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03 March 2014 @ 10:23 pm
2014 New Year’s Resolutions: March Update  
2014 New Year’s Resolutions: March Update

Two months in and I still haven't worked on the vast majority of these resolutions.  It's been a while since I worked two jobs AND went to school, and I'm really feeling the difference in age between what I can handle now and what I could handle at twenty-three.  I really, really need to get into better shape so that I'll have the energy to tackle more of these projects!


Ride a bike.
No progress to report.

Put hair in a bun that stays all day.
No progress to report.

Get published.
No progress to report.

Be able to hold a ten minute conversation in Spanish.
My reading comprehension continues to improve, but the same old trouble constantly comes up when it comes to speaking the language.  In my mind, I have to hear what someone has said, mentally translate it to English, figure out what my response would be, mentally translate that to Spanish, and then say it out loud.  I just can't do this at a conversational speed!  I know, I know.  This will get better with practice, I'm told.  But it's very very discouraging in the meantime!

Complete 12 paintings.
No progress to report.

Travel somewhere new.
No progress to report.

Exercise 60 minutes a week; by the end of year expand this to 210 minutes a week.
No progress to report.
I have started wearing a pedometer every day, just to see how I'm doing.  I figured I was probably doing about 10,000 steps a day, which is considered decent - but no, most days I average about half of that!  That was really an eye opener.  I'm trying to focus on having a less sedentary lifestyle so that even when I'm not exercising, I'm getting more physical movement in.

Get a job!
Hired by the SFMOMA.
But that position has officially ended, so

Get a job!
is back on the list.

Take some f*cking Chemistry.
No progress to report.

Sew a dress.
No progress to report.

Eliminate the backlog of “to be posted” blog entries.
Up from 125 to 135.
Ouch.  This is the opposite of my intentions!  'Tis the curse of being so busy, I suppose.

Eliminate my backlog of books for review.
Down from 29 to 27.
This isn't as much progress as I would like, but at least the number of to-be-reviewed didn't go up, too!  It seems like I can manage to get one blog's backlog down in a month, but never both at the same time.

Do something new.
Ceramics.

Do something else new.
I feel like I should focus on knocking out more of the old before tackling yet another new thing, no?