08 January 2011

2011 GOALS

My last post very honestly shared with you some of the good and bad things that happened in the last year, and rather than making a laundry list of resolutions - I have come to the conclusion that change comes through action. And what better way to spring oneself into action than making a list of goals and things I've been meaning to/dreaming of accomplishing. It's strange going from a very structured, packed, social life of a full time student to an employed girl in a big city, and I'm hoping that these goals will help to add some structure and happiness into my day to day life. Here goes nothing, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Bringing the new year in with friends, sparkle, and style
2011 GOALS

CAREER AND EDUCATIONAL GOALS
- APPLY FOR A JOB IN PITTSBURGH
- TAKE THE GRE
- APPLY TO GRADUATE SCHOOL
- MAKE REAL WORLD AUDITION TAPE

SELF IMPROVEMENT GOALS
- RE-DO ROOM
- READ A BOOK A MONTH (12 BOOKS)
- TAKE A ROLL OF FILM A MONTH (12 ROLLS)/ SCAN AN SHARE THE BEST PICTURES FROM SAID ROLLS OF FILM
- ONLY OPEN A FRIEND’S LETTER/PACKAGE WHEN I HAVE TIME TO WRITE THEM BACK. ALWAYS WRITE BACK. 
- SLEEP WITH MY PHONE OFF/ BUY AN ALARM CLOCK

- TAKE THIRTY MINUTES FOR MYSELF A DAY
- ONE MEDIA FAST PER MONTH (TAKE A WEEKEND WITHOUT THE INTERNET, TEXTING, TWEETING, BLOGGING, TV, ETC.)
- BE VEGETARIAN FOR ONE MONTH (I'M LEANING TOWARDS A SUMMER MONTH WHEN THE HARVEST AND PRODUCE IS THE BEST)
- WEAR EVERYTHING IN MY CLOSET AT LEAST ONCE
- MAINTAIN THE BLOG
- WATCH EVERY MOVIE IN MY NETFLIX QUEUE – KEEP TRACK OF LIST
- LISTEN TO EVERY RECORD I OWN
- GO TO SYNAGOGUE ONCE A MONTH
- LEAVE THE CITY ONCE A MONTH
- KEEP A DIARY
- VISIT EVERY MAJOR MUSEUM IN CHICAGOLAND AREA
- GO TO THE BEACH IN A BIKINI 
- KEEP COMPLAINTS TO A MINIMUM 

- CONSULT THIS LIST FREQUENTLY


FRIEND GOALS
- RECONNECT WITH MAUD
- RECONNECT WITH ASHLEY
- RECONNECT WITH GRETA

TRAVEL GOALS
- VISIT ADOLFO IN GERMANY
- VISIT FRIENDS IN KANSAS CITY
- VISIT FRIENDS IN NEW YORK
- VISIT A STATE I’VE NEVER BEEN TO (TEXAS!!!)

Wish me luck, I'm already really feeling 2011. How are you feeling about it???

4 comments :

  1. I will gladly help you tackle the "visit every major art museum..." goal when I visit! I heard it is a real treat going to a museum with Sandy. Also, I LOVE your blog, so I am glad you are planning on keeping up with it over 2011.

    I think the sleep with your phone off goal is interesting! Did you know that texting before bed is bad for the brain/sleep? Tsk tsk .. I am def bad about that!

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  2. "- MAKE REAL WORLD AUDITION TAPE"

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. This is a great list Sandy and I can't wait to hear about your progress on it. I agree being proactive about the new year is better than listing generic goals that are hard to achieve.

    Out of curiosity, why do you want to move to Pittsburgh?

    And your 'audition for the real world' goal reminds me a lot of this one part of Dave Egger's "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius." If you haven't read it, you should because I think it would be right up your alley and it starts in Chicago.

    I like how a lot of your goals are taking a break from technology. The "turn cell off at night/buy real alarm" made me laugh out loud because I totally use my phone as a clock too ugg. I need to take more technology free weekends. I spent a few days without my computer on over this break and it was really relaxing and I got a lot more done too surprisingly. I do like being connected online, but I bet the connection will be more rewarding if I use it less.

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  4. VISIT US IN KCMO.

    I loved finally really meeting you, lady!

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