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2020 Goals: 16 weeks done; beginning Week 17

Sunday, May 03, 2020

Wow, May already! This year is zipping by.

2020 Goals
1. Say good-bye to one item a day, and if something comes in, something goes out = 366 fewer items.

Off track, but I'm redoubling my efforts.

2. Read one pleasure book a week that meets the requirements to donate to the prison program = 52 books a year.

I re-read Jules Vernes' "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea," which I've not read in decades. Some say Vernes created the sci-fi genre. Whether or not that's true, it's still a great read.

Total for 2020: 20

3. Happiness Planner project.

I have not been perfect with this goal, but I have been consistent, and I think that's a strong beginning. It's the day in, day out choices we make that determine who we become and what we achieve.

4. I will try one new recipe each week.

Yes! I finally found a store with eggs and made bread pudding. I'm glad I made a small dish, because it was deLICious! That's definitely on the "let's do it again sometime" list.

I also made a yummy pot roast. I don't like how soggy the vegetables can get in some pot roasts, so I roasted them first and added them to the meat at the end for flavor. Success!

5. I'm adding a new goal: skin care. My skin is a mess, and I'm not getting any younger. So I'm going to make skin care a priority to look and feel better.

I'm slathered in mud masque as I type. My skin still looks how it looks, but it feels like a baby's bottom. emoticon

After adding my fifth goal last week, I'm going to add another TWO new goals:
6. I'm going to study French 30 minutes a day.

I used to speak it pretty well, but I feel that slipping away. I'm going to refresh my grammar, rebuild my vocabulary and pronunciation, and build my reading ability.


7. Challenging myself to a no-spend May. Rent, utilities, a set food budget and - that's it, barring a genuine emergency. I should be good at this, but ... there's room for improvement. A LOT of room.

One third of 2020 is already gone. Let's make the most of the time we have!

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    Good luck with goals! Love scifi and Verne never goes out of date.
    You can do this!
    260 days ago
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    261 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    I like Jules Verne. I read Journey to the Center of the Earth and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea for the first time a few years ago and enjoyed them a lot. Unfortunately my reading has slowed to a crawl for now.

    Learning a second language (or refreshing) sounds interesting. I took Spanish in high school, but really struggled with pronunciation. I have enough of an ear to know that I'm mangling the words, but not enough to be able to say the words properly. I actually read it better than I can speak/understand it (that's not to say I read it well).

    A no spend May sounds like a great goal. I've been spending less since I've been at home, but the needs that can be put off but are still needed eventually are piling up so I'm afraid pretty soon I'll have to spend a large chunk to catch up.
    261 days ago
    emoticon wonderful ~ and positive!

    emoticon gramsie used to make bread pudding - it was yummy, and a nice now & then thing to make :)
    262 days ago
    Those are great goals - good luck
    262 days ago
    I admire your determination to keep up your goals and even add some new ones!

    You Go!
    262 days ago
    cool on the french!! i zipped through the duolingo french course (i took 11 years of it in school, plus its necessary where i live on the border of quebec)
    i'm working on spanish now and its much harder. I have unit 7 to go and i'm done...i've been doing it over a year...i do 4-5 lessons a day. if you havent discovered it, is a free language site..when i'm done spanish i want to take italian, then dutch, then maybe welsh. we will see!!
    262 days ago
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