Happy New Year, and a Year in Review

While it seems like this year just flew by, it also seems like it drug. It sounds crazy, but this is exactly how I feel. I have better hopes for completing more goals this year than in 2009. Writing a full list of most of the things I did last year is, to put it quite bluntly: embarrassing. I say it every year “I am going to create a list of goals, and I will complete those goals/projects before I pick up any more”. HA! Not only did I not stick to that plan, but I never wrote down that ‘list of goals’ in the first place. I hope, though, that this year, I will be more dedicated to completing my set goals (Don’t we all?). However, I did do some things in 2009 that were not goals at the beginning of the year. So, here are some highlights of 2009:

  • Created The King’s Library
  • Composed 5 instrumental pieces on guitar
  • Saw Downhere in concert
  • Read Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
  • Read Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
  • Traveled to Washington DC to the Rebelution Conference
  • Began interning at my county’s Information Technology Services division

See what I mean by embarrassing? I mean, it looks like I was busy doing, well, nothing. But mind you, I was heavily involved in my county 4H program until September of this year. So between items on this list I was milking my dairy project cow, giving a presentation at three different levels, milking, planning some county fundraisers, milking, helping sew a 4H Centennial quilt, taking rabbits to the State Fair, milking, volunteering at the county fair, and…I’m missing something. Oh! Milking. Other than the holidays, things have quieted down quite a bit. Giving me some down time to actually make that list =)

Now looking ahead to 2010. Yikes. I have a lot more planned than I did last year, I think. So here are some things I will be doing and HOPE to be doing this year:

Books to Read (Jan-June):
  • Team of Rivals by Dorris Kearns Goodwin
  • Heart of the West by O’Henry
  • So Brave, Young and Handsome by Leif Enger
  • Captain Blood, Captain Blood Returns, and The Fortunes of Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • The Machine Stops by E M Forester
**Summer and Fall Reading to be announced**

Music Goals:
  • Compose more instrumental pieces
  • Write at LEAST 1 original song
  • Record at least 2 songs by other authors/bands

Web and Graphics goals:
  • Design my Family’s Farm Website
  • Design 1-2 webpages
  • Spice up this drab-of-a-blog
  • Design some cool pics
  • Graduate from high school
  • Get more involved in the Rebelution movement
  • Update this blog better

Well, easier said than done, unfortunately. But I am doing a lot of hoping. I’ll just need to keep to the grindstone to get it done. Any big plans for you this year? Do you have any secrets to completing some tough goals? I hope that whatever you have going on, you’ll have a good new year.

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