I cannot believe we are already half-way through the year. It’s been so busy that I’ve hardly noticed. Back in January, I set some goals for the year (remember those?) and I’ve been working hard to reach those. So today is my semi-official halfway point benchmark:
Pay off at least 1/3rd of my student loans (This is part of my long-term goal of getting out of debt)This was sort of my stretch, and I was really excited when I had the opportunity to get here. I’d like to pay off my loans completely by the end of the year, but we will see.
- Travel to at least 3 new states (tentatively on the list: Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont) As of this past week, I am 3/4s of the way here. I travelled to Vermont and Minnesota. Unfortunately we only drove through Vermont because the weather was so bad and Maine just didn’t happen.
Travel to a new countryAlso, as of this last week, I visited Canada for the first time (post forthcoming) Complete another 5k
- Complete a 10k
Be more regular about my checkups Continue to stay on track with writing
- Learn a new skill
Cook a new dish a monthSo far this year, I have made Lentejas, Pesto, Saffron Chickpea soup, Ginger Snaps, Apple turnovers, Zucchini Chips and many types of new juices.
- Start sparring again
Improve my photographyThis is an ongoing thing for me.
How are you doing with your goals and resolutions so far? Do you still remember them?