Tuesday, December 29, 2009

10 things in 2010



This year I am making my list of goals very tangible.  Nothing vague... like eat healthier- although I should.  No, I want a list I can look at and check things off.  That is a soothing thought for me admist all of the chaos and questions about my health that led up to the holidays.  So here goes...


1.  Stop procrastinating.  Nah.  I do some of my most creative work under pressure.  Back when I was a waitress and a bartender, I thrived on those crazy times of the night, when the kitchen got in the dreaded "weeds" and the "dinner crush"- pressure gets me thinking clearly!   Instead, I think I'll to learn embrace this "downfall".   Moving on...

2.  Become the gift wrapping guru I've always wanted to be.  I lovingly linger over magazine pictures of gorgeously wrapped gifts and always swear I am going to wrap my gifts like that.  But when the time comes, I'm always short on time (see #1) and usually have a smaller-than-I'd-like-to-have budget for the gift, never mind the wrap.  So, I am going to collect fun and pretty items, ribbons, and wrap all year, to have on hand when I'm wrapping a gift in the 11th hour.

3.  Commit to buying at least one thing. I covet from Etsy each month

4.  Make at least three things for this home, by hand.  Myself.

5. Convince John to buy a pool

6.  And a firepit.

7.  Plant something.

8.  Spray paint something.  Seriously. I have been so inspired over the past year by all of the amazing transformations that fellow bloggers have made- with just a can of spray paint!

9.  Cook something.  That doesn't involve just a pot of boiling water or the toaster oven.  This is a HUGE challenge!!


10.  Host or plan some sort of neighborhood gathering.  Like a block party or huge cookout- but something with a creative twist.  Any ideas?




What are your goals for the new year?
 




10 comments:

Jessica said...

Love this post and was actually going to do something similar. Luaus are always fun..maybe a little cliche though. Crawfish boil/shrimp boils are always fun and can decorate with a mardi gras theme :) Stopping by from SITS and love your blog! Will continue to follow.

Hair Bows & Guitar Picks said...

Good luck with all your goals for the new year.

I nned to set some too....

Life with Kaishon said...

I am stopping over from SITS and I LOVE your list : ) Perfect. I always think gift wrapping is so pretty too! Good luck with that goal! I hope they all come to be! Happy New Year! Great blog title. So catchy!

Veronica Boulden said...

We keep meaning to plan a block party in the spring/ summer, too. I think I will go ahead and start planning it so the opportunity doesn't pass us by again this year. Good list. ;) I think I'll make one, too.

carol said...

finish my DAMN thesis that I've been working on four years. I have pushed procrastination to new limits.

Jesse said...

Oh how I love Etsy, so many wonderful people with such talent. My new years plans are to really get back into running. I want so much to be a good example of fitness for my kids. And give them healthy habits to carry through life. Happy New Year!

Gina said...

I would love to get a bit fitter. No major weight loss goal just to lose the baby belly I have been hiding since my youngest arrived 7 years ago!

I'd also like to give every one of my friends a hand-made birthday card on-time for their birthdays this year... Hmmmm, something tells me this goal is in my dreams!

I love your idea of creatively wrapping gifts. So often I am throwing the present in a previously used gift bag while shouting at the kids to GET IN THE CAR NOW!

Shona Leah said...

ok..so i must share with you that i totally ran out of tape this christmas eve but husband saved the night with purple duct tape he found in the garage! :D
I should get busy on my list too

Shell said...

Those sound totally doable!

I love your "unpink" blog. I have three little boys, so my life is definitely unpink, though in a different way than yours.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Hope you will make it anothe rgoal to visit A gift Wrapped Life, the blog for lovers of gift wrapping. I would love to have you inspired if I can!

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