Oh hai list of goals that I wanted to accomplish for this year. Long time, no see.
Enter snowy day and the perfect time to sit down and revisit said list. After blowing dust off the blog post, I spent some time thinking about what I’ve accomplished. [1. Don't worry. It's not much.]
With the hopes of keeping myself accountable, here’s how I’ve been progressing:
#2. run another marathon.
This was one of those goals that got slightly amended. I did not have time to train for a marathon, but I did have time to run a different half-marathon in a new state. So that’s what I did instead. (Perhaps before I’m 40 I’ll get another notch in my marathon belt.)
Done. And done well.
#4. work on improving my green thumb by growing beans and helping with the community garden.
#5. pay down credit card debt.
Two cards down, a few more to go.
#6. write more letters.
Do thank-you notes count? [2. If you're reading this and you haven't received your thank-you note yet, it's because we're planning something extra special for you.]
#10. play another season of Ultimate Frisbee.
It wasn’t a championship season like last year, but we had a lot of spirit. [3. That means we wrote good cheers, brought baked goods to games and only one won game.]
#11. do more push-ups.
The ladies of the Lijit office do (almost) daily push-ups together. Nothing beats a little muscle pump in the afternoon.
#14. roller derby!
Saw my first bout last month and although I’m still undecided on whether or not I should try out, I’m a big fan.
#16. get scuba certified.
Thanks to Weaver’s Dive Center, I’m all set. Belize, here I come!
#24. throw a kickass wedding party.
#29. put money in my savings account every month.
So far, so good. [4. Of course, in addition to going in, it also comes out some months.]
The results are a little rough, dear readers. I’m almost two-thirds of the way through the year and I an only done with one-third of my list.
However, to make myself feel better, I will rationalize that a full third of the list are all goals that are in progress, which means that they will be crossed off at some point:
#1. more yoga.
#8. incorporate strength training into my workout routine.
#9. reach out to my old friends.
#13. give more bodywork
#17. blog more. [5. Hey, I'm trying...]
#20. get rid of unnecessary stuff.
#21. say yes more.
#22. reach outside of my comfort zone.
#27. be sure my loved ones know how I feel about them.
#28. dance more.
#30. acknowledge gratitude daily.
So, what about that pesky last third of the list? For one reason or another, these goals are the ones that will probably need some adjusting [6. Massaging, tweaking, shifting] in order to accomplish.
These represent the worst kind of to-do’s–easy to type but much too broad and vague to actually do:
#31. practice compassion.
#32. forgive and forget.
And then some goals are difficult to achieve because of the money involved:
#19. buy more vintage clothing.
#26. get the tattoo on my ankle redone.
Not to mention, there are the things left that I keep meaning to do…
#7. perform stand-up at least once a month.
#12. explore new parts of Colorado.
#15. experiment with video
#18. learn basics of Photoshop.
#25. volunteer my time with a cause close to my heart.
#33. learn how to juggle.
but that take up more time or energy than I had realized when first creating this list. But I’m figuring it out as I go…and my progress reflects that fact.
It’s just a shame that rocking the footnote plugin wasn’t on the list. [7. Because once I start, I just can't stop...]