With 6 months down and 6 months to go in 2008, it’s time for a resolution check-in:
1. Read two books for pleasure each month.
14 books so far, including one adorable childrens’ book that bizarrely made it to our New Bookshelf at work, so I’m actually ahead of schedule. And no, this doesn’t include any of my textbooks, finished or otherwise.
2. See 12 movies in the theatre.
So far we’ve seen There Will Be Blood, Atonement, Michael Clayton, Indiana Jones & the Crystal Skull, Iron Man, and WALL-E, so I guess I’m right on track here, too. WALL-E and Michael Clayton were the best, in very different ways.
3. Take a trip west of the Mississippi (and also west of Iowa).
Not yet, but we’ve confirmed that we’ll be spending Christmas in Carlsbad. Also, I’m presenting at conferences in Denver and Monterey. This one will definitely happen.
4. Go to Bonnaroo or Coachella.
5. Put $5,000 in savings by the end of the year (sub item: and leave it there).
No comment. Paying tuition has killed me this semester.
6. Finish Couch to 5K and run a 5K.
Check! I ran the Kelley Cares 5K in early June, and plan to run more in the fall. I’d like to do a 10K next year.
7. Continue weight training and do an unassisted pull up.
Less successful on this one. I took a lot of time off from lifting this spring due to shoulder and knee problems.
8. Finish my CAS.
I’m on target to defend my thesis in the fall, however I’m going to be one credit hour short of finishing unless I take another class. If that’s all that I have left at the end of the year, I’m fine with it.
9. Get published.
So far this year I have 3 accepted conference proposals (all co-written), 1 accepted (and award winning?) co-written virtual poster, and 3-4 conference and journal submissions outstanding. Not bad!
10. Find a church.
We’ve been sporadically attending services at Del Ray United Methodist Church, which we both really like. We found it when we went there with my family on Easter.
11. Reconsider therapy and/or medication.
I tried therapy with the GW staff counselor person, but I mainly found her annoying and “let’s fix it”-y. I did go back on medication, though, and it seems to be doing a lot to even me out. I go back this week for a six month evaluation.
12. Beat SB at Zooloretto or Alhambra.
I won at Zooloretto in January, but have been soundly defeated in almost every other game since then. Between Shane and our friend Kevin, I just don’t stand a chance.
13. Finish 2007’s Bond-watching resolution.
We’ve watched two Bond movies this week, and have now made it to the ill-fated George Lazenby era. 15 to go!