January 03, 2011

Project 52
My 2011 Goals

To steal Karen's words... I am not a resolution person. I am a goal person. This year, I've decided to share my Project 52 with you. It's a list of 52 goals I hope to accomplish and/or complete in 2011. I'm going to keep the list in my sidebar so you can see my progress. You can totally ride my ass if I start slipping. If you'd like to join in, click the button at the bottom of this post.

Project 52

1. Read 30 books.
2. See 8 movies in the theater.
3. Save $1000.
4. Buy a new car.
5. Go to the gym at least 3 days a week.
6. Keep an exercise log.
7. Be bikini ready by May 1.
8. Print out all the pictures I’ve taken and get them into albums and/or scrapbooks.
9. Find my dream job, or at least get on the path to finding my dream job.
10. Take a Photoshop class.
11. Take a photography lighting class.
12. Take a trip with The Hero even if it’s only for 2 days.
13. Meet at least 1 blog friend.
14. Host a party and/or cookout in the summer.
15. Get some family photos taken.
16. Complete at least 1 craft project.
17. Research genealogy on both sides of my family.
18. Donate money to St. Jude.
19. Watch 20 movies from my Netflix queue.
20. Visit Graceland.
21. Go to a Redbirds game.
22. Go to a Grizzlies game.
23. Go to a museum or art gallery.
24. Get new glasses and make myself wear them.
25. Try on a pair of jeggings.
26. Take the kids to the sprinkler park no matter how hot it is.
27. Go to the zoo at least 3 times during the summer months.
28. Take the kids to the Children’s Museum two times.
29. Take Little Man to the Pink Palace.
30. Teach Little Man to tie his shoes.
31. Potty train Little Bit.
32. Take a road trip with the girls.
33. Get a new tattoo.
34. Visit my aunt and cousins.
35. See at least 2 musicals at The Orpheum.
36. Go to 2 concerts.
37. Implement 3 things at home to live more green.
38. Design ‘The Talk of Tinseltown’ t-shirts.
39. Participate in NaNoWriMo.
40. Participate in DePhoMo.
41. Get my gun permit.
42. Cook something from scratch.
43. Take more pictures.
44. Write every day in my One Line A Day Journal.
45. Tear out everything in my flower beds and plant new stuff in the spring.
46. Get a celebrity to host a giveaway on my blog.
47. Start a book club.
48. Sign the kids up for swimming lessons.
49. Start learning Spanish.
50. Suck it up and see a dermatologist. (Skin cancer scares me.)
51. Send 3 handwritten cards or notes to friends.
52. Donate $5 for every item not completed.

Did you set any goals for 2011?

What are they?


TLF said...

All of that is so doable!! Most sound fun.. I'm so there!! ;-)

Karen M. Peterson said...

I totally want to steal your list now. This is great. Thanks so much for participating!

Beth said...

i really need to get on this too.

Cindy said...

Great list!!

mypixieblog said...

I think this is a great list. And most of the items here seem relatively doable, too. Best of luck with your 52, and hope you had a very happy new year!!

Unknown said...

Ooooh, love this idea, I might do this too :)

Happy New Year!! xx

Impulsive Addict said...

Ok..I totally need to do this! Your list is awesome!! So coming up with 52 things may be hard for me. I'll think about it. I think I can do it. It wasn't that hard, right? Please agree.

AMY said...

Love the idea.......but I think I'm scared to do it! I don't think I have 52 things I can do.

Cathy said...

I started a to-do list. I was going to post it, but it was super boring. I need to make a list like this....one that has more fun things in it.

Unknown said...

me! me! Meet me!

Macey said...

Number 8 scares me.
I need to do it too...Or just get some albums done even if I don't get EVERY picture printed. That would cost me a bazillion dollars.
I will never be bikini ready...but I will enjoy riding your ass. :) Again, not supposed to sound perverted.

Lisa said...

30 books is awesome! Please let me know if you read anything particularly wonderful. I can't recall anything I've read lately other than the Twilight series and now the Stieg Larson series.

Also - I totally hope you get a celebrity to host a giveaway. That would be awesome. :)

Happy New Year!

Darlene said...

You have a great list. Good luck!

Liz said...

Way to go, girl! This is an awesome list! OK, so just so you know, I've got a few things that can help you start crossing things off the list:
(1) AT&T has an internet special where you can order 99 4x6 pictures for only $.99 Just go here: http://www.snapfish.com/bellsouth/storeprints/otsc=res/otsi=2011_01_02_Penny_Prints_Reminder_Cobrands and use code 2011PENNY at checkout by 11:59PM PST on January 9. That should help with #8
(2) When you start a book club, can I PLEASE be a part of it? That will help with #13, and
(3) Since I'm from Puerto Rico, I will gladly discuss our book selections in Spanish with you, which will help with #49.
So,... what do you say?

Olivia Carter said...

Ooooo! What a great list! I think its a good idea to have a list like this- hard things (working out, getting a better job, saving money) and fun stuff (museums, reading, making shirts) Love the list!

And p.s. I'll totally buy a Talk of Tinseltown shirt! WOOT!

And p.s.s. You totally gotta do NaNoWriMo! I'll do it with you too! Since Nov got all crazy for me Jan is my NaNoWriMo- I'm on day 3! Hip hip!

Allena said...

I might steal this idea too! Are you liking The Host? I LOVED it and read Stephenie plans to make it a trilogy. I about died when I read that!

Candice said...

I LOVE this idea!!! I love having a checklist or two and yours is great!! I am logging off to start on my list right now :)

Mrs. Match said...

There are so many things on this list that I want to do myself. I love this-I'm going to start a list too. 52 seems like a lot, but you've got a whole year and a lot of these look like fun. I'm with you on the vacation thing, even if it's just two days with my hubs, that's all I need. Just two days with him, and no work, somewhere else. Sounds amazing.
PS I'll buy and rock a shirt if you design them. I'll even promote them on my blog. Just saying.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Those are some most excellent goals lady! I need to get going on no. 31!

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

WOWZERS girl! This is an impressive list! My wildest dreams would come true if I could be bikini ready by May, being 2 months post partum! I can dream, right? :)

Mrs. M said...

Haven't been by in a while - love the new design.

This is a great list! Mine is still all in my head and I need to get it written out soon!! :) Good luck!!

Anonymous said...

What great goals! I love that you have a goal for each week this year. What a wonderful 2011 you will have! :) So many fun things to do in Memphis! :)

amber lynn said...

great list!! one of my goals, probably my fave, is to go somewhere that i have never been :)


Scrappy Girl said...

Great list!

I am going to embrace being a housewife and try to do alot better job of it.

Meghan said...

I love this list...especially the celeb-hosted giveaway! Let's totally Twitter stalk!

Unknown said...

Great goals for the 2011!!! And even more so that you're willing to donate $5 for each one not accomplished...VERY admirable :))


A Real Housewife said...

Happy New Year!! (five days late, of course...;)

I'm with you--resolutions are worthless; goals are much more meaningful to me. I am really liking this idea and just might play along! Loving your goals, by the way, and am probably going to steal a few...

Michelle aka Naila Moon said...

Looks like we have a few things in common.
~Naila Moon
Here is mine:


Anonymous said...

OK, so I am going to have to borrow some of your goals to put on my list.

I got myself a Line a Day journal and messed it up on the second day. Instead of writing my second entry on Jan 2 I wrote it on the Jan 1 day for 2012. Loser.

I saw you're reading The Host. Is it any good? It's on my list of books to read, but nowhere near the top. Should I move it on up?

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

I love this idea - I will have to see if I can come up with 52 things!!! You can do it girl!

Christina said...

What a great list! I really like #52. It’ll hold you accountable. I love musicals, so if you want any recommendations, let me know.

Ian said...

Second time I've seen this and I am going to steal this from you too. Ok?


Btw, #52 is the best goal. Seriously. Might steal that too. But not $5. I might be a heeb but I don't have the fundage like one.

Unknown said...

Great list! I hope you have lots of fun crossing every item off! Thanks for joining in on the challenge!

Michelle aka Naila Moon said...

I signed up for my Spanish class today. Oh boy!
btw-I have never read any of the Potter series and will start with the 1st one. I have seen all the movies.
My hubby has read them all.
Have a good weekend.
~Naila Moon

Terri said...

What an awesome list.