My Goals for 2010

Over the course of the last year, and even maybe the last two years, I've felt like I've been stuck in a rut and not really going anywhere.  I think one of the main reasons is that I feel like I personally had no concrete things I wanted to achieve, only that I wanted something different.  Last night, I was laying awake at 2:30 am feeling pretty crappy, wondering how I can feel better.  I've always known that there is only one person who can turn things around, but I decided that now is time to go for it.  To do that, I've come with some concrete goals that I want to achieve in the coming year. With all the talk about year end lists and coming year lists I've decided to put down some things I want to achieve. Nothing to lofty, actually pretty small to most, but each one of these are things that I think will do a little part for me, and ultimately thats all that matters ;)  
I hope by writing them down, and sharing them with the world, it'll help keep me motivated.
Concrete Objectives:

  1. Run a 5km race in 25 minutes or under.  I've recently taken up running and its something that I actually like.  My best time so far for 5km is 27 minutes so I have some work to do, but I think its doable and would make be feel pretty awesome.  I would like to do more, but I think this a good first start.
  2. Go on at least two trips, one to a place I've never been in Canada, and one place out of the country.  Canada is an awesome country and there are quite a few places I want to see, like Toronto, and anywhere in the Maritimes.  I've never been very far outside of Canada, I've seen a few northern States, and I would like to get out a little further.  Maybe southern/eastern/coastal US, or somewhere abroad...
  3. Learn to play at least 3 songs on acoustic guitar.  In the summer, I picked up an acoustic guitar and practiced for a while, but ultimately my playing time tailed off...Its now taunting me every time I look at it, and I think one of the main reasons why I slowed down is I had no concrete objectives...
  4. Learn to cross country ski.  This something I've wanted to do since I've moved to Ottawa.  A lot of people out here do it, and it seems like a lot of fun.
  5. Try vegetarianism for one month.  This one is a weird one, but I think there are a few people out there who think I'm weird ;)  This is something I've been interested in trying, and it is a bit strange seeing I grew up a farm that raised beef.

A little bit loftier:

  1. 24 hour mountain bike race.  Can either do this in teams or solo, and ultimately I would love to do it solo. 
  2. Learn a new language.  I would like to pick up either French or Spanish, enough that I could carry on a basic conversation.


1 comments on My Goals for 2010

  1. Anonymous
    Tue, 12/15/2009 - 21:35

    Oui! Bon chance...