Thursday, September 4, 2014

Resolutions Checkpoint 2014: August

As I predicted, I didn't get that much done in August since I was on vacation with my sister and grandma for nearly two weeks, and then packing and wrapping up the year the last week. I also overestimated the amount of free time I'd have at work in the afternoons during summer English camp. So, here's the progress I made in August:

-- August Progress --

1. Digestive health

  • Finish reading The China Study.
  • Research criticism of The China Study and write findings into a draft post.

    2. Health site

    • Publish one new post. - I backdated it to July, but posted it in August. Counts, right??
    • Make graphic for one older post and share on Google Plus.

    3. Non 9-5 work

    • Work on Elance profile for 2 hours.
    • 10 hours/week editing (only weeks when I'm not traveling)

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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 21/32 books -- (One in Spanish)
      • Finished The China Study and Orphan Train this month.
    • Gain strength & muscle, enough that there's a notable difference in a before and after picture
    • Add pull-down tabs to both of my Blogger blogs
      • Rough plans to make a new template for this blog with Herm's help when I'm in London
    • Walk the Camino de Santiago
    • Visit Hannah and Herm in London
    • Make a Korea bucket list and post it (and do it!)
    • Unplug more often
    • Resume French study

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    -- September Focus --

    September and October are going to be even stranger than August in terms of breaking from the routine. I won't bring a computer with me when I walk the Camino de Santiago in a few days, so I won't be working on the health site at all. Here's a very light rendition of September's focus:

    1. Digestive health

    • Eat as many plants as possible.
    • Avoid dairy and greatly minimize meat consumption.

      2. Health site

      • [Hiatus]

      3. Non 9-5 work

      • Be open to getting inspired while walking the Camino. Write down ideas.

      And there we have it. I see myself getting more rigorous with my goals again in November, when I'll have the time to focus on them. But for now, I want to focus on the present, and gain all I can from this limited time in Spain.
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