2009 New Year's Goals

on Sunday, January 04, 2009

I've made some goals for 2009. I prefer the word goals versus resolutions, the word resolutions does not seem as "serious" as goals. What are your goals for 2009? Mine are rather simple and short:

- Actually keep in touch with friends. I have been such a slacker in that regards and I am going to improve.
- My computer technician husband and I finding new jobs, but not here in Italy, within Europe and not in the United States.
- Healthier lifestyle.

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21 comments:

Modern Princess said...

Resolution not as serious as goals? I'd have to disagree. I thought resolution comes from the word resolute, which basically means firm determination. Sounds pretty serious to me. ;)

Expat Traveler said...

those sounds like good ones to me.

Romancing Italy said...

Hey Ann,
What happened to your plans to live in Canada? Did you change your mind?

Martin in Bulgaria said...

I'm sure you will score with your 'goals'.

Ann said...

Modern Princess, everyone has their own way of looking at things. For New Year's, I prefer to use the word goals instead of resolutions.

Bev, Nothing has changed as far as planning on moving to Canada. Started looking over the Christmas holidays for work for my hubby. Of course there wasn't much out there due to Christmas, Boxing Day & New Year's. Now that the holidays are over, hopefully there will be more to be found.

Dori said...

I wish you all the best with your goals for 2009 :)

Perky said...

My goal would be to clear my credit card debt (something I started in Oct last year). So far I'm right on track :)

Mharms said...

Happy New YEar Ann! Wishing you all the best in 2009.

Weight Watchers recipes said...

well I hope you succeed in your goals for 2009.....and hopefully everyone else does the same.


good luck :)

John said...

Why don't you want to live in the United States?

ZAJA Natural said...

The US seems to be the last place to live if you need a job right now, so good move. Good luck with your goals!

Varo said...

Por lo regular ya no me gusta tener objetivos de promesa antes del fin de año, me gusta mas en el transcurso del mismo.

Saludos a todos desde Mexico

Ann said...

Thanks Zaja. John, like Zaja mentioned, the job market, the economy at the moment are obviously not in the best of shape. Plus my husband doesn't exactly approve of the private health care system.

Martin in Bulgaria said...

How's the job hunting going?

Manz said...

Goals verses resolutions... I agree it's better to have short term goals that you can stand a chance of achieving. A major problem with resolutions are that they can be too overwhelming - which can result in the breaking of them... which we all know we've done at some point!

All the best for 2009!!

Arie Wijaya said...

Happy New Year and wish you the best, and i put your's in my blog roll

Ann said...

Martin, the job hunt is going. IT is a tough and competitive market. Plus with the holidays the job hunt was basically at a stand still. Now have recommenced. Have only heard back from one or two places saying that they've already hired for the position. Going to keep on looking!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Hi Ann, I found your blog through Entrecard. I hope you don't mind that I am here. I just wonder what is the word "Expat" means.
And by the way, you got a very nice blog here. :)

Ann said...

Grace, I don't mind at all! Expat is short for Expatriate. Short definition is an Expat is someone that has moved for some reason to another country, whether temporarily or on a permanent basis.

Anonymous said...

What has it been in time that you have convinced yourself that this man is going to leave Italia? Italuian men dont leave Anne! I bet your here the next time i visit 3 years down the road. Anne its been7 years hasnt it? I seriously doubt the mans moveing sorry.

Ann said...

Hey Anonymous, why not try using spell check before posting a comment. While you're at it, why not check how to spell my name correctly. My first name is plastered all over the place on my blog yet you are unable to spell it correctly. Another thing, why do you post under anonymous, do you have something to hide?