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Goals | 2011

I know that a lot of blogs have done these long listed reflections on what 2010 was for them and what they hope 2011 will be for them.  I've thought about joining in this fun, but I just don't know if I want to set the bar that high.  I mean, if I put it in writing then I really have to hope to meet it or reach it and I don't want to set myself up for disappointment.  I say that and then in the same breath, I've also thought... Okay, let's just go short term goals.  Goals that are reachable that CAN be met before the baby arrives.  Goals that I've maybe had already for the year that I'm still working to achieve.  This might be more doable.

So with that, my wheels started turning and before you knew it... I was off making a list:

Pregnancy/Nursery Goals for 2011:
  • Paint nursery.
  • Go to Ikea and buy dresser for nursery.
  • Organize closet.
  • Decide on where to register and actually put it together.
  • Plan shower date.
  • Get maternity pictures taken.
  • Plan for newborn pictures to be taken.
  • Work with Etsy sellers for personal items for Universal Registry.
  • Work with Trish on my wish list items.
  • Finish yarn wreath/felt flowers project.
  • Buy embroidery rings and fabric.
  • Make book slings. Buy fabric for slings.
  • Look for new knobs for dresser.
  • Research Daycare options.
  • Research breast feeding, breast pumps, bottles, etc...
  • Schedule carpet cleaning.
  • Get pricing for cleaning the entire house prior to baby arrival.
  • Finish Amazon Baby Registry.
  • Finish Babies R Us Registry.
  • Work out 2 - 4 times a week, at the gym.
  • Send dates to CR for dinner shower.
  • Continue to make list of questions for my doctor.
  • Buy the crib.
Personal Goals for 2011:
  • Stay up on my goals, complete them and keep them up to date.
  • Continue going back to school for my Associates Degree in Business Mgmt.
  • Stay active, eat right, drink more water and keep my gym membership.
  • Date my husband.  Spend quality time with him.  Enjoy our alone time before our child arrives.
  • Send "Thank You" notes.
  • Put makeup on more frequently and at home.
  • Spend less time on facebook and more time talking/emailing with friends/family.
  • Get a new phone; plan allows upgrade (to the iphone) in July.
  • Use vacation days strategically to spend time with family and for myself, if no physical "vacation" is planned.
Blog Goals for 2011:
  • Reach 100 followers (only 3 away), OR 150 followers (if I really put myself out there).
  • Blog more consistently and with more repetition.
  • Try and create a blogging (weekly/monthly) schedule.
  • Update EtSy.LoVe.Of.ThE.wEeK posts to run the whole year.
  • Comment more often and respond (by email) to people who comment on my blog.
Family Goals for 2011:
  • Help wherever possible for my sister's wedding.
  • (Help) plan shower/bachelorette party dates for celebrating my sister's wedding.
  • Figure out a dress for my sister's wedding.
  • Spend more time with family.
  • Try and plan monthly/bi-weekly dinners with parents.
As the year goes on, I will do my best with updating you on where I am with my goals.  I imagine that as time passes through this pregnancy, things will drop off and and more will be added.  There's a lot to do, but I know with time, I'll accomplish it all.

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