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 51% funded, which is about 10% ahead of schedule. Two words: tax refund.
Health and Fitness:
Practice yoga once a week.
Do one pull-up.
8:30 2k row.
I’ve been doing tabata intervals on the rower, because a 4 minute sprint during pollen season is about as much as I can stand. (Lungs. on. fire.) But because–and only because–of this goal update, I suffered through a 2k time trial and set a new PR of 8:59. I’m getting there.
I’ve also switched over to a formal pull-up training plan, instead of just knocking out a few every time I walk under the pull-up bar. I can’t tell yet whether it’s making a difference.
Guest post once a month. The Influence Network–whose tagline is “make your online life mean something”–asked me to write about what it looks like when your online life doesn’t mean something. Here’s my answer.
Read 3 books about the craft of writing. I’ve more than met this goal already, but if you’re looking for a good book that touches on the craft of writing I highly recommend Ann Patchett’s The Getaway Car. You can read this $3 Kindle single in an hour. Worth it.
Celebrate Special Breakfasts. We had one lovely “just because” Saturday morning breakfast. I made this cured salmon myself, and it was fabulous. When it comes to the Buy vs. DIY debate, smoked salmon is squarely in the DIY camp: it’s fast and easy, tastes incredible, and is way cheaper than anything I can buy at the store.
Print photographs quarterly. I’ve been snapping away, but haven’t printed any. But it’s a quarterly goal, so I have all of June to fulfill it. (Here’s to not waiting till the 29th!) I also have a coupon code for a free photobook from Blurb that expires at the end of June, so that’s on the to-do list.
Read 1 fiction book a month. Still doing great with this one. Many of these books made it into the summer reading guide.
Say yes to get-togethers with friends. This is happening…
Seek out opportunities to meet blogging friends in person. I’m so excited that summer travels–mine and others’–are making many real-life meet-ups possible with friends I currently only know online. June is going to be a fun month.
Use my weekends well. I feel like we’re doing really well on this one. I have a related post to share with you soon.
Learn to use my camera. I said “yes” to a small project (that looks a lot like a guest post) way outside my comfort zone in an effort to force myself to use my camera. It’s going live in June, and I promise I’ll share once it’s up.
Go on a family camping trip. No plans yet.
How are you coming on your 2013 goals?
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