Welcome 2009!

Hi everyone

I’ve been avoiding posting anything recently as I wanted to make today special since it’s the first day of the calendar year and a wonderful time to start afresh.
Over the past few weeks I’ve been slowly mapping out my goals for 2009 and I decided to restart my 101 in 1001 as well. There’s only a little overlap between my goals for the year and my 101 in 1001 list which I think is good. In my mind, the purpose of a 101 in 1001 list is to attempt things that you probably wouldn’t think to put on a goal listand not a replacement for one. I’ve been looking for inspiration to fill the gaps I’ve made on my previous list due to either completing the task or reevaluating how much I’m actually interested in doing the task. I surprised myself and actually completed 8 tasks despite not really concentrating on the list for most of the year. I completed: Buying a photo printer, Spending time by myself in a cafe, Getting digital photos printed and framed, Collect and grow my own seeds, Donate my time to a worthy cause, Eat a deep-fried moro bar, Go to a street fair or parade and Frame favourite photos.
I’ve decided against reviewing 2008 publicly and I’m shying away from doing it privately as well. The overall feeling I get is one of all-over-the-place-ness and that I lost a lot of time due to minor ailments. It would appear that I’m slow to recover from illnesses despite working hard on boosting my immune system and having normal (or even exemplary) test results.

So some of my goals for 2009:

  • Sam turns 4 in a fortnight and this year my goal is for a more structured (or rather organised) year with regular unit studies, more field trips and more contact with other people. I also have a list of milestones to work to accomplish (within reason) this year.
  • Primary business website up and running. We’ve been running an IT business without a website for 9 years now – which is frankly rather ridiculous!
  • All accounts up to date. I won’t go into specifics here but clearly we’ve fallen behind with some areas of our accounts. Whilst I’m tracking this goal closely privately, I’m fine with vague progress updates publicly.
  • Get rid of all the “stuff” that’s earmarked for Trademe (auction website) by the end of the year. We recently discovered that our “stuff” has been multiplying without our permission in the garage and now we have boxes and boxes of stuff. And this is just the stuff that I have knowledge of – husband’s tech stuff has also been accumulating and needs a bit of a purge. If the motivation for putting a particular item on Trademe isn’t there, we’ll be finding alternative homes for it – so long as it’s gone by the end of the year.
  • I intend to get back in shape this year – flab has been accumulating in recent months (I guess a change in metabolism – it was bound to happen) and I’d like to be able to jump again without so much of me jiggling :P I don’t know how to track this goal as I’m not interested in how much I weigh or in fact in becoming to body concious by measuring bits of my body. I’ve opted instead to work towards doing 30 minutes of exercise a day and just hoping this will have the desired effect. This shouldn’t be difficult as we received a Wii Fit for christmas – surprisingly fun!
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