New Year Goals for 2008

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New Year 2008Happy New Year 2008! I greeted the New Year by taking a slice of this evil Dairy Queen Peppermint Ice Cream cake. Let’s all greet the new year on a positive note by setting goals for ourselves. It’s a good thing that my sister reminded me of my New Year goals last year. Yesterday, she read the Review of New Year Goals for 2007 and it reminded her to set her goals. Butch loved the idea of writing down my goals when I told him that I achieved 8 out of my 11 goals for the New Year.

I realize that goals need to be written down. It serves as an affirmation of myself, my life, and my ability to choose. Then I let it go. New Year goals are something we need to dig within and discover what we would like to happen in our life this year. It is an affirmation that we are interested in living life in the year to come.

So the questions evolved. What would I like to attain? Where would I like to go? What would I like to happen in my marriage and family life? I have to remember that I am not out to control others with my goals but rather giving direction to my life. So I continue on pondering. What problems would I like to be solved? What decisions would I like to make? What would I like to happen in my business?

These are my goals for 2008 that are for public consumption.

1. Be more healthy by losing 15 more pounds.

2. Travel abroad and visit my siblings who I haven’t seen the past two years.

3. Have a profitable real estate brokerage with an income of at least _____ (secret) every month.

4. Buy a new server.

5. Help Lauren acquire her first real property.

6. Buy the last batch of furnishings for our new home.

7. Keep my files and folders in order.

8. Be a better writer by attending workshops to improve my writing skills.

9. Be a better blogger by attending more blog events, workshops and writing more relevant socio-political entries.

10. Continue to harness a loving relationship with God, my husband and children.

Things may happen that are not within our control. Sometimes these events are happy surprises and sometimes they are of another nature. The year 2008 looms before us like another chapter in a book just waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals. We will do it not to control but to do our part in living our life.

May the year 2008 bring pleasant surprises, promises fulfilled and a whole year of prosperity and blessings to you and your loved ones. And here are hubby’s New Year Goals.

Here’s a [tag]New Year Celebration[/tag] Treat . An 11 seconds video of an exploding Sinturon ni Judas (Judas’ Belt) type of [tag]firecrackers[/tag]. Pardon the shrieks.

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (1386 Posts)

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  • I’m all out for you in achieving goal no. 1. am aiming for the same this year. goodluck to us. 🙂

    Happy happy New Year Noemi!

  • I agree with Feng too. The hard to lose last few pounds. May your goals be reached. Happy New Year.

  • That firecrackers sounded really loud. Hopefully that drives out the evil spirits of 2007. Happy New Year

  • Salamat sa tulong at pakikipagkaibigan sa nakalipas na taon. Happy New Year! 🙂

  • @feng- oh really. Good luck to us then

    @Emily- I tried it last year and didn’t work. I need to focus more.

    @dina- my ear got really numbed from it.

  • Happy New Year Ate Noemi! May you achieve all your goals and may you have a prosperous year ahead. More power and God bless! 🙂

  • Happy 2008, Ms. Noemi! Here’s to accomplishing most, if not all our goals for this year. Hope to see you again in one of the blogging events! 😀

  • May you realize your 2008 goals Noemi! Your past blogs prod me to write my goals again this year: for progress checks, controls and re-plans. With my past pressures, I just had to contend with keeping my goals at the back of my head. Thanks for sharing.

  • Happy New Year to you! The ice cream cake looks delicious..Looks like a good set of goals too. Wishing you much success in 2008!

  • congratulations, Noems, for being brave enough to put your goals in writing, and trying through the year in achieving them! how i wish i were more organized.

    Happy New Year for you and your loved ones, my prayers for a 2008 filled with abundant blessings and joy, and may love, hope and peace reign in your hearts.

    and thanks, Noems, for the friendship. our friendship has grown, it means so much to me!

  • #1 has been my goal for the last 5 years!! It still is…so maybe 🙂

    Wishing you all the best in the coming year!!

    And good luck on all your goals 🙂

  • Myrna

    I reviewed last year’s goals and have achieved 7 out of 11! Not bad. Thanks for reminding me to write my goals for 2008. I almost forgot!Funny since I was the one who told you to write your goals last year.

    Happy New Year!

  • @Jaypee, Nina- Thanks

    @amomandmore- I’m glad I have served some inspiration somehow. Here’s to more opportunities for us

    @The Monetizer- The cake is super yummy

    @sexy mom- to us, to new friendships this year too.

    @Cookie- you don’t look bad Cookie. Maybe I don’t notice it lang but hopefully we will be able to achieve it this time

    @Myrna- thanks for reminding me last year. It really helped me. Here’s to our goals. May we achieve it!

  • This is wishing you all the best in the New Year. For resolutions, I have my reservations but looking forward to your blogging about the ones you achieved and those you didn’t 🙂 Good luck!

  • I’d love to lose some weight too after gaining some this Christmas holiday. Hope you succeed in your goals. Wishing you a blissful 2008.

  • BTW, I’d love to try one of DQ’s ice-cream cakes soon.

  • good luck noemi and may you achieve all your goals. i’m in the process of writing my goals too. happy new year to you andyour family.

  • I wish you happy new year and all best in 2008

  • Sana ay matupad mo ang iyong resolutions. Goodluck sa ating lahat!!! 🙂

  • Hi Noemi, happy new year…Wish you a bountiful and blessed year…Btw, the cake looks soooo yummy…

  • GigabyteFan

    DQ cakes are sooooooo good!