Friday, January 27, 2012

No catchy songs...just updates on my resolutions

Okay I haven't exactly held myself to what I set out to do on here, but I want to try to do a course correction. So to start, here's an update on my resolutions.

#1 - Quit smoking - STATUS = Shaky. I started out good, and then somewhere along the line I slipped up and started the habit again. However, I will give myself a bit of credit, since I at least made myself pay by breaking the cigs up that I had left over at the end of the day. Financially stupid, but mentally it made me feel like I had a chance the next day. I'd say that in total, I had about about 10 days of these slipups. Stupid. But I'm making a sincere effort once again.

#2 - Marathon - STATUS = In training. I gave my knee a bit of a problem by taking a hiking trip and biting off more than I could chew, but I'm fighting through the pain and still training for my half marathon next month. With that completed, I should be able to knock out a marathon easily by the end of the year.

#3 - Networth - STATUS = In progress. I'm closing in on that goal, and thanks to the recovery of the market and some budgeting and lifestyle changes, I'm looking to be in the positive by May.

#4 - Travel more! - STATUS = Doing it! I went hiking in the Appalachians earlier in the month, and loved it, and I can't wait to go back, as well as visiting other spots in the area.

$5 - Write more - STATUS = Sort of! This update certainly helps things, but in addition to that I also have my grad work, which keeps my more professional writing voice in check. So far, so good.