Thursday, April 26, 2007

where i'm going (i hope)

i wrote out some goals for myself today. i feel like having them physically written out will help me focus on them. i'd like to be all around better. healthier, happier, more relaxed. so here they are. maybe there's one in there that'll be a starting point for you. or maybe you've got a suggestion.

DAILY GOALS
  • drink 1 fruit juice, 1 V8, and 2 bottles of water
  • eat breakfast
  • do yoga/pilates
  • write a travel journal entry
  • do readings/other work for uni
  • tell someone you love them!

WEEKLY GOALS
  • take at least 20 photographs
  • write a song or poem
  • update blog at least 3-4 times
  • talk on skype(phone) with 2-3 people (from somewhere other than school when i get back to nyu)
  • write to mom/don, dad/sandy, and elise(call them when back in the states)

LONG TERM GOALS
  • get a part-time job when i return to nyu (tutoring? guitar? bartender?)
  • graduate with a GPA no lower than 3.25, but aim for 3.50-3.75
  • spend more time with family- go see marybeth in dc or john in iowa city, or a weekend in chicago or the farm
  • don't flake out on friends just because you don't feel like going out
  • don't flake on work just because you want to chill
  • be patient.
  • don't sweat the small stuff... unless the details matter
  • don't be afraid of anything.
  • see the good things in life.
  • work to change the not-so-good things.
  • make the best decision possible.
  • speak your heart and mind.
  • be brave.
  • think. feel. breathe.

2 comments:

Sister said...

I would add:

Don't beat yourself up about it if you don't accomplish all/any of these goals. Celebrate when you do.

And drink more than two bottles of water! (are you talking 8oz?) and low sodium V8.

Love, your sister.

maryelizabeth said...

i just wrote out something similar for myself. i think it's healthy to reevaluate every once in awhile. like the fact that i ate 5 cookies for dinner? not good. haha. the beauty of living alone!!

YES, come visit me! :)