Metrics: January 2014

So, I figured I'd try a few goal check-ins throughout the year to see how I'm keeping up on things.

Thus far I have:

  • Gone from level 5 to level 7 in Spanish on Duolingo. Great!
  • Worked out for about 5 hours total. Lower than I'd like, but not bad.
  • I finished Valley of Amazement, by Amy Tan; The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love, by bell hooks; and Is Everyone Else Hanging Out Without Me, by Mindy Kaling. 
  • Replaced my phone (thanks to a new-every-two deal and a very kind and generous Christmas gift from a friend), so I've started to go a little crazy with photos: http://instagram.com/pragmacat. Mostly of my dog. Seriously. You've been warned.
  • I made it into the city twice - once with my cousin and once with Muse. Both times we got to hang out with my dear friend and his girlfriend. Day one we watched dogs in "my" park, scarfed down some Han's Hibachi and Sushi Boat, and hill climbed for about 2.8 miles. Day two we hung out at the Fork Cafe in the Castro (DELICIOUS mochas, btw), hit up CityLights bookstore (classic!), and ate at Le Cordon Bleu Vietnamese restaurant in my old neighborhood. 
  • Maybe secured a new client? Until it's super finalized, I'm not fully counting on it, BUT just the idea has helped my mood immensely.
  • I wrote seven posts on QwertyCafe. Great, though I'd like to do some creative writing in other outlets. Gotta work on that. 
  • An awkward situation popped up and I absolutely stood my ground. Worked out nicely and I'm pleased that I didn't just "stay nice" for the sake of appearances.
I'm pretty pleased with my progress thus far and am looking forward to what the rest of the year has to offer. In February, I'd like to see more time at the gym, progress on my personal projects, and another photo set somewhere other than my house (maybe the beach? in the city?). Adventure awaits!

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