Monday, June 30, 2014

Resolutions Checkpoint 2014: June

This month makes me think of the Decemberist's song: July, July!


Since July is here, it's time to look back on what progress was made in June towards each of my three 2014 resolutions. Like always, this is the key:
   Bold = Completed task
   Normal = Not completed :/
   Bold + Italics = Completed, not originally on task list.

-- Progress in June --

1. Digestive health

  • Make reservation for Eastern medicine tour at Namsangol Hanok Village 
  • Make doctor appointment in Bundang or Seoul
    • Will probably push this back until I'm in the states this fall...

2. Health site

  • Finish three May posts
    • (Was caught up and published the third post on 6/11/14, I was so proud!)
  • Four June posts
    • Published all four June posts! Feels great!

3. Non 9-5 work

  • Deposit money from savings into Roth IRA (6/7/14)
  • Post Fiverr letter writing ads
  • Two hours each week on my guide projects (Korean restaurants & travel in Spain)
    • Spent 4+ hours on the Korean restaurant project, and 2 on Spain project. I've done notably less since writing/editing for... (see next bullet)
  • Applied for and got a blogging job at FluentU, which has since turned into some part time editing work!

Background goals

  • Get to Day 70 in my Give it 100 project
    • Today will be Day 69, so I almost made it!
  • Spend 1 hour working on pull-down tabs
  • Make a Camino packing list
    • Purchased NZ Sheep Wool to prevent blisters
    • Spent several hours reading blog posts and creating a packing list
  • Research helpful Camino guide books
    • Purchased Camino guide book 6/14/14

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-- Background Goals --

And here's my overall progress on those bits and pieces that would be great to accomplish this year as well:
  • Read 32 books this year (2 in Spanish)
    • I've read 15/32 books -- (One in Spanish)
    • Finished Clash of Kings this month.
  • Gain strength & muscle, enough that there's a notable difference in a before and after picture
    • I am currently on Day 69 of my Give it 100 project to increase flexibility in my legs. 
    • My Korean Eastern medicine doctor told me I should try to gain more muscle, so that's extra motivation.
  • Add pull-down tabs to both of my Blogger blogs
  • Walk the Camino de Santiago
  • Visit Hannah and Herm in London
    • Have it narrowed down to mid/late October
  • Make a Korea bucket list and post it (and do it!)
  • Unplug more often
    • Added a Facebook blocker that pops up after 1 minute. The goal is to log on only once a week, like my mom.
  • Resume French study
    • Did just a bit of FluentU French practice this month.

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-- July Focus --

1. Digestive health

  • Read Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Could Save Your Life
  • Drink peppermint tea every day (I have about 30 bags I need to finish, as I only have two months left in the country)
  • Try some recommendations from my Eastern medicine experience

    2. Health site

    Even though I recently just got caught up, and successfully published a post every Tuesday in June, I'll go easy on myself this month, since I'm editing/writing elsewhere now.
    • Publish two posts this month.
    • Make two images for two previously published posts, pin to Pinterest and share on GooglePlus.

    3. Non 9-5 work

    • Focus on new editing/writing gig (8-10 hours a week).
    • Read Copyblogger's ebook How to Write Magnetic Headlines
    • Read Copyblogger's ebook How to Create Compelling Content that Ranks Well in Search Engines

    Background goals

    • Finish reading The Named and Food Over Medicine
    • A half-hour each week of Camino research/planning
    • Buy plane ticket to Madrid, and Madrid --> London
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