Thursday, February 11, 2010

10 for 2010 Update # 1

Here is a reposting of my 10 goals for 2010 with a little update on my progress so far...
The 10 for 2010 is just 10 goals I set for myself for this year.

1) Lose 30 pounds. I have gotten so sloppy with my eating/exercise habits. I feel gross and need to get this extra weight off. I would love to lose more but I will set the bar low so as not to get overwhelmed.
Let's move on to the next one,please!

2) Visit Tallulah Gorge. This is a state park in Georgia. It is less than an hour from my house and I have passed it 100 times but never stopped. Did you know part of the movie, "Deliverance" was filmed at Tallulah Gorge? "I bet you can squeal like a pig. Weeeeeeee!" 

Again, time to move to the next progress

3)Spend less time on Facebook. Hello, my name is Bob and I'm addicted to Facebook. I may need an intervention. I love the site so I don't want to give it up. I just want to limit the time I spend on it.

I think I've done pretty good on this one! I was a serious Facebook addict. I think I've toned it down a bit. I quit playing a lot of the games. I now only play Farmville and Farm Town(Green Acres is the place for me). 

4)Spend a lot more time looking for a new job/career. I need a new job...badly. I work for a travel agency and they are becoming extinct. We've had pay cuts and layoffs but I'm still hanging on. I have tried to look for a new job but I haven't truly invested a lot of time doing it. I need to make it a top priority.

I've been applying for jobs. I do have a couple of possibilities that are going to become available around June. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I need a job!

5)Step all the way out of the closet. This was one of my goals for 2009. As you guys probably know from earlier post, I still haven't told my mom. There is still a few days left so maybe this will happen in 2009.

It didn't happen....YET

6) Try different restaurants. I eat at the same places over and over again. Next year I want to venture out and try new restaurants and different cuisines. A friend introduced me to a local pizza place and it was fantastic. They had squeeze bottles filled with honey on the tables. Let me tell you ...that is the BEST. IDEA. EVER. You eat your pizza down to the crust and then squeeze the honey on the crust...DELICIOUS. Although I can't do it often(see goal # 1). 

SCORE! I've been doing good on this one! I tried two new restaurants last month..."The Real Chow Baby" and "Parma"

7)Volunteer more. I see people average people doing extraordinary things for others and it makes me sad that I don't put more effort into helping the less fortunate. If there is one thing I have learned, WE ARE BLESSED! I may not be rich but I have a lot. It's time I show how Thankful I am. I'm not sure in what capacity but I will figure it out. Stay Tuned :)

Score Again! I have set up some volunteer time. My first will be next Wednesday at my local Humane Society and the following Wednesday will be at my local YMCA. I will be sending out flyers for the Humane Society and working the front desk for the YMCA.

8) Look for Mr. Right and not Mr. Right now. I need a man! A good man! Not just a F*ck buddy. I think because I have stayed in the closet so long my love life has been a series of F*ck buddies. A lot of them have been long term but it's not a REAL relationship. I've fooled myself a long time into thinking I would be happy with that...but I'm not. I really would love to experience love in the right way. So if you know anyone, send them my way :)

Ugh...Let's move on to the next one

9)Have more new adventures. This year I went Kayaking for the first time. If you would like to read about it, click here. It turned out to be a lot of fun. I am definitely doing it again this year. I want to try more new things in 2010.

I did have at least one new adventure last month. I visited the World of Coke for the first time. That's not too exciting but hey, it's a new adventure.

10) Be a better blogger. I have really enjoyed blogging this year. I just started at the end of August. It was a little slow going at first but It's really turned out to be something I love doing. It's been great getting to know the people that have been checking out my blog. I checked Google analytics this morning at is says I've had 248 unique visitors since I started. WOW, that's awesome! I really appreciate you guys stopping by and leaving your comments. I'm not a great writer and I stress over spelling and grammar errors but it's still been fun. I want to really try to refine the blog and make it better. 

This is one I think I'm doing much better at. Y'all will have to be the judge though. I tend to lean more towards Pop Culture but I've been trying to focus more on gay issues especially gay marriage. I'm also now up to almost 700 unique visitors. THANKS!

Have a GREATday!
Bob Out


Michael Rivers said...

Great update. I think I wrote before that I'm going to do the same thing this year. Keep going back to the goals. It will help! Make small changes each week.

In 2009, I went to 52 new restaurants and blogged about each one. Not sure if you were following me yet. But your goal reminded me of mine!

robertga99 said...

I did see that last month when you posted what all you had eaten. I tend to eat at the same places so I thought it would be a good idea to try some different places. I figure I could really be missing some great meals. :)

Stephen said...

Worthy goals, all.
You will feel so much better after you tell your mother, painful as the moment may be.

As for the have a swell place here, but I know what you mean. We always strive to do better.

Best wishes & warm thoguhts!

Bo said...

Good luck with you on your goals...thanks for sharing them with us

bunny said...

I am glad, as your friend, I am helping you achieve your goals and you are helping me with mine, as well! Love you!

Little Miss Sunshine State said...

I think you got a pretty good start on 2010.

I see that Bunny is helping you with the Volunteering resolution.

robertga99 said...

Thanks, LMSS
Yes she is helping! Love the Bunny!

Tai said...

Hi Bob, great post. I'm with you :D