Goals update: Part 2 of 4

2010 is officially halfway over. I know this because it is hot, my birthday is approaching, and my “quote-a-day” calendar at my desk is half as fat as it was when I received it as a Christmas present.

I started out this year with exeedingly high expectations. So far, it has been both a great year and a trying year, and overall not at all what I expected. That’s life, right?

Highlights of 2010 so far include developing a yoga teaching schedule, my week of vacation, the trip to Chicago with Andy, closing on our home, the Indigo Girls concert, my trip to California, and all three weddings this month.

Things to look forward to for the rest of 2010: continued success in my goals, my birthday, teaching at a yoga retreat, attending Anatomy and Alignment, my sister moving closer to me to attend ISU, our two-year anniversary,  Andy’s birthday, and of course the holidays.

Anyway, it’s about time for my quarterly goals update. Read part one here.

Goals accomplished first quarter of 2010:

  • Finish YogaFit Level 1 community service requirement and receive Level 1 certification.
  • Attend YogaFit Level 2.
  • Hold a headstand for ten breaths (with or without a wall).
  • Establish a solid yoga teaching schedule, with at least one regular class.
  • Quit the gym.
  • Find a good way to develop a home practice and join yogaglo.com
  • Get a blogroll going with other yogi/nis/interesting bloggers
  • Re-read A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
  • Take a week off from my full-time job (guilt-free) and spend it with my husband and dogs.
  • Spend a night in Chicago with my husband.
  • Get in a career position that affords Andy and I both full medical, dental, and vision coverage.
  • Sing Karaoke in public.
  • Send someone flowers.
  • Go to a zoo.
  • Treat myself to fresh flowers for the house twice.
  • Eat nothing fried for two weeks.
  • Get family pictures done (me, the hubby, and the two dogs).
  • Discover a new musician that I love.
  • Send Niko home happily.
  • Sell the clarinet(s).
  • Learn to make sugar cookies just like my grandma does.  (this was a lifetime goal)

Goals accomplished second quarter of 2010:

  • Hold a handstand for five breaths (with or without a wall). -done with the wall. Without the wall can be a 2011 goal : )
  • Re-read A Tale of Two Cities.
  • Re-read the Harry Potter series. – it’s just as good, or better, than the first time through
  • Own our home. -okay so we don’t own it, we own the debt attached to it.
  • Get a pedicure. -loved it!
  • Watch the sun rise once.
  • Win something. -I won a giveaway from Callah at My Yoga Life, and I also won a Visa gift card at work. Sweet!
  • Go see a concert.
  • Clean out my Gmail inbox – save fewer than 300 conversations (over 2,100 and counting). -this was tough but I felt better afterwards
  • Get in a hot tub!
  • Go rollerblading.
  • Purchase a houseplant and keep it alive.
  • Be a source of support and encouragement for my two oldest friends who are both getting married in June 2010.
  • See the Indigo Girls in concert again.  (this was a lifetime goal)

Goals in progress:

  • Write for On the Mat at least twice a week, every week.
  • Have at least one hit daily.
  • Always have my next book picked out while I’m reading my current book.
  • Use the credit cards only for emergencies (and remember that shopping at Target is not an emergency).
  • Kiss Andy good night every night.
  • Keep the dogs caught up on flea/heartworm medicine at all times.
  • Spend more quality time with my quality hubby.
  • No overdraft fees in 2010.
  • No speeding tickets in 2010.
  • Continue limiting caffeine (1 drink per week if at all).

How is 2010 going for you?

Namaste,
Jamie

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12 responses to “Goals update: Part 2 of 4

  1. wow, fantastic! such amazing goals.

  2. I’m reading the Harry Potter series for the first time, believe it or not! And loving it. I just finished Prisoner of Azkaban and it was the first one to make me cry (twice).

    Great goals, Jamie, thanks for sharing so much of your journey with us!

  3. i remember when you posted that picture at the beginning of the year :)

    your blog looked completely different then! didnt you have a black backdrop?

  4. Rachel- Thanks! I love your post on the same sentiment today.

    Tamara- I am wistfully remembering my first trip through the series (last summer). The third book is one of my favorites, and it also made me cry. Keep me posted on how it goes for you. I can’t wait for you to read books 6 and 7!!

    Emma- that’s because you’re a loyal, dedicated reader : ) it wasn’t black, but it was dark brown with lime green accents and all those flowery things on top (no header).

  5. Jamie, another friend just told me book 3 is her fave. I can see why you and she are so fond.

    I have all the rest borrowed, stacked under my bed awaiting my attention. I was so excited to see how thick they get. I loooove long books (well, good ones!). :)

  6. Such nice goals, and how good it feels to list them!

    2010 is a year of transition, change is taking place surely. It will not end this year, but I have started to take concrete steps.
    Some lifetime goals will be reached (going to Japan, yay!) and some other things are in the making or will start soon (yoga teacher training, immersion weekend pre-training next week, so excited!), and who knows what next year will bring?

  7. I love the idea of setting quarterly goals and then revisiting them. Thanks for the great idea and I’m very grateful to have found your blog!

  8. I’d say you are doing quite well :) Book 3 is also my fave! Every time a new book would come out, I would re-read the whole series (until that point). So, I have read book one 7 (if not 8-9) times. Gosh I love HP lol!!

    2010- I finally got a permanent, relatively full-time (25-30 hours, which is ENOUGH!) dental hygiene job, allowing me to leave the other job I despised. I visited London and the Vancouver 2010 olympics. I am starting yoga training tomorrow and will be teaching by mid-August – September.
    Other accomplished goals: a 30-day challenge, giving up drive-thrus, and varying up my workouts from yoga only ( restarting my running).
    So, while my list wasn’t quite as extensive, I’m quite happy with the year thus far!!

  9. Thanks for sharing your goals ladies! I think I have a new plan for 2011. Maybe slightly fewer goals, and deciding when I set them if I’ll complete them before or after July 1. I think that will help me stay more organized.

    I hope everyone has a great second half of 2010!

  10. ur goals, just like u, are very impressive. I’m proud of you.

  11. Good for you! I like that you have more “do’s” than “don’ts” in your goals!!!

    HP #3 is also my favourite… I’m a time-travel geek, what can I say?! :p

  12. Such terrific goals. I tend to set long-term, far-reaching goals, but this is so much better! I love how you include those but also set short-term goals that include lots of fun and quality time/activities! Very inspiring!

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