January 22, 2012
1. Lose 25 pounds. Somewhere after RAGBRAI and being in a new relationship and being busy with grad school, working out became few and far between and I put on a much heavier "winter coat" than usual. So, it's time to shed the extra poundage. I'm hoping publicly announcing my goal will help me stick to the plan. Working out 5+ days per week and lots of vegetables, here I come!
2. 6 Blog posts per month. For some that number sounds kind of pathetic, but if you look at my most recent posting history, it will be a dramatic improvement.
3. Read at least 1 book per month. I think this is about on par with what I achieved in 2011. I've really become a fan of audiobooks (or ear-reading as my significant other calls it). My on-hold list at the library is getting a little short, any suggestions?
4. Break snooze button habit. This has seriously gotten out. of. control. I hit snooze every 10 minutes for an hour or longer every morning. I try to set my alarm for later, but I still find myself going through the constant snoozing routine and I just arrive later and later to work. I don't know how I'll break it, but I know I need to for better sleep and all-around health.
5. Weekly sketches. I'm not a natural doodler or sketcher, but I want to start doing much more. I think this will help my creativity, help me find my personal aesthetic and all sorts of wonderful things. Ideally, I'd like to go for a walk outside and sketch nature, but the current chilly weather might keep that plan on hold for a while.
6. One craft/art project per month. I used to constantly work on craft projects for my apartment but now I'm pretty well settled and haven't been doing as much hands-on creativity. I want to pick that back up in hopes that it continue to boost creativity in other areas (much like weekly sketches).
7. Finish thesis & graduate! This is a big one. Last semester I officially started my thesis-prep classes and I'll continue those throughout 2012. My goal is the graduate at the end of Fall semester this year, so I need to get into gear and keep researching, ideating, and working on my thesis. Wish me luck!