Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Final 10 for 10 Update

I'm a procrastinator. I thrive on the final moment. It's bad. However, as 2010 winds down and I'm beginning to look forward, I need to reflect first.

My one little word (OLW) this year was intentional. I feel that I started off the year being very intentional and slacked off after the summer. I let a lot of things slip, including friendships. Not sure why. I do know that it will shape though how I spend my time in 2011.

1. Read three professional books
  • Daily Five by The Sisters (as they are known)
  • CAFE book (by same authors as above)
  • Boy Writers by Ralph Fletcher
2. Run 5 5K's
  • Due to tendonitis, I am in a boot and will be walking one this morning (I think it still counts, right?) - Did it in about 45 minutes
  • Ran/walked one over Labor Day weekend.
  • And while it may not count (since I was thinking races), I did run 3 5K's on the treadmill this month. Decreased my time from 41 to 38:11 to 37:35.
3. Run a sub 30 5K
  • Yeah, that didn't happen. There's always next year, right?
4. Pay off debt to dad (and thus, be debt free except my mortgage)

  • uh, yeah, I'm debt free!!!!!!!!!!
5. Go to Honduras on a mission trip (scared of flying)
  • Have my passport now and will pay my first installment tomorrow
  • Have paid half of the trip
  • Went on trip...Wow! I am so glad I went...there will be tons of posts about it.
6. Clean off all of the clothes off my floor and have them put away.
  • Uh, this is a work in progress...what must I do to get this in order - Any ideas, readers?
7. See a movie by myself
  • Saw Date Night...parts were definitely funny, others a little uncomfortable. I do enjoy Steve Carell though.
8. Give blood 4 times (one down and three to go)
  • Signed up for my second one - it's sponsored by CW25 for The Vampire Diaries - I'll let you know how that turns out :)
  • Have given twice and will only be able to give one more due to traveling to Honduras in July.
  • Have A+ blood...maybe that's why I am so smart! :)
  • Gave three times and because of traveling to Honduras, cannot give again till next year. However, if I go to Honduras again next summer - which I am planning on doing - I can't give until a year after I get back...it's a vicious cycle!
9. Write my compassion children three times each this year
  • wrote each one once so far
  • replied to their letters December 29 and sent stickers
  • sent 10 photographs with captions to translate for them December 30
  • Want to up this for next year!!!
10. Finish reading whole Bible (on track to finish mid-July)
  • About two more weeks and then the OT is finished! On to the NT...excited!
  • Reading the NT right now - in the gospels
  • Finished the first day I was in Honduras - How cool is that?!
Looking back, I am proud of some and want to continue improving on others. Thankful that I focused on several areas of my life and cannot wait to unveil my 2011 OLW as well as my ambitions for next year!

3 comments:

Stacey said...

Looks like a year that was well-lived Cathy! Have a happy new year!

Mary said...

Good list. :-) I may now be inspired to actually make a list too.

twowritingteachers said...

Thanks for the update. You have to be proud of yourself. Can't wait to hear about your intentions for 2011.
Ruth