Friday, February 1, 2013

Resolutions checkpoint 2013: January

A full month has passed since the start of 2013; we are 1/12 through the year!  Time to check in and see how I'm doing on all of my new year's resolutions I made a month ago.  I'm hoping by revisiting these "resolutions" or goals each month, I'll reach more of them over the course of a year.  This is more for my personal use, but feel free to follow along and see my progress.  If you made any resolutions this year, now would be a good time to revisit those goals as well.

January progress


  • (+)  I've read 5 books of 32, which means I'm 7% ahead of schedule (according to Goodreads).  Many of these books were youth chapter books (childhood favorites) though, so I feel like those should only count as half a book or something.
  • (-)  I have read 0 / 5 books in Spanish.
  • (-)  I have read 0 / 5 books that I own in my apartment.
  • (-)  Have not tackled any French book yet.
  • (-)  Have not bought vitamin B and D yet
  • (+)  I'm taking probiotics when I remember and tracking it on Chains.  I've recorded taking probiotics 14/31 days in January. 
  • (-)  Still waiting to get JJ's info from the health center... cough cough
  • (-)  I am eating chocolate at work like crazy! Not good!
  • (+)  I wrote in my journal 12 / 31 days this month, and I'm tracking it on Chains.  This has doubled from the 6 times I wrote in December.
  • (-)  The new job is keeping my facebook log ins much lower on the weekends; I'm gone all day and don't have time for it when I come home.  It's still more than once a day some days, but again never for more than a couple minutes.
  • (-)  Need to be more mindful and think about every interaction with people.
  • (+)  I'm focusing on gratitude weekly with Thankful Thursdays on the blog
  • (+)  I took a second job, which I actually was a bit fearful of.  
  • (-)  I've maybe only stretched a handful of times this month.
  • (-)  I only did push-ups 6 times this month.
  • (-)  I ran once, on a warm day.  It's been too cold and blizzardy for this!
  • (-)  Fail. Haven't touched it!
  • (-)  Have not been to the French conversation table.
  • (-)  Have not signed up for a continuing studies French course
  • (+)  I've spent some time on Duolingo 11 / 31 days this month, which is around 3x/week.
  • (-)  Have not opened my French grammar book.
  • (-)  No trip is planned.
  • (-)  Emailed to ask the application deadline for S. Korea.  Have not started application.
  • (-)  Haven't made profile for French au pair website.
  • (+)  I did get four posts out in January on Oh No She Madridn't.
  • (+)  I have blogged at least twice a week on Rebe with a Clause.
  • (-)  I didn't have a contest in January.
  • (+)  I definitely commented on more blogs than in December, but I don't think it was two a week.
  • (-)  Have not had time to look at the Statistics class
  • (+)  Began a personal finance MOOC.  Missed the quiz deadline for the second week.
  • (+)  I scrapbooked one night in January, but didn't complete any pages.
  • (-)  Have not began the inspiration binder.

February Focus

I'm going to pick one item from each category and turn it into an attainable goal for February:

  • Begin one book in Spanish or read a book I own in my apartment
  • Keep a tally of how many chocolates are eaten per day at work -- this should help to focus on it!
  • Write in journal at least 15 days in February.
  • Do push-ups twice a week, just to bring them into my line of sight.
  • Play guitar once per week.
  • Sign up for the continuing studies French course.
  • Begin South Korea teaching English application.
  • Add "Comment on another blog" to my Chains tasks, and do it twice a week.
  • Try to stay on top of the finance MOOC.
  • Set aside two evenings this month to scrapbook.

How is everyone else doing on their new year's resolutions?
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  1. I applaud your ambition with your resolutions. Keep fighting the good fight. I have already failed at mine: Stop sending harassing letters to Sherlock Holmes. Apparently he's "dead" and "fictional."

    Anyways,thinking about coming to Korea, huh? Let me know if you need any help.

    1. Hah thanks Matt, will do! I'm debating between pursuing S. Korea or France right now, but I need to take some action soon either way...