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  1. 1. organize my personal papers
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  2. 2. Finish the diorama
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  3. 3. make a time capsule
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  4. 4. complete some existing goals before adding new ones
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  5. 5. feel adequately prepared for my new job
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  6. 6. Improve brain function
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  7. 7. send out thank you notes
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  8. 8. Support the USPS: write and mail a letter once a week
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  9. 9. Run 1 race a month
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  10. 10. stick to a schedule
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  11. 11. Pay off the unemployment debt
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  12. 12. contact my extended family
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  13. 13. Learn a second (and possibly third) language
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  14. 14. Crochet something meaningful for everyone in my family
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  15. 15. sew my own clothes
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  16. 16. Get new bicycle safety gear
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  17. 17. Catch up on Dr's appts
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  18. 18. Use my pasta maker
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  19. 19. visit every state in the U.S.
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  20. 20. draw portraits of my friends
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  21. 21. Become more politically active
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  22. 22. Pay off everything up to school loans
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  23. 23. Live guilt free
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  24. 24. start playing the clarinet again
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  25. 25. Organize all my photographs
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  26. 26. Reduce my slavery footprint
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  27. 27. Go apple picking
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  28. 28. Be an awesome Aunt!
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  29. 29. Never say an unkind word about someone
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  30. 30. be a better sister
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  31. 31. stop swearing
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  32. 32. Attend Temple
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  33. 33. Donate Bone Marrow
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  34. 34. Jerome, Arizona
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  35. 35. plan my vacations for the rest of the year
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  36. 36. get into grad school
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  37. 37. catch up with friends in the new year
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  38. 38. Complete 1 aspect of 3 goals each week
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How I did it
How to * Run in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
It took me
4 months
It made me
proud


How to backup my computer files
It took me
3 years
It made me
Shocked!


How to buy a netbook.
It took me
7 months
It made me
Awed


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stick to a schedule (read all 3 entries…)
glacial progress

I’ve signed up for a class in the fall, and also plan to volunteer with another organization. In order to accomplish these tasks, and do them well, I have to be a master of time management and my schedule.

I’ve recently started dedicating certain days of the week to certain activities which is out of the norm for me. Typically my week fills up by the Sunday preceding it and I fit people/activities in as there is room. Now I have two days locked down and let the rest of the week come together.

I’ve also stated keeping track of the week by keeping an online version of my schedule that I update the following morning. It sounds ocd but I keep track of all activities, including when I sleep, drive, what I eat, when I leave a certain place, etc. Once the week is complete I print it out and start over. This has been extremely helpful because it brought several things to my attention, like bad eating habits, not running as often as I thought I was, going to the store too often, and apparently not getting enough sleep on certain days of the week without good reason.

Keeping tabs on my schedule like this is tedious, but at the moment it’s fascinating because of the insight it’s provided. For the time being I’ll continue to do it until I can weed out the bad behaviors and add some good ones. At least I’ll be able to see when my progress is consistent.



get into grad school
As of today

I’m enrolled in graduate/special classes. My portfolio isn’t strong enough to apply to grad school yet so I have to take a number of classes in order to raise my GPA. It won’t be competitive but I’m hoping it’ll be good enough to get in. In the meantime, I’m taking credits for a certificate so that I’ll have something I can use right away, and if I do get into the program, the 6 of the certificate credits can be applied to the overall degree.

Book shopping has begun, and GRE studying is not far behind.



Run 1 race a month (read all 3 entries…)
the next big step

Signed up for the 1/2 marathon this fall! And the training team. No turning back now.

I’ve slowly added more time to my runs, and also gradually increased the frequency as well. I’m feeling pretty confident about the training and my abilities. The only thing that gives me pause is the extreme social aspect of it. Running has by and large been a solitary act for me. It’s something I like to keep to myself about so I’m hoping that I won’t feel too uncomfortable with the group runs and will give the meet-ups a try.



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