It is the middle of August, how did that HAPPEN?!!? The summer is marching on too quickly and I am never ready to let it go. At the beginning of this year I had set out some goals for myself. I’m not really one for resolutions and goals seemed like a positive way to begin the year How did I do?
2013 Goal Check in:
*Travel- try to get to places that are new to me
I did really well on this one! So far this year I have been to Stockholm, Paris, Toronto, Bermuda, and NYC! I do not currently have any more travel plans for 2013 but I will never turn down an opportunity to travel!
*Continue discovering new foods
*Make friend time a priority (we are all SO busy)
I get an A in this category too. Living in a different town from most of my friends it was tricky to realize that one must carve out friend time instead of letting it happen organically. A few times a year my friends and I have a dinner club hosted at a different person’s house each time and with a different theme. It is a nice way to expand our cooking horizons too. My girlfriends also have a “girls day” a few times a year so that we can all catch up with one another. Carve that time out! And if a friend you don’t see too often mentions he is going to Sweden buy a plane ticket and hang out there!
*Continue learning about photography
I feel I am still learning in the area and it will be a forever learning and improving process. Zach bought me some natural light diffusers for Christmas and those have been a life saver in the oh so grey months we get. I also bought a wide angle lens with the help of my Dad and Zach’s parents for my birthday. I wanted to have something that was better at taking landscape photos for travel. I’m still adjusting to that lens but it is getting better 🙂
*Practice my foreign languages with my new obsession www.duolingo.com
I did REALLY well with this one until we went to Europe. As advanced as I got with duolingo (and I am no where near the highest level) my interest petered out. Perhaps because I do not have anyone to practice it with?
*More DIY projects around the house:
This goal is currently in. the. works.! We have several projects that are SO close to being completed! It is exciting to see them take hold but maddening when you measured 4x and are SO sure that door will fit and it does not 🙁 We are learning and getting better at these things but I sure wish they didn’t take so many stumbles!
Do you set goals for the year? Month? How well do you do reaching your goals?
*Housekeeping: When I first began writing this blog it was on Posterous. A few months ago Posterous became a thing of the past. When I imported everything into WordPress all the links, pages, ect were supposed to import too. This week it came to my attention that some of the links were not working and took you to a sad “posterous is dead” webpage. I spent much of this week trying to find and fix all the downed links but if you find any I missed, PLEASE let me know! Thanks!