This year I’m posting regular updates on my goal progress. Here are my goals for 2013 and how I did with them in September.
Save up half a down payment. We’re 91% funded, but we’ll be going backwards in October when it’s time to pay for September’s two trips to the mechanic.
Health and Fitness:
Practice yoga once a week/Do one pull-up/8:30 2k row. I haven’t touched the rower in two months (but I have been running), my pull-up practice has been okay, and my yoga practice has been nonexistent. September’s travel has not been good for my routines.
Write something every day. We’ve structured our home and school routines for fall in a way that lets me do this.
Guest post once a month. Last month, I wrote about our struggle to attend church as a family for Sarah Bessey’s blog.
Read 3 books about the craft of writing. I met this goal a long time ago, but I’m still up for a good writing book. I immediately ordered Francine Prose’s Reading Like a Writer from my phone after Shauna Niequist recommended it at the Influence Conference.
Hit up another conference (or two or three). I only attended a handful of events this year, but two of them happened in September. In the past two weeks I’ve been to Story Chicago and the Influence Conference. I’ll unpack Influence a bit more soon.
Celebrate Special Breakfasts. We celebrated the first day of school with pancakes–a big deal at my house.
Print photographs quarterly. I printed a handful of photos in September, but am now thinking about doing an end-of-year photo book for 2013 instead of making prints.
Say yes to get-togethers with friends/Seek out opportunities to meet blogging friends in person. September was mostly about get-togethers with online friends. These were plentiful and so much fun.
Use my weekends well. I feel like we’ve been doing great on this one, but yesterday a rainy afternoon canceled our plans, and made me wonder what this will look like in the winter months.
Learn to use my camera. I’ve come a long way on this one. I’m fairly comfortable with the basics of manual mode (which was my stated goal), but my photos still end up looking terrible in some situations because I don’t understand things like white balance. And I still need all the practice I can get.
Go on a family camping trip. Well, kinda. Will camped with the kids while I was in Indianapolis last weekend. Does that count?
My Big Fuzzy Goal:
Cultivate a warmer atmosphere in my home in 2013. I’ve been reviewing my posts from earlier this year, and wondering if it’s time for another Whole 30. I felt amazing, so it was easy to be patient, kind, and cheerful. I was shocked at how my Whole 30 directly impacted the atmosphere in my home.
How are you coming on your 2013 goals?
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