Goal Check-Point

Thanks to this friend and his post, I have felt the necessary kick-in-the-pants sensation that I needed to check in with myself on my New Year’s Resolutions.

Now, if you’d like, you can check out my original New Year’s Resolutions post here, just to refresh yourself on what I was setting myself up for. Or you can just keep reading and you’ll probably be able to catch most of my drift.

So on we go.

Goal #1: Run a marathon. Well, in case y’all are reading this blog for the first time, I’m doing quite splendidly with this not-so-little goal. In fact, you can read all about the progress I’ve made over the last four months here. The marathon’s in just over two weeks, so this one should soon be knocked out of the way before you can say “dry heave.”

Goal #2: Read double of what I did last year, which translates to 38 books. Although I’m not quite as on-track with this goal as I’d like to be, I’m also not nearly so far off-track as I could be (like last year). I am now finishing up my 6th book, which translates roughly to about 2 books a month. Considering that I should be averaging slightly more than 3 books a month, I’m obviously still lacking, but I’m still feeling pretty good with where I’m at. Check out my book reviews for that here.

Goal #3: Go to the temple every month. Matt and I were doing so good with this one until last month. We’re planning on going twice this month to make up for it, but it’s been hard with our work schedules being so opposite. I might just have to complete this month’s on my own time.

Goal #4: Have people over to dinner every other month. I’ve fudged a little bit on this one and have counted inviting people over for dessert, but other than that, we are on perfect track with this goal. It’s been fun to invite some of our new neighbors over and get to know them better. I would take pictures of the whole thing, but I feel kind of weird asking people who I just met to pose for a bunch of pictures for my blog. You know?

Goal #5: Finish typing up my mission journals. This one was put on hold for a long time, but I have recently taken it up again. Although it will be a stretch to finish typing up all 3 of them (I think there are 3…), I’m going to plan on making this a part of my weekly Sunday ritual.

Goal #6: Do the NaNoWriMo Challenge. Considering this doesn’t technically happen on a national level until November, I figure I’ve still got awhile. I might do it before November (just to be a rebel), but I’ve definitely got to knock out this marathon before I can concentrate so much on anything else.

Well, that wasn’t so bad. I’m actually doing much better than I thought I was.

Go me!

How are you doing on your New Year’s Resolutions?

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