Sunday, October 10, 2010

2010 Goals: September Progress

I set specific 2010 goals so here's an update on my September progress.

1. I read 5 books this month, so that's 63 books from January - September. I am confident I will soon reach my goal of reading 100 books this year!

2. I met with half of my writing group in September, and we caught up over coffee and went to an author reading. We heard Carolyn Parkhurst read from The Nobodies Album. I updated my essay for the Real Simple's contest. And...

3. I submitted the essay to the Real Simple contest! Finally, a submission! Now, to focus on a submission mailing.

4. This is my 139th post of the year, so 200 posts this year will likely be here before I know it.


5. My goals were: participate in 2 races, raise money for a worthy cause, and go outside my comfort zone. I have participated in four races: Earth Day 5K, Girls on the Run 5K, Race for the Cure 5K (where I raised money with my Furiously Walking team), and in September I participated in a Half Marathon -- way outside my comfort zone! My summer was a blur of long, early-morning Saturday run/walks and shorter training run/walks during the week.

6. My original goal was to eat vegetarian 90% of the time. This month I did not keep track of how many meat vs. vegetarian meals I ate. I focused more on healthy meals, eating plenty of fruits and veggies, and consider myself a flexitarian for now.

Fun & Friends

7. A new thing I tried in September was going canoeing with My Heart's Desire. Of course My Heart's Desire has a canoe (paddles, life jackets, etc.) and we strapped it to his car, picked up sandwiches, and drove to a local lake. For the first time ever, I went canoeing and we paddled around the lake. Then we ate our sandwiches on a bench in the sunshine.

8. Seeing friends. I met my goal of seeing friends at least once a week. I went to a lovely wedding, dined on paella with my honorary grandmother, went to brunch, and celebrated a friend's birthday.

9. My Heart's Desire and I did have fun this month (see #7). We also went for walks, hung out at home, and had weekend breakfasts together.

10. Photo taken of My Heart's Desire and I? No. I'm considering making this a 2011 goal.


lisa schamess said...

yay, i love this. congratulations. keep furiously living.

Amina said...

thanks, lisa! just trying to stay focused on my goals. any submission tips or tricks?