This year I’m posting regular updates on my goal progress. Here are my goals for 2013 and how I did with them in November.
Save up half a down payment. We’re 107% funded. Just in case this sounds impressive, another way to look at it is that we’re 7% complete on next year’s goal. Not as impressive.
Health and Fitness:
Do one pull-up: Ugh. This is not going well.
8:30 2k row. I haven’t been on the rower this month, but I’m running regularly. (I originally set this rowing goal as a replacement goal for a running goal of either a sub 30-minute 5k or an 8:00 mile.) I actually did an impromptu time trial last week after I was already tired from running a 5k and clocked a 9:50 mile.
Write something every day. Yep.
Guest post once a month. I wrote about one thing we were horrible at for Erica’s Marriage Diaries series over at Let Why Lead. I also reassured homeschoolers that everyone wants to quit in November and February over at Simple Homeschool.
Read 3 books about the craft of writing. I met this goal a long time ago, but I love reading about the craft of writing, and suddenly my to-read stack (I mean actual books, not a list in a notebook or cyberspace) has exploded.
- Reading Like a Writer, Francine Prose.
- Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir, Beth Kephart
- Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, Mason Currey
- The Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative, Vivian Gornick
- The 6.5 Practices of Moderately Successful Poets, Jeffrey Skinner
If you’ve read any of these, please weigh in and help me prioritize my stack!
Celebrate Special Breakfasts. We’ve had a lot of fun with this one this year.
Print photographs quarterly. We did family photos again this year with the lovely Jenna Maddux, and it’s time to actually make some prints.
I’m also thinking about doing an annual photobook this year instead of printing piles of photographs. If you have any methods or services to recommend, I’m listening!
Use my weekends well. November was a little tough in this area, but our December weekends are packed with holiday anchor events.
Learn to use my camera. I did learn to shoot in manual mode (thank you, Shoot Fly Shoot). The holidays are a great time to practice.
How are you coming on your 2013 goals?