I’m not sure if you’re aware of it yet, but it is June.
June. The midpoint of the year! We’re almost halfway finished with 2013 and what do we have to show for it?
I don’t know, because I don’t know the majority of you personally, but I for one have six-months to get my hiney in gear. Actually, I have a feeling that come July when my book comes out my hiney will be running around in overdrive, but for now I’m feeling lazy and need some big goals to make me feel useful and important. That’s how I roll.
Thusly, here are my resolutions for June 2013:
Write a New Five-Year Plan. I’ve been a big fan of the five-year plan since graduating from college (ahem, almost ten years ago). To be honest, my plans usually end up taking about 2-3 years to complete. There’s something about putting all of my career and life goals down on paper that makes them a priority. My last five-year plan was done in an Excel spreadsheet (because I’m incredibly anal retentive) and took me about two years to wrap up. Luck was most certainly on my side this go ‘round, but I’m starting to feel a bit aimless these days and would like to make some time to sit down with myself and decide what it is that is important for me in the next five years. Since I’m not stumbling through my 20s anymore, methinks this version will probably be more life altering…things like marriage and kids will probably happen before these five years are up which is completely insane to think about.
Schedule Time for the Things that Matter…to Me. It takes me more time than I’m comfortable with to adjust to shake ups in my schedule. I’ve said before that my new job is much more life-consuming than I’d like. To be honest, I don’t see myself staying in this position for all that long, but for now it covers my rent and health insurance while I try to find something better. I CANNOT LET THIS JOB WIN, I need to make more time for the things that matter in my life. Those things consist of going to the gym regularly, studying for my personal training exam, having the time to cook healthy meals, blog on a regular basis, and write in general.
Social Networking. I don’t mean that in the Facebook sense. I mean that in the going-out-and-being-a-human-being-that-interacts-with-other-human-beings sense. I’ve been a bit of a hermit lately, for all sorts of reasons: schedule, freelance work, utter exhaustion, but there needs to be a limit to how much time one person can spend at home. This may fall under my last resolution, but I need to make more time to be out in the world…especially because I’m pretty sure The Fella’s friends are starting to think he made me up.
Sunday Sun-Days. When you’re blessed/cursed with skin as pasty-white as mine, the sun can be a scary element. Alas, one cannot avoid UV-Rays entirely. Roy and I have recently come up with a couple-resolution. Spend Sundays, the only day of the week neither of us work, together and doing something active outside. Running in Riverside park, walking around Central Park, doing our weekly grocery shop in the Union Square Farmer’s Market. Just being together, and being active.
Speaking of being active, Team-in-Training round two starts this month. With all of my fundraising done, I can focus my energy on simply immersing myself in the training program. I’m looking forward to some nice long runs in the park!
What are you Resolving for June?