I might need it!

    Kirsty: Thank you! I'll definitely let you know if I come across any good reads :-)

    Leetid: Thanks! Happy new year to you too! :-)

    Sarah: Thanks!! :-)