Sunday, March 28, 2010

Goal Setting

Most people know that I am a crazy goal setter and list maker. And as I am moving to California, I have started my goal setting and list making in earnest. Actually, I have started it in spiral notebooks but you get the idea. So in addition to getting packed, finding the right mover and getting the dogs situated, I have been making my California goals. Eating more vegetables, making my own yogurt and daily walks on the beach are a few. Noble goals yes, but my most ambitious goal is the one I am most excited about.

I love writing letters. I love getting letters. My grandmother's favorite comment is that you have to write letters to receive letters. This is not a problem for me. So, after reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I was inspired to write more letters. (I highly recommend this book to any and all people who love a great story.) The goal: 365 letters in one year.

My plan is to begin May 3, 2010 and end May 2, 2011. Within that time period I hope to have written 365 letters.
Here are the rules:
  • I can use postcards, notecards, paper and birthday cards.
  • But I must write a paragraph or more. I cannot sign a card and call it a letter.
  • I can send a letter to the same person several times
  • But cannot reproduce the same letter and send it to multiple people.
  • All letters, notes and such must be handwritten.
  • I cannot count Christmas cards. ( I am so strict!)

What do I hope to achieve by this? A sense of purpose, a chance to keep in touch and a great deal of fun. And if we happen to discover the joy of really cool stamps along the way, so be it!

Keep in touch!


  1. I found you at Good Cheap Eats, and clicked on your link because you liked the same herbs as I did! :-) Now I just reserved the book you recommended at my library, hoping that our similar tastes in spices will be also similar in reading.

  2. i love it! this is such a fantastic idea I need to set better long term goals like this. I am really good with the daily goals I have but I don't plan ahead enough. you are an inspiration

  3. HOW did I not know you started a blog??????? NOW you must blog more soI can follow you!!!!!!! LOL- we miss you! We were talking about ya at the overnight crop! All good of course!