First of the month again, so let's check in on my goals.
1. Take at least one overseas trip.
2. Read 30 books.
I was at 19 last month and am currently at 20, with two more in progress. Gonna have to step it up a bit to make that 30 book goal by the end of the year.
3. Get to a healthy size.
Still fat. No change.
4. Save $500/month.
Really negative progress. Two months of unemployment pretty much means my savings is depleted.
5. Give 5%.
Still doing what I can here, but I have cut back some (see previous re: unemployment).
6. Start retirement savings.
No change. The account is open, but not yet funded for 2010, and I don't know if it will be. However, since I did open it, and that was the goal, I'm crossing it off.
7. Join something.
8. Write a novel.
Decided not to do this, so I'm striking it off the list.
9. Create something.
I'm planning to use my sketchbook from The Sketchbook Project to meet this goal. But it's still just in the planning stage.
10. Remember birthdays and send cards.
I didn't send a single one in October. Gah. I'll do it in November. I have (checks calendar) three birthdays on my calendar this month. I am going to send THREE cards. Really.
I'm not gonna lie--it's been another bad month for my goals. And some of them are clearly NOT going to be successfully completed in the next two months. So the plan as of now is to just keep trying and do the best I can to finish the year out strong.