2012 Goals

My 2012 intentions are set, which means it’s time for the juicy measurable GOALS! I don’t know about you, but I love tracking things, and seeing progress. Which means that I have a lot more fun with measurable goals than with intentions – even though intentions are really important too!

To see the fully updated 2011 New Year’s Resolutions post, click here. I didn’t get as much accomplished as I might have liked, but I aimed for the moon and was really happy with where I landed.

This year, I am being no less ambitious. I know I could have made my blogging goal, so it’s staying the same. Turns out 100 books was too high, so I’m cutting it by a quarter. I’ve made simple adjustments to other goals and added some new ones. Each of them reflects something I want to learn or improve upon, and I think hope know I can get them all done by the end of 2012 if I really set my mind to it.

I’m posting my goals as a page on the blog here and will be updating it throughout the year. I’ve also created a public spreadsheet that I’ll be updating weekly with my progress. Gotta have that accountability!

Now, without further ado, my 2012 measurable goals!

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My Burning House

  • My Grandfather’s old French map of the Great Lakes
  • Handmade art from Kenya, given to me by a great friend
  • My favourite scarf, from a trip to Paris
  • A teddy bear made from a Hudson Bay Company seal coat that has been in my family since 1890
  • My childhood stuffed elephant
  • My MacBook, because it contains all my pictures, writing, memories
  • Three spiral-bound journals, my daily diaries starting the first day of my freshman year
  • Vintage French cake stand given to me by two of my best friends and my boyfriend, for my 20th birthday
  • A wooden jewelry box, made by my other Grandfather, and the pearls my Dad gave me for high school graduation (inside the box)
  • My passport
  • My scrapbook
  • My Swiss Army knife, given to me by my Dad for my 16th birthday
  • A bag from my mother’s trip to China
  • (My camera, used to take the picture!)

I was reading Yes and Yes this morning, and I stumbled across a brilliant website called The Burning House. It’s the answer to the question: What would you save from your burning house?; and it’s brilliant. Go have a gander, because everyone featured rescues very different, very personal things from the hypothetical fire, and it’s absolutely fascinating.

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