Requisite Accountability Post

Here we are, with two months gone in 2017. I thought I might update you all on how my goals have been going. Because what’s the point in setting goals if you just forget about them a month or two later? Let’s go down them one at a time.

  • Submit another book to editors. I’m more than 30,000 words into TOP SECRET at the moment, which popped up to replace UTOPIA as the likeliest candidate going out to editors this year. It’s basically outlined and going quite well. I think this goal is well in hand.
  • Get down to 180 pounds. I started the year at 192.6 pounds. This morning I was 186.4. That looks like great success to me, though it hasn’t felt like it the past week or so. I’ve hit a wall at this point, and I’m going to have to press forward to get below 186. I know from experience with weight loss that this happens, and I think I’m on it. Still, it’s helpful to remind myself that I’m doing well.
  • Read a book a week. I finished my 10th book of the year yesterday, and if you count up the weeks, you’ll see that we’re only 9 weeks into the year so far, so I’m a book ahead of where I need to be on this goal. Super! And that’s even with picking a few books that I didn’t really love, and one I enjoyed, but which took me 1.5 weeks to finish. I’m happy with this goal, and glad I set it.
  • Improve my Slovak. This is where I’ve really slacked off lately. I’ve been busy with other things in life, and I’ve done nothing on this goal for at least 3 weeks. I’m not sure if I’ll get back to it soon, either. Just keeping it real here. I’d like to keep to it, but it’s been tough.
  • Continue to declutter my house and life. The house is doing okay, and I’ve been trying to keep at this goal. For now, I’ve been focused on organizing my game collection, which takes a whole lot more time than you’d think. Something about going through and organizing 100,000 cards will do that . . . I’m taking this a bit at a time each day, and I’m making progress. Probably not as much as Denisa would like, but there you go.
  • Continue reading to DC each evening. We’ve done an okay job with this. Most weeks we get it done 5 nights out of 7. That’s a very good thing.

So there you have it. Doing great on some, terrible on one, and okay on the rest. I’m happy that the goals that are the most important to me are the ones where I’m doing the best, though. Weight and writing are the two biggest.

How are your goals going this year?

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