I shared my goals for 2013 back in January, and posting monthly updates has been a great way to keep me accountable–and to remind you all about the goals you’re working towards.
Save up half a down payment. We’re halfway through the year, and 58% funded. I’d love to experiment with household expenses to see if we can finish this one off early.
Health and Fitness:
Complete a Whole 30. I completed this in January (read my complicated thoughts here, and my objective opinion here) but last month I planned a Whole 14 tune-up, which turned into a Whole 12 tune-up when my daughter cried when I told her I wasn’t going to eat her birthday dessert. (I ate the birthday dessert.) I was surprised at how simple and uncomplicated the 14 (er, 12) days were.
Practice yoga once a week/do one pull-up/8:30 2k row. I’m continuing to work on these but a detailed status update would be snooze-worthy.
an outtake from the Louisville City Guide: this Cherokee Park home is believed to be the inspiration for Daisy Buchanan’s Louisville residence in The Great Gatsby
Guest post once a month. Last month I stretched exercised my fledgling photography skills by putting together a Louisville City Guide for Allison Lehman’s blog.
Read 3 books about the craft of writing. Last month I read Rachel Aaron’s short ebook 2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love. It’s 99¢ (or free to borrow for Amazon Prime members) and totally worth it. Aaron’s focus is writing fiction, but I still got a lot out of this easy read.
Celebrate Special Breakfasts. Yes. In June, it was birthday breakfasts.
Read 1 fiction book a month. I’ve read some great ones lately! I’ll share my favorites in next week’s Twitterature link up.
Say yes to get-togethers with friends. Summertime is making this easier, and we’re taking advantage.
Seek out opportunities to meet blogging friends in person. June (well, and early July) were great for real-life meetups. (If you’re ever in Louisville, you know where to find me….)
Use my weekends well. This keeps getting easier as my baby keeps getting older and gaining stamina (and stretching past the old 7pm bedtime).
Go on a family camping trip. Would you believe it? We had a campout planned for the end of June and we canceled due to a big booming thunderstorm. I’m looking forward to crossing this one of the list, but can’t do it yet.
How are you coming on your 2013 goals?