Doesn’t matter what they’re called, but they’re what I’m hoping to accomplish this year. The original post is here.
Improve my nutrition. I’m OK here, but I could be better. I’ve been eating more salads, for example, but I’ve also been eating more chocolate than I should.
Improve my fitness. Mixed bag. It’s been a rough few weeks, energy-wise, and I’ve skipped quite a few morning workouts. But the good news is I’m running again! Only a few miles here and there, and I’m still fighting back the hip injury, but there’s progress.
Improve my finances. Still looking for that perfect house.
Improve and advance my songwriting. Some progress here already, but getting more focus would help. The problem is, work is threatening to rise up and kick my butt, and I don’t want to commit to the whole “15 songs this month” thing if I’m also going to have to be putting crazy hours in doing draining work. Maybe I can commit to something like 5 songs this month, though.
Pitch at least one song to at least one publisher/producer/songplugger. This is done, so this goal really was too easy. I’ll change it to:
Pitch at least five songs (including at least one demo completed in 2005) to at least one publisher/producer/songplugger.
Research viability of opening a pizzeria/restaurant with
Bulk up my “scrap-files.” I did write one lengthy essay-type thing in response to that “high school” meme, and I’m thinking about what else I want to write.
Visit my parents for short trips every few weeks or months. Nothing yet.
Spend less time on personal email and LiveJournal. I’m definitely cutting the time I spend on these at work, but I’m still spending too much time on them at home.
Use LiveJournal for more productive purposes. Following on the above comment, I am at least being more productive with my time on LJ. The discussions I tend to contribute to now are usually ones that get me writing in-depth comments, and I’ve been copying those comments into private entries in my journal and categorizing them in my memories. They may come in handy for the scrap-files.
Listen and pay attention for song ideas. Still not doing this as much as I need to. Must get better at this.
Load and unload the dishwasher more often. I’ve been doing this! Karsten doesn’t want me to take it over completely because he says he feels like I do too much. But I’ve been doing it about half the time or more.