It seems really weird to think that next month's goals check-in will be the last one, the end result of my progress (or lack of) in 2010. And I'm already thinking about 2011 goals. More than anything, I guess this post is a warning (to myself) not to be too discouraged when I do my year-end analysis a month from now.
1. Take at least one overseas trip.
2. Read 30 books.
I've read 22 books and have 2 in progress. Probably not going to make this one, unless I get a serious reading bug bite in the next few weeks.
3. Get to a healthy size.
In reality, the progress here has been negative. I haven't weighed myself, but based on how my clothes are fitting, I've gotten larger.
4. Save $500/month.
More negative progress-unemployment is not conducive to savings. At this point, I can only say that this situation had better improve next year.
5. Give 5%.
I think I'm going to end up pretty close on this one, when I get the year-end numbers. Maybe a bit under, but not much.
6. Start retirement savings.
Guess it's a good thing the goal was to START retirement savings. The account is opened and has last year's contribution in it. Not a penny from this year.
7. Join something.
I don't even know what this means at this point.
8. Write a novel.
As I said last month, this one I actually decided not to do.
9. Create something.
I made some Tiny Shiny Things jars last night, which was the first making of anything I'd done in ages, and it felt great. I'm hoping that if nothing else, December will be a month of creativity for me. All may not be lost on this one.
10. Remember birthdays and send cards.
Did much better with this one in November--sent cards to all three of the folks whose birthdays were on my calendar. Late cards, but cards. Baby steps.