Wednesday, July 06, 2011

July 2011 Goals, and June Recap


I'm giving the whole "monthly goals" thing another whirl, and I started with June 2011. My first month back was... not that great. I got things done, but not necessarily the things on my list. Here's how my goals panned out.
  • Write for at least 30 minutes every day. Mid-month I changed this goal to finishing two new drafts of short stories. And I actually completed this! Draft one was decent, draft two was kind of terrible. Still: success!
  • Read for at least 30 minutes every day. Mid-month I changed this goal as well, to finishing White Teeth. I am not finished, through I made a lot of progress over the holiday weekend. Soon.
  • Post one recipe per week on my blog. Oops! I only posted two recipes - CSA Slow Spring Soup and Summer Loaf. On the bright side, Blueberry Pie coming soon!
  • Continue to weight train with Sonnie twice a week on our lunch break. I did, I did! There is nothing more motivating then the opportunity to gossip while getting buff and tough.
  • Finish cleaning, de-cluttering and organizing all our wordly possessions and material goods. We had a yard sale, which helped immensely, and I have packed up and donated quite a lot of my worldly possessions. Moving is just as motivating as gossip!
  • Finally put together my damn roller derby scrapbook. Not even a little bit. 
  • Make an appointment with the lady doctor and convince him to give me an IUD. He finally said he would give me an IUD if I wanted one. And then I decided that I'd rather go with Implanon, which is basically an IUD in your arm. I thought about this last year but held off. Now, I think I'm ready!
Conclusion: summer is not the best time for making plans, but every little bit helps. Now for July!
  • Finish White Teeth and read one of the books for a class I'm taking in the fall, The Great Non-American Novel.
  • Make quality time with my friends a priority. Say yes to everything! Stay out late! Soak up these last few weeks of life in East Texas, no matter how many degrees over 100 it may be! 
  • Commit to Implanon while I still have a lady doctor I like and trust. 
  • Complete the 30 Day Shred; continue to run three days a week; yoga, yoga, yoga! I slacked over the holiday weekend, but as of today I am back on track. 
  • Finish packing whatever is left of my worldly possessions and move to North Carolina. This is not really negotiable.
  • Find a decent place to live before August 1st. 
July is a big month for me (and Nathan!) so I'm keeping my goals light and fun. Experiences above productivity, friends above work, action above words. I think July will be one of the most stressful, emotional and awesome months of my life, and I'm looking forward to every last bit of it.