Friday, December 31, 2010

Au Revoir, 2010! Bonjour, 2011! Goals for the New Year!

I, for one, am just in awe at how fast 2010 has gone by, especially the last half of it! I can't believe that in just a year in a half, I'll have graduated high school and be getting ready to start college (hopefully in Boston). 

Now, I know that I have neglected Wicked Good Books (as well as my other blogs and many other things) this year due to junior year and my procrastination. I am making it a New Years Resolution to not procrastinate. I must stay focus!


2011 Reading/Wicked Good Book Goals:
* Read 100 books. Actually, scratch that, read 75 books. 2011 is going to be a chaotic year with college applications, etc..
* Have at least 12 author interviews! I need more!
* Review within 3 days of reading a book. 
* More giveaways!
* Post EVERY DAY. Must schedule lots of posts!
* This is exactly a goal or anything...but I hope I can fix my blog up a lot and gain at least 100 more followers. So, 379 followers by 2012. 
* Have more post about thoughts on books and authors and things related. More book talk! 
* FINISH ALL BOOK CHALLENGES! I am horrible at doing these.
* Do not do so many readathons. Especially, since I am horrible at them, too. This should actually be: If doing a readathon, actually read! 
* Keep Wicked Good Books organized.
*Have themed months or a something of the sort. I'm already planning some kind of event from late January - Mid February
*Read one book at a time! I have this major problem where I'll read one book and 50 pages in, I'll start another book and yeah, that is just horrible. So, I plan on finishing the books that I already started in 2010 and then still with one book at a time (excluding if I'm reading a book for school). 

Okay, can't think of anymore.

School/Personal Goals:
* EXERCISE every single day (I already do sports but I'm talking about something I'll do at home..still need to create a schedule)
* For Cross Country/Running: 
  • Run in at least 2 local running events. I know I'll do the Race for the Cure, like I do every year..
  • Run a 5k in 23 minutes.  
  • Run 2 miles in under 15 minutes. 
  • Run 1 mile in under 7 minutes. 
  • Since it will be my senior year coming up, it will also be my last year of high school XC and my last chance to qualify for state. I want to qualify for State in cross country more than any other sport I am in because it is the sport I'm most passionate about. God, I need to be out there running and training yesterday. I need to get better to be able to run at least that 21 something to make it to state. But this goal is going to be extremely hard to accomplish. 

*For Swimming:
  • Swim the 500 freestyle 
  • Swim the 50 free in 35 seconds or less
  • Swim the 100 free in 1:25 or less
  • Swim the IM 
  • Swim the 100 back 1:25 or less
  • Swim the 200 free
  • Get a medal in swimming 

*For soccer: get a least 2 goals in a more than midfield, ask to play forward at least once?
*Practice piano. Try to find a piano teacher. 
* Get down to 115 pounds and I want abs!!! 
* Get my drivers license!! 
* Get all A's for one semester. Hmm, So, I have this semester to choose from or first semester of senior year. Hopefully, I get both! Well, I think I should exclude math. That will always be my downfall.
* If I can't an A in math, I want to at least get an A on a test. That is, if I'm even still in a math class! 
* Hold an office position for my theatre club. I would love to be President and I have a good shot at it but if I can't I would love to be vice president. Have a good senior directed one act! 
* Go to camp. I've always wanted to go to camp but haven't due to financial reason. I'm looking at this creative writing/arts camps
* Get some kind of job!!! I need money for senior year and college. Lots of dues and stuff. 
* Get healthier! Drink lots of more milk, take vitamins, etc
* ACT w/ writing goal: 33/SAT goal: at least 2,100/take SAT IIs/get at least 3 on AP tests. Preferably 4 or 5. 
* Apply Early Decision to Boston University. It is my absolute dream school. But of course, I need pretty much a full ride or A LOT of financial aid. 

* One of my main goals is to get most, if not all of my novel written now. I'm going to hopefully outline everything before March. I need to talk with rape survivors and counselors as this book deals with the sensitive subject of rape and I want everything to be right. I hope I can do that by May. I want to write at least 500 words a day. 

Yeah, this is a hell of a lot of things to do and lots of hard goals to keep. I am determine. I think I'll print it off and cross them off as the year goes by! 

1 comment:

MissAttitude said...

WOW you have some amazing goals!

I'm a junior too so I'm with you in figuring out how to balance it all. Hopefully I'll still be able to blog everyday, that's my goal.

I want to excercise everyday too (Wii totally helps motivate), at least you like running, I hate it :)

It sounds like you are well on your way to getting into BU! At least you know where you want to go. I'm not sure I'll get into any of my dream schools so I need to re-evaluate. haha.

I wish you the best of luck on all your goals but especially that one and getting your novel (which sounds like a heartbreaking read) written :)