Saturday, January 1, 2011

2010 in Review

This time last year I set out my goals for 2010 - how did I do? Not stellar, but not too bad. Here's the round up, and tomorrow i'll post my 2011 goals.


  • Lose and keep off 10lbs - this one I did actually manage to do! Though I haven't weighed myself since may have mostly come back by now with all the festivities! 
  • Cut the junk food - yes and no, there were good times, and then there were moving times....

  • Get back to the gym weekly - didn't happen, i got in occasionally, but in my defense my closest gym (the University gym) sucked big time. 
  • Run another 1/2 marathon - well, this one I went above and beyond! I ran a half and a full marathon this year, as well as an indoor 10K in Canada. 
  • Try a sprint triathlon - didn't happen
  • Cycle more - yes and no, mostly no, but I did just borrow a bike trainer from Kathy and Rod, so maybe i'll get fit enough inside to take it outside more in the summer
  • Improve my distance swimming - didn't really happen, in fact I think I swam less than last year! 

  • Pay down my debt
  • Save for a hiking trip
  • Less fees in 2010
I can honestly say I didn't succeed fully on any of these and it makes me so mad. I didn't pay down my debt at all, I didn't save for a hiking trip but I did get significantly less fees in 2010. We had a pay cut and then I had to drop to 60% salary for my last 4 months in Hawaii, I was barely scraping by there on 75%, 60% just meant the debt kept rising, then moving on top of that, and Christmas, my banks are a mess. Sigh.

Crafts, Recreation and Home

  • More hiking routes in Hawaii - this is I did manage to do, but not as much as I really wanted to. 
  • Back into pottery - I didn't get into the studio at all this year, sigh. 
  • Make all my own soap and shampoo - this I did succeed at, I bought my first bottle of shampoo and soap in November when I moved in with Jenny and Doug (i'd run down my homemade in prep for the move). 
  • Clear the clutter - yes and no, I did manage to not accumulate too much more which was great, though i'm noticing junk in my container as I unpack it....

So work-wise - 

- I got a job in Maine, moved my lab, moved my house, moved my car, and finally moved myself (just missing the dog, and she'll be here in a few weeks).
- I wrote 11 proposals, had 4 funded (only one of which had any salary on for me),  5 not funded, 1 the whole call was pulled out and one we're still waiting to hear.
- Had 6 papers published (or to be published shortly in 2011)
- Went on science expeditions/work trips to Canada (ancient DNA) and Alaska (Glacier Bay National Park and Juneau fjords) and went to the Deep Sea Biology conference in Iceland.

It's been a busy year, but I need to step it up. Time to think about goals for 2011...


kyllimarjaana said...

Happy New Year !

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Wow! I hope you take a minute and realize what a success you've been in 2010. Amazing work accomplishments and a marathon in there as well. Wow!

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

You know, Rhian...I am so so impressed. You truly never cease to amaze me. You are so busy and yet so much more balanced than you give yourself credit for. I am still stunned you sent the kids a little something for Christmas in the midst of your move. I want to give you are doing wonderfully!