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07 July 2013 @ 10:21 am
2013 New Year's Resolutions: July Update  
2013 New Year's Resolutions: July Update

Eliminate the backlog of “to be posted” blog entries.
Up from 163 to 181.
Le sigh.  I try to be a good blogger, but I just can't seem to do so.  When I do update, the news is out of date.  It's so embarrassing.  Sometimes I think the best thing to do would be to give up on the backlog, but there's a lot of good memories I don't want to omit, so I'll keep plugging away at this.

Eliminate my backlog of books for review.
Held steady at 36.
I've got a substantial "front log" built up at the moment, so I hope that I'll be able to backtrack and work on some of the older books now.


Covert my old bedroom at my parents' into a studio.
When it comes to painting, the room is ready to go.  When it comes to sewing...well, I haven't worked that in.  I've set up a painting studio in the summer house, so I may just fold up the easel in my parent's room and give the studio over to sewing.


Find a “for reals” job.
I've got a paid internship coming up next month at the Anasazi State Park Museum in Utah!  It's just a stipend (and a tiny one at that) and it's a temporary position, but housing is provided and I'm so excited about it.  I'll be leaving at the end of July and coming back to California sometime in late October or early November.



Draw or create something every day. Draw or create something at least weekly.
I was totally slacking on this.  I've been working more at RHA and I've been generally quite lazy.


Exercise 60 minutes a week; by the end of year expand this to 210 minutes a week.
You'd think I'd have managed to get a regular exercise routine set up by now, but no.  Too lazy to bother.
This must be why my weight is steadily being maintained around 110-112, which is 10-12 pounds above where I want it to be.
(I know that it's unrealistic to every expect my weight to get back down to 100 lbs again, but I'd like to at least be consistently around 105 once more.)


Cook at least three meals a week.
I'm still absolutely lousy about cooking, but I suspect that this will get worked on quite a bit when I'm in Utah.  Boulder is so tiny that there are only three restaurants, all of which are grills/American food.  I doubt I'll be eating out much.


Travel somewhere new – preferably overseas.
Chicago and Alaska.
Plus, now I'll be living in Utah for a few months! I visited the state as a child on road trips with my mother, but it'll be completely different as an adult.
This has been a great year for travel.


Do one thing completely new.
Oil painting.


Do something else completely new.
Living completely by myself outside of my hometown - although I technically won't be doing that until August.
Plus, Jeannie and I are finally taking Glassblowing 1A this month at BAGI.