Goals update #14

It’s time for a mid-year check-in for my yearly goals and my spring goals as we move into summer!

2021 goals

Here are some goals I set at the beginning of the year:

  • Read 70 books: I’m more or less on track to do this! Half way there!
  • Participate in more read-a-thon and reading challenges: I’m making progress in the PopSugar challenge, but participant in read-a-thons is hard working full-time.
  • Read more fantasy: I haven’t read any fantasy this year (yet), but I’ve read a few sci-fi books, which is another genre I usually try to avoid.
  • Read more classics: Not yet, sadly.
  • Camp even more: Yes! I’ve gone on a few of camping trips (Fay Bainbridge and Scenic Beach) since the weather warmed up a month ago. We try to go once a month or so.
  • Take a roadtrip: Not yet.
  • Visit two new U.S. states: Again, not yet.
  • Travel internationally: We’re hoping to take a big trip to the U.K. at the end of the year!
  • Do something to further my career: Nothing yet. My current retail job drains me but maybe in the back half of the year I’ll try to do more.
  • Continue to be on top of my finances: Yes! I work a lot on investing and staying on top of what I spend.
  • Continue practicing Spanish: 200-ish day streak, baby! But I still hope to do more as I’m currently doing the bare minimum to keep my streak.
  • Blog more: I’m still not blogging much besides my usual reading wrap-ups and months in review, but maybe later this year as I travel more.

Spring goals

Here’s how my spring goals went:

  • Keep up with the reading challenge: Yes! I’m on track to read 70 books this year.
  • Visit two Washington State Parks: Yes! Scenic Beach and Saint Edward.
  • Apply for other jobs: A few, to no avail.
  • Explore Seattle: Oh yeah. We frequent the Fremont waterfront and Green Lake area around our house and will sometimes go to Capitol Hill, Ballard and downtown.
  • Practice Spanish every day: Yep!
  • Stretch or exercise every other day: More or less, or at least better than before. I got a gym membership so I usually go on average three times a week.
  • Finally do something with my savings: My dad has helped me invest in some mutual funds.
  • Continue to budget: By “budget” I mean just watching what I spend, I’m not trying to cut back in any particular area.

Summer goals

Here are some goals for the next few months:

  • Keep up with the reading challenge
  • Visit two Washington State Parks
  • Plan an international trip
  • Apply for other jobs
  • Explore more of Seattle
  • Practice 30XP of Spanish everyday
  • Go to the gym three times a week
  • Bike to work once a week

What are some of your recent goals?

Photo by Sergey Shmidt


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