It’s funny how things change… isn’t it?
At the beginning of the year, I set myself up with some aspirations. This wasn’t meant to be a strict list of resolutions to check off right and left, but a collage of ideas to guide me through the year. Although, I have certainly not forgotten about the six things I jotted down in January, I want to formally check in… and share (if that so interests you) the progress and the change.
1. Save $1,000.
Completed. It is satisfying to have this accomplished well before the year is over, but if I were to set goals today, I’m certain that saving “x” amount of money would not be one of the them. It’s not that I have completely changed my perspective on saving money, but I’ve learned a thing or two since January. While having money in your bank account might make you feel secure, it’s the insecurities in your thriving twenties that you should take advantage of. Take leaps of faith, go and do.
2. Love more.
Completed. No doubt about it. It was natural in existence.
3. Go somewhere new.
Completed*. Exciting news. SUPER exciting news! This October, I’ll be heading to The Big Apple! In my twenty four years, I’ve never been to the East Coast, so I’m pretty thrilled to be going with one of my best friends this fall. We’ll be attending my cousin’s wedding, visiting a girlfriend from high school, and trying to cram in as much as we possibly can in four and a half short days. East Coasters, and those who have traveled to NYC, please please please give me your travel suggestions. What must we do!?
*I have gone to other new places this year already ;)
4. Run a race.
Incomplete. It hasn’t happened thus far, and I’m doubtful it will happen by December 31 at this point. The real bummer is that I was recently presented with a neat race opportunity in Northern California that I am honored to be selected for; I’m wary I’ll be able to take up the offer. A knee injury update to follow…
5. Be grateful, daily.
In progress. It has yet to become habit to write in my designated gratitude journal at least three things that I am thankful for every day. While I still have hopes that this will become routine at some point, I do think this year has increased my gratitude–for what I have (or have had), and to not focus on what may be different, distant, or lost. I feel more gratitude in my heart… most of it just hasn’t met pencil and paper yet.
6. Ditch the scale.
Incomplete. I don’t really know what to say besides that I’m slightly ashamed I don’t practice what I preach in terms of how and why one should utilize this piece of equipment. I am open to any suggestions/support on how to break up with my bathroom – no good, rotten – scale.
Enjoy the first of the August weekends (and come back Monday for the giveaway winner announcement)!
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How do you do with change?
Did you set any goal-like aspirations for 2013? If so, how are they coming along?