I’ve been getting adjusted to a new state, new city, new apartment, new job, and a variable schedule. Blogging just seemed too hard and too time-consuming in the last 2(?) months. But for August I have a fairly consistent schedule (maybe) so I’m going to try to add more structure to my days.
I need to totally re-haul my goals, but I still have the question-mark of school so I’m not sure what my life-path will be enough to nail down milestones, let alone smaller goals. So these will be mostly personal goals until I know what’s going on.
1. run at least 1 mile 1st thing in the morning every day.
I did this, despite 100F temps and not wanting to on a couple of days. Some days you just want to be lazy–or you donated plasma earlier and almost passed out, as the case may be.
3. Collect a minimum of 2/mo positive moments in a jar
I collected a couple, but I’m not a fan of the people at my work. And that’s pretty much what I do (other then the mile and clean the apartment).
3a. listing (in my head) what I’m thankful for daily.
My sleep schedule has been all OVER the place thanks to a variable work schedule. I’ve been tired a lot. When I’m in bed–I’m pretty fast asleep. Hopefully, once I get a stable job/school thing going I can resume this. Because I like it a lot.
3b. I want to appreciate nature, love, and things I already have.
I DO look at the mountains here almost every day and think how lucky I am to live right upon them. They’re really beautiful to look at–and I can’t WAIT to snowboard in them this winter!
3c. Worrying can only take up a maximum of 15 minutes/day. EVERY day.
I’m a new person now. Much more laid back. Since I have no certain direction, I kind of take life as it goes. I know this is only a temporary thing, but it’s sure nice not to be stressed out all the time.
4. Dental health. Floss daily
I’ve actually done incredibly well on this. I just do it before I go to work, and I think I only missed 1(?) day in the last 2 months. A trip to the dentist? That’s another story and worry I’ve placed on the backburner. Though I’m VERY concerned I’m going on 3 years without a cleaning. Except I can’t afford it without insurance–especially since I’m due for all x-rays. I just hope there’s not significant problems brewing. . .
2015 Aspirations (in no particular order):
#1: Get the money. Make it, keep it.
I’m working. But I need more work hours and less school loans. Hopefully this will change by mid-September.
#4: Make a menu
4a. do a grocery list
I have been doing this
4b. grocery shop 1x/wk
This is more difficult because groceries are EXPENSIVE! And there is no Grocery Outlet here, so groceries cost a ridiculous amount. And the food stamps don’t go super far.
4c. cook 5 days of cooking per week grow it to all 7.
Cooking means sandwiches, quesadillas (however you spell it) in the microwave, or if we get really fancy stir-fry. It’s too hot to use cooking implements right now.
#5: Prepare, but don’t stress out.
My plan for August is to start to jump on it. I’m going to get on my to-do list every week day and add more structure to my routine.
5a. Finally cleaning, organizing, and packing (pick one new area every non-work day).
Now that we’re all unpacked I can actually organize things nicely. It’s one thing to empty boxes into closets, it’s another to carefully hang them by color.
5b. Then set a monthly deadline for at least one additional task.
August is decision time, then work to implement whatever plan. Also, to start trying to blog regularly again.