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10 goals for 2010

January 4, 2010

It is never too late to come up with a list of goals for the new year. I am a ‘list’ person so I find myself writing down short-term goals every day. It feels good to carry out them. They give you a sense of purpose and order. Some of these might seem bland but let’s just say:

Simple goals are easy to follow through.

Not that long-term goals aren’t easy to follow through – but I’m going to stick with short, simple goals for now.

Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people’s criticisms, carry out your plan.
Paul J. Meyer

Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals.
Paul J. Meyer

Writing crystallizes thought and thought produces action.
Paul J. Meyer

Do a little bit more than average and from that point on our progress multiplies itself out of all proportion to the effort put in.
Paul J. Meyer

My 2010 goals for my blog, myself and life:

1) Post bi-weekly content.

I believe in quality over quantity- Since I am in graduate school full-time, work a couple jobs, as well as writing a book- I think it is best to not flood the page with writing that I put together in 5 minutes. I want the post to be thought out and executed perfectly.

2) Improve layout of site

3) Continue to study food photography

There is so much that goes into taking the perfect food picture. It has been fun learning the ropes of food photography. I would love to attend a seminar or a class one day!

4) Continue writing my cookbook

My mouth is zipped right now, but it is going to be  H-U-G-E!

5) Drink less caffeine

All I can think about now is another cup of coffee… not sure how long this goal will last!

6) Read more

I find it hard to sit down and read a book after I have studied nutrition books all day.

7) Learn to cope with stress better

8) Vary my exercise routine

I wish I lived in Jackson Hole so I could snow-board in the winter- and hike, bike and rock climb in the summer. Since I live in the wonderful city of Austin, which is a wonderful cycling town- I want to take up cycling!

9) Make new friends

10) Maintain a positive attitude, no matter the situation

I want to thank all my readers for your supporting tweets, e-mails and
comments in 2009. Each one brings a smile to my face and lifts my heart! I
can’t wait to see what this new year brings to my life, as well as
yours. May you have a blessed new year!

Jess @ ATX Gluten Free

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. tastyeatsathome permalink
    January 4, 2010 7:28 pm

    Awesome goals. I share several of the same goals – food photography, writing a book…we’re in the same boat! Best of luck in achieving the most possible in 2010!

    • atxglutenfree permalink*
      January 5, 2010 4:38 pm

      Thanks Alta- That is fun that we share similar goals. I am excited to check out your cookbook in the future. It sure is fun writing one isn’t it!? 😉 Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Lin Walker permalink
    January 4, 2010 7:46 pm

    Good luck with your goals – I like the “doability” of them. I need to apply that to my own goals for 2010! My son lives down there in Bastrop and he enjoys the biking in that area. I have enjoyed your blog since my diagnosis with celiac in October. I am looking forward to checking out some of the stores and restaurants you’ve mentioned in the Austin area next time I’m down for a visit.

    • atxglutenfree permalink*
      January 5, 2010 4:37 pm

      Thank you Lin! Let me know how you like the stores I have mentioned next time you are in Austin. If you are looking for a particular genre of food, also let me know and I can help locate a GF friendly place for you. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Jess @ ATX Gluten Free

  3. January 11, 2010 11:41 pm

    Hi Jess,

    Loved your 2010 Goal List. I made one myself. You mentioned your desire to find some activity unique to Austin to keep in shape. If you’ve never tried it or have some experience, my friend’s class is the best exercise program I’ve been through.

    I’m an athlete and ex-playground/gym rat, so I’ve tried a number of programs. So far this, and swimming (another pop. TX pastime) have produced the most benefits.

    If you’ve the inclination, try my friend Ellen’s yoga class on Sunday’s at cafe Dance:

    http://www.cafedance.com/smith/smith.htm

    Cheers,
    Greg

    • atxglutenfree permalink*
      January 12, 2010 5:09 pm

      Greg- Thank you for the tip. It looks like a great place! I will definitely have to try it out sometime. -Jess @ ATX Gluten Free 🙂

  4. January 13, 2010 6:42 pm

    These are great goals and when approached with moderation and patience with yourself, you can achieve them. I’m happy to support your success in any way I can!

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