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the obligatory New Year post (2010)

I don’t do New Year’s resolutions (they’re always just begging to be broken), but I do have some goals for 2010. Maybe resolutions and goals are the same thing? For some reason, a goal feels less likely to be broken than a resolution. Who knows… Anyway, I shall put these goals out into the world so that I might be held accountable 🙂

– cook more, eat out less, less prepared convenience foods
– exercise 5 days a week (currently doing about 2 or 3)
– more strength training (trying out Jillian Michaels Shred to start!)
– lose 25 lbs before I get knocked up
– 1 glass of wine a day is healthy, 2 or 3 glasses not so much…

hardcore writing goals:
– novel finished, revised, and out to agents by the end of the year! (Whoa, that’s ambitious! Can I get some cheerleaders on this one?)
– get Dylan in preschool/part-time care for daily writing time, so I can accomplish my ambitious goal of finishing my novel by the end of the year
– publish a short story
– keep up with my weekly progress reports
– pre-draft novel #2 during NaNoWriMo 2010

family life:
– get a babysitter and go on regular dates with my hubby again
– as a possible side-product of all those dates, get knocked up… (but no sooner than March/April, so that I can finish my novel by the end of the year) 🙂
– save a downpayment to buy a house next year

Good luck on everyone’s goals for 2010! Let’s make it a good one!

6 thoughts on “the obligatory New Year post (2010)”

  • Husband and I are doing the exercise thing, too. I used to do hardcode pilates, but it resulted in me being grossly underweight–100lbs at 5’7″, LOL! We’re going for three days a week. Husband used to be super active, and uh, since graduating, that’s declined considerably, LOL!

    And what’s this?? Knocked up? Gasp! Going for another? Awww!!

    /waves imaginary pom-poms for novel completion and short story!

  • Angie, thanks, I’m reaching high, but we’ll see 🙂

    Carnaxa, thanks for the luck! 🙂

    Mao, it’s in the fine print when you get married, your husband becomes better acquainted with the couch 😉

    I know, I’m crazy right? But they’re like potato chips or something, you can’t just have one!

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