For example, let's say you found 250 caches in 2008 (well done if you did). Is it so wrong to resolve to get 365 finds in 2009 (which equates to one find per day)? After all, that just means you'll be spending less time in front of the TV and computer, and more time outdoors getting exercise - and there's nothing wrong with that!
Looking back on 2008, I'm happy to report that I did achieve a couple of the geocaching goals I had set for myself, including:
- Average at least one find per day. I ended up averaging 1.3 finds per day in '08.
- Beat my previous personal best of 49 finds in one month. I did this on three separate occasions.
- Complete my first challenge cache. I found the Bay Area Quadrangle Challenge on December28th.
- Practice CITO at every opportunity.
- Increase my cache hides-to-finds ratio.
- Learn how to use UTM coordinates (All the expert navigators tell me it's way better than the lat/long system).
- Don't copy and paste my cache logs. Give each log it's deserved individual flavor.
- Do more challenge caches.
- Find 500 caches in '09 (beating my previous 2008 record of 457 finds).
- Go after more 5-star caches.
- Get better at solving puzzle caches.
- And finally, don't get hurt (easier said than done sometimes).
Thanks, and happy caching in 2009!