So we are at the end of 2010 and I have to say its been a pretty rocking year. And its not just about checking things off a list. I did a lot of L-I-V-I-N this year. Here’s how I did with my goals for the year:
#1 Write a Novel: Well, the original goal was to start my novel. I planned to participate in the National Novel Writing Month in November but it ended up not being a success. Oh, well, I’ve got my start and I’ll keep plugging along!
#16 Get in the Guiness World Book of Records: Did the Skinny Dip Record Challenge in July and got in to the Record book on that one.
I also donated 4 pints of blood toward my goal of being the World’s Biggest Blood Donor.
#30 Stay in the Best Suite in a Five-Star Hotel: We’ll put this one off until we can afford to blow the cost of mortgage on a night’s stay. So, you know, when I’m 80.
#37 Make a Fire Without Matches: Nada
#52 Read the Greatest Books Ever Written: I said I would read 12 books this year. Total for the year of the official books, I read: Kestrel for a Knave, Not Fade Away, The Art of War, Birdsong, David Copperfield, Brighton Rock, The Van, Bonfire of the Vanities, Possession, The Crow Road, Explaining Death to the Dog, and Crash.
But I generally kicked ass at reading this year because I read a lot of other books, some of which, while they may not be on the “official” list, are definitely on some “Greatest Book Lists” (some aren’t but hey, everyone needs brain candy every now and then). The other books I read include: 4 Dexter books, 6 Sookie Books, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Choke, Never Let Me Go, The Sun Also Rises, Bridges of Madison County, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Lovely Bones, The Other Boleyn Girl, My Antonia, The Remains of the Day, and The Princess Bride.
I think 33 books in one year is honorable.
#86 Run a Marathon: I ran the Outer Banks Marathon on November 14, 2010. The greatest accomplishment of my life.
#93.5 Get Your Name in the Ring of Honor at Flying Saucer: So far I’m up to 123. I’ll put in the comments the total list as that takes up a lot of space here.
#99 Confess: Nada again.
Not part of my original goals for the year but also saw the Golden Gate Bridge (#67), visited California (#11), saw Penguins, Dolphins, and Seals in the wild (#38), swam with sharks (#2), went white water rafting (#90), attended a Carolina v. Duke basketball game (#48.5) and went skydiving (#38).
How did you do with your goals for 2010?