Past, Present, and Future

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Good Morning Spark =]

I spent yesterday resting my foot. I guess I'm flat footed? and I need new shoes. So while laying around like a sloth on the couch all day, I decided it was a good time to think about this past year and map out some goals for 2010.

I'm definitely not one to make resolutions. Like most I've never really followed through because it was never serious. This time, I'm pretty serious. I look at them more as goals and things to strive for in the new year. So here is a little glimpse at some goals =]

*First I would like to lose 60 pounds by the end of the year.
-I plan to accomplish this by breaking it down in 3 month 15 pound increments. This is 5 pounds a month.

I also know that this is just a goal. If I lose 50 pounds this year or just 10 I'll be just as happy. I just like to have something to keep me motivated =]

*Second, I would like to run a 5K

*Third, take some more classes and continue life long learning.

*Relax =]

*Be nicer to myself and others

*Read atleast 4 new books, 1 being non-fiction.
-I love to read already, but sometimes I just dont take the time to. Especially these days and thats something that needs to change.

*Keep up my spark diary
-I want to remember everyday. How I felt, what I was thinking, and what was getting me or not getting me to my goals. I would like to include a daily RAOH and gratitude.

*Start putting money in my savings account and make a budget
-I'm a typical lower middle class american. I make just shy of $10 an hour and it makes it hard to save money. I give my parents nearly half of my monthy income to help them out in this economy so they don't lose everything. My step dad was laid off, and my moms work is seasonal and spotty. It leaves me with very little money. I usually have enough for rent and food plus maybe a little extra for running money. I would like to atleast put back $10 a paycheck. Its not a lot, but its something. I think making a budget might allow me to find a little extra to put in there =]

So there are my 2010 goals. I'm excited about the new year now. I have focus, goals, and motivation. 2009 was a terrible year and not something I really want to look back on. I lost 2 amazing friends far too soon, I got out of a terribly abusive relationship, I mourned the loss of my exes father(he was my longest relationship and I was close with his family), right afterwards I had to put my dog to sleep unexpectedly right before my 25th birthday, and I lost another good friend and coworker. There were some other things but this year was just awful.

There were good things though =] Like, I got out of an abusive relationship!, I moved in with one of my best guy friends and its amazing, I celebrated a year and a half at my job, I got accepted to yet another college, I've gotten to vacation twice, I met an amazing girl shes definitely my rock and my best friend, we got a business started and off the ground and we DIDNT lose any money, and I lost 25 pounds!

Currently, I'm relaxing in bed with the dapple doggy and watching ESPN with the lady. Almost time for a shower and some breakfast(late I know).

We have amazing plans for New Years Eve, and its shaping up to be the best one yet.

Oh and remind me to tell you about my horrific shopping experience the other night. Ugh.

Time for cheerios =]

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    Sounds like you have some great Goals for 2010! I have trouble saving, I've found that starting a Santa Savings account is the way to go. I start off small, and build up, every week. You put it in, and can't take it out. Then in October, you get it all deposited into your savings/checking account. You can simply toss it back into Santa Savings. Just a suggestion.
    3981 days ago
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