Saturday, July 13, 2013

2013 Goals Revisited

Hey all! It's July and half of 2013 has already flown by! So I'm looking back on my goals/resolutions I created at the beginning of the year. It's a good time to re-evaluate and revision what they look like, and to make sure they're realistic. Here it goes!

* Practice Ukelele *

So far: This was the best gift I've received maybe even since my stereo boom box in 4th grade! After not having my ukelele for a few months, I'm excited to pick it up again. I've got about 8 chords down and can play a few songs by heart. More updates on this to come!
Revision: Practice 1 hour per week.

* Read at least 1 book per month *
So far: I've been on ups and downs with this one. But reading on public transportation has been a great use of time. And the ladies Book Club I've joined has helped to keep me on track.  Books read: 
Just finished!
Want to read soon!
* Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
* Post Office, Charles Bukowski
*City of the Beasts, Isabel Allende
*Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, David Sedaris
*Radhika's Story, Sharon Hendry
*The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry
Revision: Read at least 1 book a month, even if it's not a huge novel. And finish The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto!

P.S. Does anyone know of an online 'Book Club' they can recommend??

* Attend Vipassana meditation retreat *
So far: Well, I haven't done this yet. I participated in a 10 silent course in 2010 and had very beneficial experiences, in which I surprised myself. My goal is to take time to sit with myself.
Revision: If I am able to participate next month in Lima, I'd like to. If not, I plan to find another type of meditation or exercise to focus myself.

* 1 blog post/month *

So far: My goal was originally to generate creative expression and practice writing skills. I've been posting on average 3 posts/month.
Revision: Now that I've been posting a bit more, I want to learn more about the blogging world, making friends, learning techniques, etc. In specific: create comment page, button link, signature, work with a sponsor. AND I'm upping my ante to weekly postings instead of monthly (gotta get on this one!)

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Thanks for tuning in...and have a lovely weekend!

1 comment:

  1. These are some great goal, Lisita! Hey-- if you ever need any help with this whole blogging thing, let me know! I'll try my best to help you out. I'm still learning a ton of things, too!