In case you didn’t know, it’s September.
Like, as in September…2010.
Don’t be afraid, however.
While the dreaded anticipation of a complete Y2K meltdown may be long gone, you may still be feeling like the days, weeks, months and yes, even years are slipping by too fast for your Everythingtarian-reading soul to handle. You may be thinking there is just not enough time to do all the things you want to do – marry Jake Gyllenhaal, wash the three days’ worth of dirty dishes in your sink, embark on an Argentinean love affair, stop and smell the roses, watch The Queen on Netflix after getting it in the mail more than two months ago, be on The Price is Right (even though you are protesting that show because Bob Barker is no longer the host).
Or maybe that’s just me…
Anyways, it’s not too late. These past two weeks have reminded me that life is often way too short, and we need to grab it by the balls, make it our b!tch and seize the day.
I don’t mean spew such crass words, but a girl’s gotta to do what a girl’s gotta do, ya know?
Did you make a list of resolutions for 2010? Because I did.
Let’s do a fun activity.
Go grab your list.
Sit down in a comfortable chair with a pen and paper.
Once you have yourself a lovely libation (mine is kumquat green tea + packet of tangerine Emergen-C), let’s track our progress on those 2010 goals. To make things even more beneficial, for every goal we have not yet achieved, we are going to write down one thing we can do this week to get closer to the prize.
- Pay off my credit cards.
Goal for this week: Sit down and write a detailed payment plan for the rest of the year. I actually have something similar already done, and if I follow it, I shall be credit card debt-free by December!
- Run two 1/2 marathons at a sub-1:50 pace.
Goal for this week: After running the Madison 1/2 Marathon in 2:01, I am going to be realistic when I say this goal is probably not going to happen this year. However, I am going to be running a 5K race the last weekend in September, so how’s about a 5K PR instead? This week, I shall officially register.
- Travel somewhere.
Status: Complete! Read about my and Susan’s adventures traversing beautiful Banff, Alberta, Canada here: part one, part two, part three, part four, part five and the exit interviews.
- Put an additional $2000 in savings.
Goal for this week: Similar to my savings, I’m going to make a detailed financial plan for the rest of 2010 to ensure I have two g’s in the bank come December. That means one thing: no shopping. Goo.
- Study Spanish.
Status: Complete! I took a Continuing Ed Spanish course earlier this year. Now, if only I could remember what I learned…
- Write a story + get it published.
Status: Complete! If you remember, I contributed to the 55 Knives cookbook where I wrote an original recipe as well as a personal story. It’s not the freelance article I was envisioning but still counts!
- Cook one new recipe a week.
Goal for this week: Cook a new recipe, of course! I haven’t tracked every single week, but I think I have done pretty good thus far.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, The Queen and I have a long-overdue date.
How are YOU doing on those 2010 goals? Sharing is caring!