Resolution 2013 Check-In: Late May Edition


So maybe keeping tabs on my resolutions should have been one of my resolutions...

Here's where I was in March.

And now:

1. Read 40 books.
I have this one well under control, with 23 books read and 3 in progress. In progress are The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal by Lily Koppel (paperback), Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life by Gretchen Rubin (e-book), and Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture by Ellen Ruppel Shell (audiobook). Because of commute time, I'm getting through audiobooks a lot faster than I am paper or ebooks, but I think, for now, I'm OK with that.

2. Send birthday cards to my friends/family.
This is a work in progress. I am doing it, but I was late on a couple of cards in May. :(

3. Use the 52 Week Savings Plan.

Still happening automatically.

4. Prioritize visits with friends (at least 4).

Doing well. I've visited one friend for the weekend, another has come to visit us, and a third set are coming this weekend.

5. Complete the Couch to 5K, then reassess.

Still off track--adjusting to the new job has left 0 gym time, and I quit my overpriced gym. However, I joined a new, cheaper gym yesterday and hope to get re-started with this goal later this week/early next week.

6. Blog at least three times a week.

Really not keeping up with this one, and feeling terrible about it. I need to build blog time into my schedule and I just am not having any success doing that.

7. Do something to improve my space every month.

Check--we recently overhauled/cleaned out our basement, which was huge (and yeah, it was precipitated by a cat-related incident, but it needed to happen anyway and I'm so glad it's done).

8. Volunteer.

Right before I started my job, I was all set up with an amazing volunteer opportunity and was SO excited about it. But then time constraints came crashing down and I had to give it up before I even started. This one is back-burnered for now--I just can't find any more hours in my days.

9. Institute a gratitude practice.

I've stopped doing this. It just started feeling really pedantic and forced. I need to replace it with something, though, because I think my level of gratitude has dropped off and that's not good.

10. Re-engage in social media.

I'd say I am moderately engaged. More than I was, less than I'd like to be. Again, time...

11. Get a new job.

Big fat success!

12. Play with the baby.

Still doing this, still loving it. It's hard on weekdays, when dinner/bath/bedtime is squeezed into 90 minutes or less, but we're making it work and I feel pretty good about how it's going.

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