Checking In On My 14 Goals for 2014

Eeek! It’s July 4th. I seriously have NO idea where June went but we are now halfway through 2014 and it seems like a good time to see how I’m doing with the 14 Goals I set at the beginning of the year.

1) Travel More DONE! 

Houston in April followed by Savannah last weekend is far more traveling than I’ve done in awhile. One of the main deterrents to traveling is moola but a few months ago I signed up for a credit card that gives me air miles and have already racked up a bunch so hopefully I’ll be able to use them in the near future.

2) Find Job Satisfaction
Still working on this one and still not entirely sure what it means. Luckily the job I do have has gotten a bit less stressful. Well, actually, I don’t think the job stresses have changed, I think my reaction to them has changed which might be more important.

3) Find Scale Satisfaction
This relates a little bit to what I was talking about on Wednesday with accepting the body that is a result of my lifestyle, but I’m still trying to process all of it so this is sort of half-done.

4) Research Becoming a Fitness Instructor DONE!
Not only did I do the research, but I’m registered to become a certified spin instructor at the end of this month. I’m super excited, especially after finding out my friend Brittany also registered!

5) Entertain More
Ooops. I forgot this was even on the list so suffice it to say there haven’t been any parties at my apartment recently. Usually I have a 4th of July party since the desk of my building is a good spot for viewing Cleveland fireworks but with being out of town last weekend I just didn’t have time to plan.

6) Volunteer DONE!
Since January I’ve been volunteering at the library at the Western Reserve Historical Society and absolutely love it.

7) Be More Open To Dating DONE!
This is an interesting one because this single gal was all gung ho about dating and even started a single gal blog but before I knew it, I found myself dating BC and it’s going quite swimmingly, I am very happy to say. (Actually, one of the comments on the Reader Survey I had open last week was how they wanted me to write more about how the weight loss has affected my personal life which I have always been meaning to do so that post will be coming eventually!)

8) Attend FitBloggin 14 DONE!
Woot! As you all saw my post from Monday, I not only attended FitBloggin’ 14 but had an awesome time and am already looking ahead (aka saving money) to attend Fitbloggin 2015 in Denver! (Again, those air miles means the plane ticket is taken care of!)

9) Beat my 2013 RnRCLE Half Marathon Time.
Obviously this didn’t happen at the Cleveland Half-Marathon but I start training for 2014 RnRCLE in a couple weeks so there is still time to make that happen.

10) Read 50 Books (and keep track of them)
Okay, so I am definitely not going to hit 50 books this year as it’s halfway through the year and I’m only at, like, 13. But, in my defense, I read big books so I think next year I might start keeping track of pages instead.

11) Track My Mileage
Yeahhhh so that didn’t happen like I wanted it to. I can obviously track miles I’ve raced, but just running, nope. 

12) Break Out of My Bar Comfort Zone
This one I think we’ve (meaning my friends and I) have gotten better about, that is going to places other than the usual spot. But I don’t want to fall into a trap of getting comfortable at the new places so this is kind of a “half done” as well. Next year it might be better to pick specific places I want to go but haven’t gone to before. 

13) Write Every Single Day
When I originally set this goal I meant it more in terms of writing fiction or poetry or what have you. That hasn’t happened as much as I would have liked but with this blog and other things I have written close to every single day (I don’t post every single day, but posts tend to be written in advance and tweaked every day until posting), but I have to keep the momentum up so we’ll see where I am in December. 

14) Say A Hearty Yes To My Adventure
I would like to hope this one is never fully completed and I continue to chase after that yes and that adventure every single day.

Love from the ashes,
Lady Lazarus

3 thoughts on “Checking In On My 14 Goals for 2014”

  1. I'm working my way through your archives (hope that isn't too creepy!) and you are very inspirational to me. I see a lot of myself in you (writer, reader, snarky) and I just wanted to thank you for sharing all this with the internet so people like me can stumble upon it.


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