I was hoping to go back to my 2010 goals, evaluate them and then regroup for 2011; but alas, I can't find my 2010 goals.
I am pretty sure one of the goals was to be more organized.
Probably that goal can be classified as a failure.
I know that I wrote them down last year, and probably intended to blog about them and just never got around to it. Of course, I don't label my posts, so I could just be missing them. But probably not.
My plan was to evaluate 2010 first and then post a plan for 2011, but I think it would be safer to post my plan for 2011 now- after all, the odds of me never doing it go up with each passing day.
So, here goes (please note: this is all off the top of my head, and I will probably be adding and subtracting from this list as the year goes on :) It is how I roll!)
-2010 was not my best year. I gave birth in March, and even though I have lost all my weight (and more!) I do not feel like I am in that great of shape. It is hard to fit workouts in with working on the weekends and all 4 kids during the week, but I am determined to keep trying!-
*Jan/Feb Aggressive 5k training plan with goal for running a 5k in 25 minutes by the end of February.
*continue slowly easing into running in my 5 fingered running shoes
*Tri training program with goals of completing 3 tris this summer and possibly a 1/2 marathon in the fall
*run with Deacon- goal of him being able to run a mile by end of school year
*get my name on the 100 mile swim board at the Y (this has been an elusive goal for me, maybe this is the year!?)
*rock climb and swim with the kids
*biking this summer with the family
-2010 was a bad academic year for me. I had wanted to spend time studying for a nursing certification, but never did. I started homeschooling the boys, so that was good, but personally and professionally I didn't do much of anything-
*study for the CCRN exam. I am not sure how I am going to fit this in yet, but I would like to try.
*play lots of games with Noah and the kids
*learn along with the kids, study in more depth what I am teaching them
*research curriculums and come up with a firmer plan for the boys schooling
*continue to homeschool the boys!
-in 2010 we bought the lot, did yardwork, bought a new furnace and airconditioner and did a lot of clutter reduction. We also did some painting.-
*plant a managable garden
*plant fruit trees (Christmas gift from in-laws!)
*keep eye out for new furniture
*cabinets to kitchen/dining room
*shelfs/organizational system to Master Bedroom closet
*Stay faithful with a "floor of the week" clutter management/cleaning schedule
*hold the children responsible for cleaning up after themselves
*Home Management Binder (never thought I would do it, but last weekend I finally put one together and I have high hopes for it).
-Noah and I put a lot of hours in at work in 2010. I also spent a lot of time setting up a couponing system and implementing strategies to reduce grocery bills. I am proud of how we curtailed our spending this year-
*Meal planning weekly
*Do 3 big "freezer meal" cooking days throughout the year
*Get budget I put together approved by Noah and follow it!
~I do have more financial goals then this, but this is a public blog so I am choosing not to blog them here~
-2010 was a year of transitions for us. Starting to homeschool, continuing to work and managing 4 children has dramatically decreased the amount of personal time that I have and the amount of time that I have to hang out with friends-
*Blog 5 times a week
*incorporate friends into things that I have to do (ie: meal plan or freezer meals together, go places with our kids together, etc)
*READ- start back up my reading time to a minimum of 1 chapter of nonfiction a day and 1 chapter of fiction
*have people over every other weekend (this is VERY important to Noah and we have discussed it and I have decided that as long as we keep it simple, I think I will be able to handle it without nervous breakdowns)
*make time to have playdates with people my younger children's ages!
-2010 marked 10 years of marriage for us! I still love him!-
*Read Love and Respect
*Establish specific dates together throughout the week
*emails, phone calls
*1-2 weekend trips
-It is a time consuming tasks to manage 4 kids and all their individual needs!-
*Family activity 5-6 nights a week (rockclimbing, swimming, game, puzzle, Family Talent showe, Wii)
*Supper together 5-6 nights a week
*Continue to read (and reread) parenting books
*come up with an organized way to pray diligently for our kids
*implement 1-2 ways to teach/give our children the opportunity to serve others!
Once again this one is more personal, but here are a few of my GOALS:
*explore both spiritual and Biblical topics and timelines with the kids
*Finish Beth Moore Daniel study
*Bible study this summer with kids
*continue to volunteer at church
*organized prayer life
As I said, I will be revamping and tweaking these over the next few weeks- but it is a start! What are your goals for 2011?