click on any picture in a post for a larger view

Monday, January 3, 2011

2011 Goals

I’m not one for New Year Resolutions.  Sure they work for some people, maybe lots of people.  But not for me.  A resolution pretty much means, this is the quickest thing that I will fail at.  Making a resolution seems like I’m sabotaging myself.  I’m not sure why that is.  It’s like when I go on a diet – I gain weight.  So I don’t go on diets (I try to eat better) and I don’t make resolutions (I have goals).

My 2011 goals:

Be a better mother (more patient and helpful – helpful in a way that I will teach them more rather than being too lazy and just doing things for them myself)

Be a better wife (more understanding and kind)

Run a 50k


Emerge out of the bottom 25% in trail races

Run the second loop of The Great Silverado Foot Race 

Return to the Saddleback MarathonCalmness%20Lg

Volunteer for 2 races

Remain uninjured

Build a stronger core

Build a stronger mind

Build a calmer mind

Lose 15 pounds

Clean out my office

Clean out my closet

Write more fiction

Finish my One of Us novel

Find an literary agent

That’s not asking too much is it?  : )  Some of these I will reach, some I will not.  Those goals that I don’t reach, I WILL get closer to them.  That’s the best I can hope for.  Just keep trying and learning.  That’s my plan.

Wishing you all a successful 2011!


  1. Nice list!! I prefer goals myself. :)

    I didn't know you were a writer that is really cool! What is your novel about? I am excited to hear your Calico race report!!

  2. lots of goals for 2011! good luck in your journey to accomplish them all, whether in '11 or '12 or beyond.

  3. Thanks Kate. Yes, I mainly write fiction, but can't get any bites on publishing (so I publish myself on my fiction blog). My current novel is historical fiction (1800's) / a family saga based in Texas. Not comparing myself to Steinbeck AT ALL, but it is slightly similar to his East of Eden, in that there's two sons, one good, one bad kind of thing.

    I am so looking forward to Calico. A little afraid though. Happy New Year!

  4. Thanks Lindsay. So far, I'm slow to start. But heck, it's only the 6th : ) Happy New Year!

  5. Very cool! I will have to check out your other blog! I would be nervous about Calico too... but I have an inkling you are going to be awesome. You are such an inspiration! You rock 18 miles worth of crazy trails! :)

  6. Thanks for the encouragement Kate!

  7. I love your goals - good luck, girl!