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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer Goals: What have YOU accomplished so far?

A little over a month ago, I wrote a list of goals for the summer. Well, it's time to check in! My goals are listed below and what I've done in order to reach that goal. Hope you all have been working on tackling your personal goal lists! If not, it's never too late to start!

1. Volunteer at the Sedona Public Library
I am currently co-teaching/assisting an art class for kids ages 6-11 at the Sedona Public Library! It's really fun, and I get to volunteer three times a week. It's the perfect way to give back to my local community, and let's face it- arts and crafts can be very therapeutic!

2. Visit Boston and Chicago
I decided to visit Boston August 11-16 of this year! I'm going with my best friend and will be checking out three grad schools: Emerson College, Northeastern, and BU. I'm very excited to take a trip and hope I fall in love with the east coast!

3. Take an online Psychology class
I'm actually about to head out-of-town after I publish this post and will be gone for a week, BUT I found a psychology class I want to take through Rio Salado College in Phoenix, AZ. I will sign up for it after the 4th of July holiday...promise!

4. Lose 5 pounds and train for a half marathon
Whoohoo!! I've actually lost seven pounds and have not only been running, but have also been taking yoga classes, lifting weights, hiking, and more! I really hope I keep the weight off and continue to exercise and eat healthy!

5. Read at least 15 books
So far I have read When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris, Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey, Siddhartha by Herman Hess, Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, and am currently reading My Friend Leonard by James Frey. I love books!

6. Pay off any and all debt
Eh...still working on this. I'm spending wisely, but I have a lot of expenses and bills! No fun!

7. Study for the GRE and LSAT
I decided I'm only going to take the GRE because I decided I really don't want to go to law school. Currently, I'm working through Kaplan's GRE Exam Math Workbook: 7th Edition and Barron's GRE 2010 Edition. It's not fun, but at least I'm doing it!

8. Save as much money as possible
See number 6.

9. Live a more natural lifestyle
I haven't eaten fast food all summer! Whoohoo! I've also been eating a ton of fruits and veggies. My favorite healthy treat is Larabars. They come in a ton of amazing flavors, and all of them have 5 of less ingredients. Yum!

10. Design and construct my own line
I haven't really done a lot with this goal, and I think it's because I've realized my fashion niche is more in online journalism and in styling. Although I admire the design process and think fashion designers are geniuses, my role in the creative process is a little different.

11. Make new friends, keep the old, and spend time with my family
This one has been easy! I love all the new people I've met and love all the people who have been in my life for a while now. I miss my friends who are far away, but being home has given me the opportunity to reconnect with my family and friends from the past. Thank you all for loving and supporting me!

Now...I'd like to add a new goal to the list...

12. Remember my strengths, work on my weaknesses

I am always so hard on myself and stress out A LOT. I have to remember all of the blessings I have and all of the amazing qualities I possess. Here are a list of adjectives that I think describe me:


and here are characteristics I possess, but need to work on them, accept them, etc....


...How have your goals progressed? Let me know with a comment!


Haley Davis said...

I read A Million Little Pieces by James Frey and absolutely loved it! I didn't know he had written other books. I'll have to read those this summer (: my goal was to read a full length novel every week, but it got difficult reading 40 or 50+ pages every night, haha(:

Kristina said...

OMG you HAVE to read My Friend Leonard. It is the most amazing book I swear. You will love it! He also wrote Bright Shiny Morning...meh. Not my favorite. But My Friend Leonard is a must!

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