Thursday, February 18, 2010


We all know that if you don't check in on the goals it's harder to meet them. I've been working on this post for almost a week and just working on it has put me a little closer to reaching the goals. Also a little closer to the loony bin, but that can't be a surprise.

1. Say yes - I've been slacking on this a little but it's still in my mind. I went to a brunch that I otherwise might have bagged on, for instance.

2. Buy Flash - DONE

3. Write a book - I am actually working on this regularly and enjoying it while still doubting its efficacy.

4. Singing lessons regularly  - A friend has gifted me with a lesson with a teacher she loves, I'm looking forward to that as a good start

5. Perform

6. Fix house - DONE

7. Commit to writing and administration work for The Women's Colony for one year (I write twice per week and have agree to set up and oversee Twitter & Facebook for the site.) - I'm doing this, are you following us on Twitter or Facebook?

8. Plan Italy trip

9. Renew passport

10. Go to Blogher - August. I bought my ticket so it's official, I'm going!

11. Write Aunt Rena once a week - I've been writing but not once a week.

12. Sign up for some online dating site - I have followed the letter of this law but not the spirit, more work to be done, more yes to be said.

13. Go on enough dates to judge the dating site

14. At least one session with the fabulous PT, Shelley

15. Write a Life List (per the Maggie Mason model) - I started on this the other day. I'll keep you posted.

16. Take Flash class - DONE I took it and I loved it!

17. Attend live theatre - already seen Let Me Down Easy and In The Next Room, a Ping Chong piece. Still planning the Reduced Shakespeare outing next month, too.

18. Mermaid Parade - June

19. Take Alita bowling

20. Composting - I've been trying to add in more green stuff to my life. I've been participating in textile recycling but the composting was a leap. I knew I needed to make it but it was tough. The local greenmarket has a compost collection area on Saturdays and a lot of people contribute. A friend turned me on to the idea of putting my compost in a plastic bag and storing it in the freezer over the week. This is my first week, wish me luck!

21. Lose 10-15lbs  - I'm on track, have partnered with NDP and am down 3.5 heading into our 4th week of the program.

How are you doing hitting your goals for 2010?


  1. I textile recycle and compost at the farmers' market, too! It makes me feel helpful and good.
    I keep my bag in the freezer or fridge. I've seen a lot of people dump stuff out of milk cartons...that seems a good way to control the smell, too.
    I also saw (at TJ Maxx, I think)a counter top compost cannister that had a filter in the lid. I kind of want it, I think.
    Anyway...bully for you!

  2. I saw someone carrying one of those filtered doohickeys and that's what set my mind to procrastinating. "I can't begin to compost until I have a fancy composting tool!" So I finally realized I just needed to DO SOMETHING. Next step? Actually bringing it to the compost drop off. Fingers crossed for Sat. Then maybe I'll reward myself with a fancy doohickey.

  3. Reading this post reminded me that I haven't put my goals for the year up yet. Thanks for reminding me!

    #1: Say YES! So powerful, that.
    #21: Yeah. At least 15 over here. Winter was hard. Sigh.