Goals for 2010 and Happy HAPPY New Year Meme!

Last year I wrote my 2009 goals list and recently updated that list to reflect upon what I did and didn’t do in 2009. I hope to continue this annual tradition and invite others to do the same.

  1. Pay for and apply to get my Canadian Passport (I haven’t been outside of Canada in 16 years)
  2. Offer art lessons online
  3. Paint a lively mural on the bland white washed wooden garage located in the backyard in the summer time and research alternative energy sources (wind turbine, solar energy) and turn lively painted garage into a year round greenhouse
  4. Build a fence and gate around the backyard
  5. Pot, haul soil and plant a vegetable, herb and edible flower garden in the backyard and mulch 100 feet by 4 feet of lilac bushes surrounding this property
  6. Colourize 10 ink drawings in Adobe Photoshop
  7. Paint one of a kind usable art objects i.e trunks, ornaments, boxes, knobs…
  8. Record two video’s per month and post them to both Youtube and this Blog
  9. Integrate Lijit Search, Discus Comments and Facebook Connect into this blog making it easier for you and me to share opinions and find the things or posts you like
  10. Upgrade Thesis theme to the latest version and learn to or pay a designer to customize it for me
  11. Barter art for clothing and other handmade goods and services
  12. Take care of student loan debt
  13. Travel somewhere alone… maybe Brazil, New York and/or Ireland
  14. Budget to hire an accountant or bookkeeper bi-monthly
  15. Do my best to have two to three rooms rented at all times
  16. Introduce 5 new (utilitarian) products with my art printed on them i.e. clothing mmmm yeah!
  17. Make a huge effort to meet people in Saint John with whom I connect with (I know you’ve got to be out there!)
  18. Do random acts of kindness both offline and online
  19. Walk away from and distance myself from those people who want to see me fail
  20. Argue honestly and express anger without feeling threatened
  21. Wait until summertime to buy rumoured 5 mega pixel iphone and/or rumoured apple tablet (to this day I have never had a cell phone and it’s just getting to the point that I need one)
  22. Listen to music that inspires
  23. Accept that Catholicism is not something I completely believe in
  24. Join the growing movement lobbying the City of Saint John to build grocery stores in densely populated areas of the city that are within walking distance
  25. And above all to learn more about you

I tag Shayla, Christopher, Lorrie, Range, Johanna, Cara, Pamela, Biffy Beans, TaraFly, Esther & Estella, Karen Faulkner, Think Bakery and Kreativlink to write your 2010 goals list and publish them to your blog. This list can be as long or as short as you want it to be. Please tag a few of your friends to do the same and link back to the person who tagged you.

Happy New Year!

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11 thoughts on “Goals for 2010 and Happy HAPPY New Year Meme!”

  1. Best of Luck on the new list and congrats on completing so much of last years..I think I can help you in the inspiring music dept. I’ve been seeking out inspiring music all my life and I love to share the music I love…I shall start working on a CD. WooHoo!

  2. Thanks Scott… A CD would be awesome! I’m not the best at putting together mixes of music so I would welcome your offer.

  3. Congratulations on your successful 2009 and Cheers to the possibilities a new Year can bring. Thanks for the positive inspiration, keep up the good work!

  4. Excellent, I’ll let ya know when it’s done…a project of such scope and in depth research may take a few days 😉

  5. Happy New Year from Greece Jessica!
    It’s my first comment here, I found your blog just before Christmas and I think I have read all your posts until now
    I like your goals for 2010… go girl!

  6. Jess I know you can do anything you put your mind to. So I wish you all the best and I hope you reach each and every one of your goals.

    Love ya girl


  7. I really like #19 and #20 on your list. What a waste of life to spend it with people who want to see you fail! From the things you write in this blog, there seem to be plenty of people who love you and plenty of people who believe in you, you don’t need the others raining on your parade.

    “Argue honestly”…that’s a great one and something I hope to learn to do some day. I do argue better than I did 20 years ago, but it’s sometimes hard to stand your ground and not get all twisted up in self doubt.

    Jessica, you have overcome some great challenges and have met some amazing goals. I have no doubt you will be able to confidently continue to grow. It’s a pleasure to have met you and to continue to follow your progress!

  8. Wow! That is a really comprehensive list, mine isn’t nearly so impressive, though I may add to mine over the next few days. Also, I need to tag a few people. Mine I wrote on Illusio.net, I will copy it over to my art blog and tag some peeps later today.

    Also, might be able to help out with that customisation issue. Illusio.net uses a theme, which was really really dull but I liked it’s different features, I did some pretty heavy customisation to get it looking as I wanted.

    So, well done girly..some excellent goals..it’s good to have things to work for.
    p.s. would write more but typing one handed as cuddling the urchin.

  9. Yay I can finally read this!!

    Eeeep, I have to publish my list publicly where others will *see* it?? :oO

    Heh. Okay, I’m going to do it. 2010. New year. New decade. Besides, I’m turning 30 next week, and I’m changing all kinds of things and ditching all kinds of fears in my 30’s. So there. 😉

    I heart your garden/greenhouse goals. Among many others. The fact that your write out your goals like this and set out to accomplish them is very, very inspiring to me. :) You rock.

  10. Hi Jessica,

    Happy New Year to you from New York City.
    What a great list…specially no. 23. I have been there and done that.
    Goals are great to put out into the Universe.
    I know you can do it…. stay focused and take it one step at a time.


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