2012 Check-in and Adjustment

I figured, if I want to keep up with my list of things to do in 2012, I need to check in and adjust my expectations accordingly. 

Learning another language:
+ Enough to read a French storybook
+ Enough to learn a French song

I’m not really on track here, but I picked up a “learning French” magazine (it was free!) and I was happy that I could recognize a lot of the worlds/sentences. The only issue is, I don’t really know about the pronunciation, I need something good to work on that.

Lose some weight!
+ running, or some sort of exercise (2 to 3 times a week)
+ walk more
+ drink less espresso drinks
+ eat more veggies and fruits

I’m walking more, I’m drinking less espresso drinks and eating more fruits, but I really need to get more veggies into my system. If only veggies were disguised as cakes and cupcakes!

Also, no, I am not purposefully leaving out the exercise part. Nope, not at all.

Memorize more (poems or psalm):
+ I have several poetry books that I’ve never finished, read at least one poem a week
+ learn 6 sonnets (or psalms)

Ask me to recite The Jabberwocky! I did cut this down to 6, so this is the second one. I’m not sure what the next one will be … perhaps a few stanzas of Nevermore.

Read 70 books this year:
+ read more non-fantasy fiction
+ read 6 (or 12) non-fiction theology books
+ read 6 non-fiction marketing books

I’ve definitely read more non-fantasy fiction, WinterTown was a great read, as well as Suite Scarlett. I finished Let Justice Roll Down so that’s 2/6 non-fiction theology books (yes, I know it’s not theology, but I’m putting it in that category).

To date I’ve read 29 books, (three are kiddies and two are supplementary so let’s say 25) I’m right on track, actually I’m 9 books ahead.

Blog more!
+ On my personal blog

+ On my book blog
+ On my writing blog … that is currently hidden.

Yep, haven’t done this as much as I should … I doubt I’ll do anything on my writing blog so I’m cutting that “resolution”.

Journal more
+ In cursive

Still only did this once … I’m unmotivated.

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