Goals update #06

Here’s how my goals for spring went…

  • Work 15-20 hours a week at my part-time job: I pretty much got that at my movie theater job, no matter how much I hated it.
  • Stay away from the snacks at work: I did okay with that. Maybe ate on half my shifts.
  • Secure a full-time job: Yes! As you reading this I’m training for my new fisheries biologist job in Seattle.
  • Hike once a month: Nope. I did manage one hike in Sycamore Canyon, but not much else.
  • Visit one new southwest state/ park: My cousins and I visited Channel Islands National Park for a day hike on Santa Cruz!
  • Read three books a month: I’m proud to say I’ve been more than keeping up with my reading. On average, I’ve reading six books a month this year.
  • Go to the gym three times a week: At first I was keeping up with a routine, but then I got a job…
  • Meal plan and prep: Nope.

My goals might seem a bit underwhelming because I don’t know for sure what kind of time I’ll have with my new, intense job, but here are a few things I hope to keep up with for the rest of the summer

  • During training: wake up two hours before class, use weekends to explore
  • Read three books a month
  • Practice Spanish a few times a week
  • Message family and friends everyday
  • Pay off some debt
  • Stretch a few times a week
  • Apply what I learn in training to do well at my job
  • Blog for half an hour every other day
  • Organize my laptop

Again, I’m no really sure what to expect with my new job and probably won’t know until my first deployment at the end of the month. I look forward to sharing what I can (as I’m recording data to use for government regulations, I can’t give too much away) once I’m in Alaska. I will update my goals at the beginning of fall!

What are your goals for the next few months?

Photo by Ben Dutton.



  1. July 9, 2019 / 12:08 pm

    Wow! I did realize you’ve moved to Seattle! I am relocating there myself in a little over a week for grad school! Best of luck 🙂

  2. pinarrawlins
    July 10, 2019 / 5:26 am

    All the best with reaching your goals 🙂 hope the new job is going well xo

  3. July 14, 2019 / 6:44 am

    I love that you consistently set yourself these goals – no matter how minor they are, it’s so important to set u yourself tasks. We either end up losing focus of what we actually want to achieve or we are so busy that time passes us by 🙁 – making a list like this is a great way to keep track. I think i need to do something similar for myself over the next few months.


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