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Goals for 2009

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Yes, we’re already 6 days into the new year and I’m barely blogging about my goals for the year. But hey, I’ve been busy driving halfway across the country and starting school ūüėČ ¬†

First I wanna look back at 2008… great year! I went to the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego. I graduated with distinction from Sonoma State University with a BA in math. I turned 23. I was a groomswoman. I moved to Denver (to a bigger, nicer place). ¬†I started grad school. I have an office at school. I got a MacBook. I made new friends. I started working out. — Great year indeed!¬†

Now it’s time for another great year. Here are my goals:

  • Read my Bible more – I feel so guilty about never reading my Bible. I remember when I used to read it every day! So my goal for 2009 is to reach that point where I’m reading every day again… even if it’s for only 5 minutes! I don’t read because I don’t want to, but because I forget.¬†
  • Get in AWESOME shape by June¬†– I’m not just talking about reaching my ideal weight… I can do that in under 2 months. I’m talking about being beautifully toned with a perfect tummy and adorable butt. ¬†We’re going to Costa Rica in June and I want to look stunning in a bikini! I haven’t felt awesome in one since I was 20, and I’m ready to get there again! I may sound vain, but whatever, every girl wants to look drop dead gorgeous half naked (and naked) whether they want to admit it or not.
  • Keep a budget¬†– I know, I’m a mathematician, this should be easy! And it is, I just get lazy. ¬†I have created a nicely complicated spreadsheet with Numbers on my Mac and have done great these first 6 days. I want to continue with this and not give up. ¬†Between my spreadsheet and Spend app for my iPhone, this should be a simple goal to keep.
  • Save money¬†– This goes with keeping a budget. ¬†I want to save a decent amount of money in prep for buying a house one day and hopefully buying a Mini Cooper in two years. ¬†I would also love to be able to buy a Nikon D90 sometime this year as well. I also have about $1500 of credit card bills. I’ve been very good about paying them off and believe I can have those taken care of soon. The other reason I need to save brings me to my next goal…
  • Get pregnant¬†– That’s right! I’m ready for the next huge stage of my life. But this goal is tricky because I have a very small window. Since I am in grad school and plan on staying in grad school while starting my family, I would prefer not to deliver a child during the school year. This means I need to get pregnant sometime during September-November in order to deliver during the summer of 2010. ¬†This would be perfect because I will be getting my masters degree that June and beginning the part of grad school that requires less time in the classroom and more time on research. And if it turns out that I can’t handle raising children and doing school at the same time, I will have already received my masters degree which is something I will be very proud of achieving.
  • Visit Kansas City and Chicago – Now that I live in Denver, it’s only about an 8 hour drive to each of these locations for me. ¬†I would LOVE to visit them as there is sooo much of this country I haven’t seen. I have a friend who I play video games with who lives in KC that I would love to meet (yes, I know I’m a geek) and I have always wanted to eat lots of great food in Chicago :) Dave and I are discussing visiting KC this march during spring break and we’re going to shoot for Chicago in the summer.
  • Blog at least 3 times a week – I’m a horrible blogger and I want to get better. I don’t care if I don’t have a following or anything, I just want to blog for my own personal enjoyment. I used to write in my journal everyday and I would like blogging to replace that. I think it’s cool when I see that I actually had some views to my blog and an¬†occasional¬†comment, but it’s not my purpose for blogging. I just like having my own little corner of the internet that I can’t to use as I please.¬†

So these are my biggest goals for 2009. I believe they are all reasonable and accomplishable. ¬†Well, I guess getting pregnant isn’t entirely up to me. It’s not like I’ll have let myself down if I don’t get pregnant. If I don’t, it’ll just mean that it’s not the right time yet and I’ll be able to accept that.

I’m having a hard time deciding how to conclude this post, so I’m just gonna stop…

What are some of your goals for 2009?

  • Chadman

    Falling a little behind on the blog thing, eh?

  • http://llofte.wordpress.com llofte

    shhhhhhhhhh!

    Yeah yeah. I just get so distracted by other things!

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