2010 goals revisited
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Browsing through today's blogs reminded me that, indeed, a quarter of the year is almost done. So what do I have to show for it?
I'm achieving my first goal of being a runner. I'm there, not that it's an end in itself. The whole point is that it's a path to health and joy. I've finished the couch to 5k program, I'm half-way through a group training session, and I've signed up for a half-marathon training session starting in May. I've run a couple of 5k races, and let my dog Sophie yank me through the K-9 fun run last Sunday. I've started to enjoy the running, and I make certain I can schedule my running time no matter what else is going on. I actually had to force myself NOT to run yesterday - I wanted to get out there, but I knew I needed the rest day. Now THAT's funny!
I'm making some progress on the goal of simplifying. This one's not so easy for me. There's the physical decluttering and then there's the emotional decluttering. I've started throwing things out that I haven't used in years. I'm getting rid of "stuff". There's still a lot of the physical stuff left, but I'm taking it a day at a time.
I decided in January to end a relationship that was dragging me down. As painful as that was, it feels as though I'm lighter. I took the final step with that last weekend. I had hidden my Facebook status, not wanting to inflict pain on the SO at the time by alerting all our acquaintances to the end of the relationship. I hid the status, but didn't change it. Behind the scenes I was still 'in a relationship'. Right, who am I kidding? I let go of that last weekend, changed it to single. Now what's funny about that is that unbeknownst to me, FB once again had reset all of my preferences, so it announced my change of status to the world. So much for discretion. Yes, I definitely got rid of some clutter.
My goal of becoming fierce? No time for that today - that deserves its own blog.