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Goals, 2008 Edition – Final Review! November 28, 2008

Filed under: 2008 goals,all about me! — Dianna @ 12:25 am

It’s almost time to finalize my goals for 2009. Let’s review for the LAST time my goals (and what I didn’t accomplish) from 2008. All updates are now in blue.

  1. Take Tashar to Disneyland for his birthday (I’m x-ing this, we’ll wait until he turns 5)
  2. Call people! (been kind good at this.) I TOTALLY SUCK AT THIS…lol. Still suck at this! Yeah, I’m going to give this another year to settle in.
  3. Figure out what I want in a relationship and go for it! (been doing that since Jan. 1st…lol…at least I know what I want now; just gotta let life happen – remember I’m OUT of the game!) I still have no idea what I want, but I’ve added to the list of things I know I DON’T want. That list is getting pretty deep. I know now! Can you hear my happiness. 2009 is going to be interesting. I’m changing the game…lol Happy to report I still know what I want and I’m PERFECTLY happy. So this is DONE!
  4. Meet my sales goal (getting there). Not a goal anymore, switched jobs.
  5. Work my way out of debt. WORKING ON IT! ) AWESOMENESS – will have one credit card paid off next week! I’m making good progress. This will be a goal until I’m debt free! But I’m hacking away at it all!
  6. Map out what it takes to become: a teacher, professional photographer, professional writer. HAVEN’T EVEN HAD TIME TO DO THIS. Yeah, haven’t done this; but I am working on a few projects that will let me work on things I love for a living (at at least I hope so)! I will focus actually getting paid to write; an awesome goal for 2009.
  7. Meditate every day for at least 5 minutes. Got off to a good start; I use the time between laying in the bed and falling asleep. I stopped doing this; I need to start up again. Ummm….yeah I totally forgot about this AGAIN.
  8. Exercise: Jan – 2 days a week; Feb – 3 days a week, March – 4 days a week;the balance of the year 5 days a week (working on it….really I am…lol). SURE, I stopped working on this, but I started again yesterday – I can’t fit into my clothes! I’ve worked out a total of 5 times in the span of a month. BAD DIANNA! I’ve been trying. I need to make myself work out. I have to! HA! Working out is in the back of my mind; and it’s staying there. I have to join a gym or enroll in classes.  I work from home now, so I really have no excuse!
  9. Take another dance class. Still have time! I’m “making” my friend Owen take Salsa with me, but I haven’t found a class yet. Yeah, no such luck. OWEN! Find us a class. Didn’t happen. And I don’t feel so bad about that.
  10. Learn conversational Spanish. No progress….yet. Not yet, maybe next year? lol Unless I’m going to Mexico, I’m not really going to do this.  Someone plan a Mexico trip!
  11. Learn conversational French. Checked out books from the library. Will check them out again, soon. ) Yeah, I’m helping my son with his French. That counts. Thoes books never made it back to my house. I did eat the best crepe ever about a month ago, I think that counts.
  12. Take a copy editing class. Not yet. Maybe Bethro can teach me. ) Per Bethro, I’m amazing and don’t need this skill. Just kidding; but I am amazing!
  13. Get published again. Haven’t even tried. The creative writing part of my brain is broken! One of my friends really inspired me today to get back to my writing. Plus I have no job so I have plenty of time to write. I guess that is the silver lining.  Still working on; this will be a 2009 goal.
  14. Start working on my non-fiction masterpiece. Any ideas, anyone? Non-fiction scares me. I actually started. I have 3 pages so far. ) I still have 3 pages…..
  15. Enter a photo contest. ummmm……nope. Not yet. NOPE Crossing off the list. My heart is in writing.
  16. Travel to: SoCal in April (happening in 2 weeks) CHECK ; NYC in May (still gotta buy that plane ticket) CHECK ; NC and TX, one in June, the other in July MISSED THOSE TRIPS, SoCal in August to see the new baby NOT YET, that will happen next month. Haven’t seen my niece yet; i was sick for like 6 weeks. I’ll be happy to see her during the holiday. Going to NC on Dec 12th! YAY! And will see the little cutie pie around Christmas.
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Running out of Time! November 4, 2008

Filed under: 2008 goals,all about me!,in progress — Dianna @ 12:58 am

My 2008 Goals are still looking at me from a distance. Let’s look at my progress since this September posting. All updates are in pink. 😛

  1. Take Tashar to Disneyland for his birthday (I’m x-ing this, we’ll wait until he turns 5)
  2. Call people! (been kind good at this.) I TOTALLY SUCK AT THIS…lol. Still suck at this!
  3. Figure out what I want in a relationship and go for it! (been doing that since Jan. 1st…lol…at least I know what I want now; just gotta let life happen – remember I’m OUT of the game!) I still have no idea what I want, but I’ve added to the list of things I know I DON’T want. That list is getting pretty deep. I know now! Can you hear my happiness. 2009 is going to be interesting. I’m changing the game…lol
  4. Meet my sales goal (getting there). Not a goal anymore, switched jobs.
  5. Work my way out of debt. WORKING ON IT! ) AWESOMENESS – will have one credit card paid off next week! I’m making good progress.
  6. Map out what it takes to become: a teacher, professional photographer, professional writer. HAVEN’T EVEN HAD TIME TO DO THIS. Yeah, haven’t done this; but I am working on a few projects that will let me work on things I love for a living (at at least I hope so)!
  7. Meditate every day for at least 5 minutes. Got off to a good start; I use the time between laying in the bed and falling asleep. I stopped doing this; I need to start up again.
  8. Exercise: Jan – 2 days a week; Feb – 3 days a week, March – 4 days a week;the balance of the year 5 days a week (working on it….really I am…lol). SURE, I stopped working on this, but I started again yesterday – I can’t fit into my clothes! I’ve worked out a total of 5 times in the span of a month. BAD DIANNA! I’ve been trying. I need to make myself work out. I have to!
  9. Take another dance class. Still have time! I’m “making” my friend Owen take Salsa with me, but I haven’t found a class yet. Yeah, no such luck. OWEN! Find us a class.
  10. Learn conversational Spanish. No progress….yet. Not yet, maybe next year? lol
  11. Learn conversational French. Checked out books from the library. Will check them out again, soon. ) Yeah, I’m helping my son with his French. That counts.
  12. Take a copy editing class. Not yet. Maybe Bethro can teach me. 🙂
  13. Get published again. Haven’t even tried. The creative writing part of my brain is broken! One of my friends really inspired me today to get back to my writing. Plus I have no job so I have plenty of time to write. I guess that is the silver lining.
  14. Start working on my non-fiction masterpiece. Any ideas, anyone? Non-fiction scares me. I actually started. I have 3 pages so far. 🙂
  15. Enter a photo contest. ummmm……nope. Not yet. NOPE
  16. Travel to: SoCal in April (happening in 2 weeks) CHECK ; NYC in May (still gotta buy that plane ticket) CHECK ; NC and TX, one in June, the other in July MISSED THOSE TRIPS, SoCal in August to see the new baby NOT YET, that will happen next month. Haven’t seen my niece yet; i was sick for like 6 weeks. I’ll be happy to see her during the holidays!
 

Because we HAVE to… October 13, 2008

Filed under: 2008 goals,all about me!,in progress,things I must do — Dianna @ 9:44 pm

When: This Thursday

Where: SF

With Whom: Mr. Yee

Because we have to!

 

Maybe I’ll keep this up September 24, 2008

Filed under: 2008 goals,all about me!,in progress,random,things I must do — Dianna @ 10:20 pm

Exercise sucks. Point blank – it sucks.

But after my 30 minutes on the treadmill and 200 crunches I feel really energized. And hungry, even though I just ate. Lately I’ve been gorging myself; I eat so much that I am physically too full to move.  I just lay in the bed and try not to barf all over the place (ok it’s not that bad but it feels like it). But, lately all my laying around is slowing me down.  My age is catching up to me!

For people who know me, I’m usually the skinniest person in the room.  So for me to complain about my slowing metabolism or me hating to exercise makes no sense to my friends.  But, I will declare I’m getting older and my days of not exercising and staying the same size at all are pretty much over.

It’s over….and that sucks more than exercising.

 

2008 Goals, revisted September 21, 2008

Filed under: 2008 goals,all about me! — Dianna @ 10:23 pm

I need a check-up. Of my 2008 Goals.

Let’s see how I’ve done so far:

  1. Take Tashar to Disneyland for his birthday (I’m x-ing this, we’ll wait until he turns 5)
  2. Call people! (been kind good at this.) I TOTALLY SUCK AT THIS…lol
  3. Figure out what I want in a relationship and go for it! (been doing that since Jan. 1st…lol…at least I know what I want now; just gotta let life happen – remember I’m OUT of the game!) I still have no idea what I want, but I’ve added to the list of things I know I DON’T want. That list is getting pretty deep.
  4. Meet my sales goal (getting there). Not a goal anymore, switched jobs.
  5. Work my way out of debt. WORKING ON IT! 🙂
  6. Map out what it takes to become: a teacher, professional photographer, professional writer. HAVEN’T EVEN HAD TIME TO DO THIS.
  7. Meditate every day for at least 5 minutes. Got off to a good start; I use the time between laying in the bed and falling asleep.
  8. Exercise: Jan – 2 days a week; Feb – 3 days a week, March – 4 days a week;the balance of the year 5 days a week (working on it….really I am…lol). SURE, I stopped working on this, but I started again yesterday – I can’t fit into my clothes!
  9. Take another dance class.  Still have time! I’m “making” my friend Owen take Salsa with me, but I haven’t found a class yet.
  10. Learn conversational Spanish. No progress….yet.
  11. Learn conversational French. Checked out books from the library. Will check them out again, soon. 🙂
  12. Take a copy editing class. Not yet.
  13. Get published again. Haven’t even tried.  The creative writing part of my brain is broken!
  14. Start working on my non-fiction masterpiece. Any ideas, anyone? Non-fiction scares me.
  15. Enter a photo contest. ummmm……nope. Not yet.
  16. Travel to: SoCal in April (happening in 2 weeks) CHECK ; NYC in May (still gotta buy that plane ticket) CHECK ; NC and TX, one in June, the other in July MISSED THOSE TRIPS, SoCal in August to see the new baby NOT YET, that will happen next month.

It’s not looking too good on the goal side of things. I really need to print this out so I can look at it everyday.

 

No idea.

Filed under: 2008 goals,in progress,random — Dianna @ 9:40 pm

I haven’t been able to write. Not one creative word.  My mind is blocked. This happens to me every so often.  But it’s really bad when I’m tired.  And I’ve been tired for what feels like the last 6 months.

Here is how my brain works: random conversations and experiences convert into awesomely funny blog posts.

Here is how my brain has been working: blog worthy stuff happens and I CAN’T even put it in words.  I can’t even make stories up!  It’s driving me crazy.  C.R.A.Z.Y.

So, I have no idea what to write about. Other than to say I hope I get un-tired. Un-tired enough to go out and have something blog worthy happen to me so I can write about it. Please.

When I can’t even write about my experience at the Janet Jackson concert last weekend, then I know the writing part of my brain is BROKEN.

 

Dianna’s Guide to Finding… August 29, 2008

Filed under: 2008 goals,dating,random — Dianna @ 8:51 pm

A Single Girl’s Guide.

It’s been kinda hard. I’d like to find one that doesn’t treat being single like a plague. I like being single.  Let me rephrase, I’ve liked being single for the last year or so. Before that, being single SUCKED.  But now being single means I know me, I love me, I need me, and no one can replace me.  Being single means loving the life I make for myself and not freaking out every time I read something about how to catch a man.

So my suggestion on finding a single girl’s guide: don’t.  Just make it up as you go.