Sunday, October 18, 2009

goals update.

It is October 18th, more than halfway through this month. Towards the end of September, I posted a list of goals for myself for this month, and this is how they are going:

Goals for October:

- Read the biography of someone I find inspiring
I have borrowed a biography of Alfred Nobel from the library, and it looks hideously boring, but I am curious about this man and his work, so I will plow through it. I also managed to get my hands on a copy of 'Eat Pray Love' which I have been wanting to read for a while.. and it's sort of a biography!

- Go on a road trip to somewhere I've never been before
DC and I went to Cape Breton last weekend, and while I've been there before, it was a decade ago and I have a terrible memory, but we definitely stayed at places I haven't been to before, so I think this counts!

- Try and stay focused at work; a good day's work makes my outlook brighter
Way to be subjective, Rachael! I am getting better at this, especially now that I have a better feeling for the work that I am doing, and have some long and short term goals at work (this girl works better with deadlines!).

- Explore the history of the area in which I'm living
Haven't touched this one yet. DC is much more into history than I am, that is one place where we differ immensely.

- Find somewhere to volunteer on a regular basis
I have the paperwork to volunteer through a local agency, I just haven't completed it yet. On the to do list!

- Exercise (cardio) three times a week *sidenote: I do pilates at work twice a week, so hopefully this combo will get me back in the game!*
This is a fail, but I'm working on getting better! Writing everything down will definitely help.

- Try one new recipe each week (baking, cooking, or a new smoothie or shake)
I haven't done this on the regular, but I tried three new recipes this weekend! Does that catch me up? Ha!

All in all, I think I'm doing alright so far. Now back to my book!

1 comment:

  1. I recommend "there is no me without you" by melissa fay greene, its a biography of sorts, very good!