I started this blog because as I was setting and stepping out my goals for 2009 it became apparent that I needed a way to track my progress. So here we are. The blog may morph into many other things (and it may happen sooner rather than later), but that's the genesis.
So here are the goals.
- Lose weight. Yes, I am that creative. Since one of the objectives of this blog is total honesty, I'll throw out that my ideal weight (for now) is about 170. This is a big weight loss. But honestly, it's about being healthy more than the actual number, so there will probably be a selection of food and fitness goals here rather than actual weight loss goals. I am thinking that one of the first goals will be training for and completing a bike event ("race", but I'm more about completing the event than doing it speedily).
- Professional development in 2009. Regardless of my economy or the state of my current job or whatever, I need to grow my skills. This will both make me more marketable and increase my satisfaction with my work. I'm in communications, and I'd really like to become an expert in internal communications.
- Strengthen connections. I feel like I have strong connections with people I see often, but I would like to keep friendships and relationships with people who aren't in my day-to-day life at the moment. Enter the blog, and there will be some more steps there.
- Increase my practical fun skills (which is a term I pretty much made up). At the moment, this looks like increasing my knitting and cooking skills - two new recipes a month, and some (undetermined) knitting project.