As much as I’m looking forward to setting goals for 2011, I thought it was a little strange that I didn’t really set any for 2010. I jokingly made some last year on a blog I don’t use anymore, and it was interesting to see how I did in terms of progress! Even though they weren’t really serious, I actually accomplished some of them 🙂
1. Move to Fort Collins.
Not yet! I was planning on moving last summer, and then I couldn’t decide between moving there or Portland with my sister. I decided to wait until January, but in the end, I’ve decided on the summer of 2011. Obviously, this isn’t a small decision, so as long as I’m working towards it, I am totally fine with not accomplishing it 🙂
2. Marry Sean Penn.
The one resolution I really hoped to keep, and it didn’t happen! Can you believe it? It seems really attainable, right? Next year, Sean… next year.
3. Stop eating Nutella.
Well, due to the fact that I was vegan for over six months out of the year, I really did stop eating it for a while! And then, on the same day I reverted back to vegetarianism, I pulled out the jar and my handy Nutella spoon (yes, I have a spoon specifically designed for scraping jars clean) and finished off that bad boy. I don’t make a habit of buying it anymore because it’s kind of expensive for something that takes me a few days to finish 🙂
3. Go back to school.
Check! After taking a few semesters off to travel and then be lazy, I went back and got straight A’s in the spring semester! My grades weren’t as awesome this semester, but I still feel motivated. I may be out of community college by the time I’m 30!
4. Continue vegetarianism.
Yes- and I was vegan for over half of the year! Considering how often I’ve bounced around from veganism, vegetarianism, and eating meat, I’m surprised that it has been over a year since I’ve eaten any kind of meat. I definitely plan on continuing!
5. Run a 5k.
I did- and also ran a 10k, half marathon, and a marathon! It still surprises me that just a year ago, I didn’t even think I could do a 5k. I was planning on doing one in February of this year, and by the time it came around, I decided I would save my money and do a 10k. I told my mom my plans, and she looked at me like I was crazy. When April came around and the 10k was approaching, I decided to do a half marathon instead- and then my mom thought I was really crazy! So, my first race this year was a half marathon. I did a 5k in August, a marathon in October, a 10k in November, and another 5k in December. This is another goal I plan to keep for next year. I love racing!
6. Travel anywhere.
Not as much as I would have liked, but considering I have limited time because of school and very limited finances, I made the best of it. Plus, I went to Australia and Europe last year, so that kind of wiped my bank account clean. I went to Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver in January, Arizona in April to visit my grandmother, and Colorado in the beginning of this month to visit my friend. I’d love to go abroad again, but my bank account is telling me no!
What are your goals for 2011? I’m still thinking about mine!