Halfway there folks!! Today I am 24 1/2. 25 is 6 months away!
A few updates on what is going well:
Be Vegetarian (#11): This is only for 2.5 months (which I am rounding up to 3), but honestly I will probably extend this goal. I thought I would find it really difficult, but it actually has made meals a lot better. I started on April 12 (after having a filet mignon at Three Forks for a celebratory work lunch) and a lot has happened since then: DisneyWorld. Wedding. Family Reunion. There has been a lot of good food at all of these places, but I haven't cheated once! Not a single time. This is a major victory for me. I feel great and have tried a lot of new recipes (#8), including Quinoa burgers, which were delicious.
Take 2500 Pictures (#20): For some this may be a ridiculous number, for others this might be done on a monthly basis. The idea was that I need to a) take more pictures of my life because I was soooo bad at this our first year of marriage and b) I would like to develop some photography skillz. I haven't tallied up the numbers, but I have been killin' it. I am now the girl with the camera at pretty much everything (thanks Kyle for getting me a point-and-shoot for my last b-day). If you have seen our blog recently, you have seen the evidence of my camera toting.
And updates on what needs improvement:
Make the Bed 250 Times (#7): I know it is ridiculous to associate numbers with each of these goals, but it makes things measurable, and isn't that a trait of a good goal? Anyway, the bed. 250 times averages out to 5 times a week (which is how I actually track my progress) and while I often hit the 5 times a week, it is only because I make the bed when I get home at the end of the day :D. I know I can find 97 seconds in my morning to make the bed, I just need to make this more of a priority.
Read 25 Books (#3): I have been reading, but nothing that fun. I need suggestions, please!!
Sigh. I realize that this entire exercise is somewhat ridiculous, but it is only for a year and I can really say that it is working. I am doing things more consistently. I am pushing myself to try a little harder in areas I might ignore. I have found courage where I would not have had any (example: I took an improv class, finally). Kyle has been very supportive, as have families on both sides. Thanks to all!
*P.S. I have been blogging up a storm here, but the blog has to be private. Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like access.