Friday, February 9, 2007

Update on Goals for 2007

Kizz did an update of her 107 in 2007 list. She asked how everyone else was doing on their New Year’s Resolutions and, rather than fill up her comments section, I thought I’d devote a post to it here. My list is [HERE], if you’d like to reference.

#1: The thesis progresseth. Can you say that five times fast?

#2, #3: No progress to report.

#4: I’ve been making focused efforts on the diet and exercise front since right after Christmas, and it is bearing fruit. Since I started, I’ve lost 15 lbs (which I’d gained back over the last year after losing it rapidly following my gallbladder surgery) and I’ve steadily seen my strength and endurance improve toward the level I need to do #6. It’s too cold to do as much outside as I would like, but I’ve been able to make good use of my bike (which is attached to a trainer) and my weights. At some point, I’ll have to find a way to get good swim training in, but I’m going to deal with that when the weather is a little warmer.

#5: I am ashamed to say I have not done this yet. I will do this soon. Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, isn’t it?

#6: …coming in August!

#7: …coming when it’s not arsefreezingcold!

#8: I’ve been meditating on the matter of compassion of late, but I’m not really ready to share my thoughts on it yet. I'm missing the time I spend with my I Ching stalks. They're a great meditation tool for me. It's just that they properly require a goodly expenditure of time to do properly, and #1 really has to take precedence for the time being.

#9: I wrote 18 posts in January, which is about two a week. I wish I had more time to write more than this but, with #1 still in play, this is about as good as it’s going to get for the time being. I think I’d like to be able to do 4 posts a week by summer.

#10: …A couple of papa/kid possibilities have presented themselves. It’s too early to make definitive plans, but I’m not the only dad who wants to do something like this with his child.

#11: Hells bells! I am NOWHERE NEAR thinking about anything that’s not an emergency on the home front. It’s only February, though, so I’m not stressed about it yet.

#12: I’m researching projects. I have some vague ideas.

#13: I haven’t taken the bag down yet, but I’m totally inspired by what I saw from the photography students! Some samples of their work are sprinkled throughout this post.

Thanks, Kizz, for keeping me mindful of this list! I hope you keep making good progress on yours!

1 comment:

Kizz said...

Congratulations on your many-pronged apprach to the list. You're making progress on a lot of fronts. We'll just keep working.