we’re over halfway through 2012 (WHAT!) so i thought it would be a good idea to check in on those resolutions i so thoughtfully documented on the internet:
get a new job.
still a work in progress, sadly. BUT i have made some strides in this area. i’ve scored a decent amount of interviews (and gotten so, so frustratingly close), expanded my contacts, and have also come up with a contingency plan to change my course at current job to beef up my resume. i am so SO lucky to be job hunting with a job, so i continue to thank my lucky stars for that, but i can’t deny i’m getting a bit frustrated and antsy to start using my degree. museums - give me a job!
plan a wedding.
there’s obviously a ton more detail about this here, but so far, so good. i still feel little to zero stress about anything and although i know i’m not in crunch time yet, i have a TON accomplished and mostly ahead of schedule.
organize my finances.
not sure how to classify this, honestly. it’s hard to tell if i have cut down on spending when i’m writing giant checks every few months for something wedding related, but we’re affording a wedding and not eating ramen every night, so i guess we’re doing okay. i did consolidate loans and we’ve started combining incomes so there’s some small moves ahead.
finally starting to make progress here! i’m a little over a third of the way to my wedding target, which isn’t a ton, but this is the first time in awhile i’m seeing tangible differences - pounds gone on the scale. this has given me more fuel to keep going so i’m feeling pretty good about both being wedding-ready - and sustaining longer term. sadly all the changes i’m seeing have been related to really controlling my diet - i never wanted to believe it was 90% diet, 10% exercise…but dang if it doesn’t seem true.
i can’t really say if this has changed much, and i still need to work on it. my school related busy-ness ended at almost the exact time that wedding related busy-ness started, and my job is so time consuming that it’s been a long time since i’ve felt…bored. and i guess when i do have free time, i end up feeling slightly stressed or guilty because there’s something i could be doing. that “busy” article that kathleen posted the other day really struck a chord with meand i definitely need to consciously work on this.
how are you guys doing on your resolutions?