Chloé’s Ramblings

Thursday, January 1, 2009

My goals for 2009... and how to get there

In 2009, I want to
  • Be a better person
  • Be in better health
  • Make my career move forward
  • Manage my money better
  • Be more organised
Those are my resolution, but they will remain dreams unless I define them more precisely and turn them into goals... so here we go!

In 2009, I will (notice the subtle difference between my 1st sentence and this one! LOL)
  • Thighten my relationship with the ones I love and develop my "internal life" (creativity, personal interests, culture)
  • Get to a healthy BMI, that is below 72 kg (158 lbs)
  • Decide where I want my career to move forward and take at least 2 steps in that direction
  • Get educated about finance managing, define a budget, stick to it and adapt it to big changes in my life.
  • Create order, beauty and peace in my home and be able to maintain neatness without too much effort
Now to get to that point, I need a plan. Setting goals without knowing how to achieve them is like going on a trip into an unknown country without a map: you have great chances to get lost along the way, even if you know where you're going! Since this is a long journey (a year-long one, to be precise), I will break down my plan into manageable, monthly steps.

In january, I will:
  • Collect all my loved ones' birthdays dates and prepare cards for the first trimester.
  • Get back to exercise: work out at least 15 minutes 5 times a week.
  • Collect informations about the different options I have for my career: classes, exam, etc.
  • Collect informations about financial management (blogs, books, etc.)
  • Get back to my routines, think about giving them a twist if necessary.
To help me follow this plan, I have created a reminder that I will update every month and post everywhere:
Credits: papers by Victoria Greenlees (Crafty Fall@ chirpi.co.uk), stitching by Chere Kaye (Tristan's Treasures collab @ TDC), "2009" and month alpha by Victoria Greenlees (Delicate Dreams @ chirpi.co.uk), "my goals" stamps by Michelle Coleman (Stamped Alpha freebie), swirls by Christine Smith (Flourish), fonts by Darcy Baldwin (DJB Lorraine Bold and DJB Chloé).

6 comments:

Kresta said...

Those sound like great goals! Best wishes in meeting them!

Claudi said...

wow how cool! love your layout and your goals are wonderful! You inspired me to think more and more detailed about my goals.....

Sarah C. (my3hens) said...

Its so inspiring to read your post, congrats on being so motivated!! You have some awesome goals for this year and I know you will do awesome!

Jennifer (Jennilyn) said...

What a lot of thought you put into all of this! Good luck to you on doing it all! I resolve to try and be more healthy and more organized, especially since we are going to be selling our house in the spring.

Lori said...

Awesome job Chloe! You've put a lot of time and effort into this already! Good for you! :) I know you can do it!

LobotoME said...

great goals! i like how you broke them down by month - happy new year!